12 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Life Groups And Community

Read a great post by Jonathon Herron today that explains pretty precisely why I passionately believe small groups are so important.  Whether you call em Life Groups, Community Groups, Care Groups, or something else, it’s all the same.  Please go read it here.

Our church holds 3 core values.
Intimacy with God
Community with insiders.
Influence with outsiders.
It’s all a work in progress, but that is what we value and that is the CLC mark of a maturing disciple.

Life Groups are our number one priority in helping people to experience community.  It is the number one place we want people to move to from the Sunday Morning Gatherings.

Last month we started 5 Life Groups, 3 brand new and 2 that were formerly in existence.  This has taken us from 12-15 people in Life Groups to 52 people in Life Groups just a few weeks ago.  At the end of this month we start 3 more life groups.  Hopefully that will bump that number up to 80-100 people by the end of the year.  I guess I should celebrate that as success, and i do.  but at the same time, I want to see even more people having the opportunity to experience the relationships that come with a Life Group.

Rachel and I are stoked to be starting our own Life Group at the end of this month.  We’ve made some friends, but even as a pastor here we don’t feel super connected.  We long for those deep relationships that can only be developed through spending time together weekly.  If that’s how we feel as leadership involved in our community, it makes me wonder how much more that is felt by guests.

Are you in a Life Group?  If not, jump in!  I can’t wait to get goin again.

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