What is a Life Group?
A life group is a small group of people who meet regularly in homes to learn about Christian living and to build close relationships with God and one another.
At Mitchell Berean, life groups help us grow larger and smaller at the same time.
A life group is a safe and exciting place to build life-long friendships and grow stronger spiritually.
Are Life Groups Biblical?
In the book of Acts, Luke records the tremendous growth of the first church in Jerusalem. Small group meetings in homes were the foundation of the early church.
Acts 5:42 tells us that the people met “in the temple courts” (large group worship) and “from house to house” (small group fellowship).
Jesus did much of his ministry in homes. Matthew 8:14, 15; Mark 2:1-5; March 2:15-17; Luke 8:51-56.
Early Christians continued to meet in homes for fellowship, study and discipleship.
Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15;Hebrews 10:25.
Life groups are a great way to build life-long relationships, learn more about the Bible, and grow stronger spiritually.
Why Should You Join A Life Group?
To understand the Bible and Christianity better
Exploring, discussing, and grasping the truth of God’s Word together
You can ask questions, participate in discussions, and hear others share their insights and illustrations of the biblical truths they are trying to grasp.
As groups gather to encourage one another through the process of applying the teachings of the Bible to their lives. Christ followers can be seen in their “native environment.”
To provide support and care for each other. Providing security, stability and genuine concern for one another.
Over 50 times in the New Testament the phrase “one another” is used to describe our relationships to other believers.
We are instructed to love one another, pray for one another, encourage one another, bear one another’s burdens and build up one another.
To begin to feel like a part of God’s family
Making real friends and building one another up in love
Building authentic relationships is a key focus of life groups. Confidentiality, honesty, and acceptance are core values in each group.
To allow prayer to become more meaningful to you. Approaching God together to praise, rejoice, ask, and yield.
There are many promises in the Bible related to the power of group prayer. In praying together with a few others, we are drawn together to practice and experience the power of prayer.
To handle stress, problems, and pressure better
Life groups provide excellent support in times of crisis, change and stress.