Join a Life Group
Life Groups is what we call our small groups ministry. Small groups are just that, groups with about 8-12 people who do life together. In a Life Group, you’ll study the Bible, shoot the breeze, celebrate life’s events, mourn life’s tragedies, and support each other along the way. It is the way we support spiritual growth and community at First Alliance.
Benefits of being in a Life Group
God never intended Christianity to be “Me, God, and my Bible.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-17For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
People use their gifts and talents to minister to one another. Hebrews 10:24...and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works...
Life Group members encourage one another in their faith. Romans 1:12...that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
Group members hold each other accountable. Proverbs 27:17Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Members pray for one another. Matthew 18:20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Friendships start, and grow.
Goals of being in a Life Group
Discipleship – Grow more Christ-like.
Community – (also called fellowship) Have fun with people.
Service – Do stuff to help other people, outside your group and outside our church.
A blessing that has been a decade in the making.
“Now we have the deep relationships we were longing for. If we had opted out of the Life Groups early on, we would have missed out on the deep relationships we were longing for. I’m so thankful for our Life Group at First Alliance Church, a blessing that has been a decade in the making.”
Current List of Life Groups
Lead a Life Group
Leading a Life Group might sound intimidating, but it’s not! You don’t need to be a Biblical scholar or a teacher. Many Life Groups watch DVD studies, or read study books, and then simply discuss it together. If your home doesn’t accommodate 8-12 people, your group could agree to meet at a coffee shop or other public space, another person’s house, or even on the First Alliance campus.
Responsibilities of Leading
Make sure you are mentally and spiritually prepared to lead.
You don’t have to teach, you can facilitate using a DVD based study.
Pray for your group members between meetings.
Benefits of leading a Life Group
Being a blessing to the rest of your group.
Allowing a new group to start.
The leader learns more than anyone else.
The Need for Leaders
At times there can be a waiting list to get into a life group.
Without leaders many people will not experience the blessing of being in a Life Group.
Our meetings night has become the highpoint of our week!
“About three years ago I was asked to lead a Live Group. I never had done so before and I was naturally concerned that it would fail and I’d look foolish. After deciding to trust God, eleven people signed up. Our meetings night has become the highpoint of our week! We are so grateful for our Life Group as it has led each of us into deep friendships, prayer, Bible study, and social times together.”