Why we do Life Groups
LIfe groups are an extension of the local church just as the local church is an extension of the universal church. Jesus, himself, gathered around Him a small group of men who would later transform the world. At its core, a life group is simply a gathering of Spirit-indwelt people who have intentional, growing relationships with the Lord and each other, and they use these relationships to help fulfill Christ’s mission for the church.
At Journey, life groups have developed in a variety of ways. Some life groups have developed casually through individuals serving together: cleaning crew, worship team. Other life groups have developed with more intention: Coffee House Conversations, Home-based life Groups, Leadership Team. However they have developed, life groups are essential to sustaining a healthy, growing church.
Life groups are a result of living life together. The advantages that come with a life group are:
The Body, the Church, heals itself as it is fitted together in community (Eph 4:11-16)
Grace is administered in various forms (1 Pet 4:10)
People are spurred on to love and good deeds (Heb 10:23-25)
Non-believers see a picture of Christ, and as a result, more people are attracted to Jesus (Jn 17:20-23)