LIFE GROUPS

Disciple making and discipleship are essential to the Christian life (Matthew 28:18-20). Believers in Jesus are to be life-long disciples committed to continually growing in their knowledge and love for the Lord (Matthew 4:19-20; Matthew 22:34-40). Jesus’ primary model for growing disciples was through intentional relationships (Mark 1:17; Matthew 16:24; 2 Timothy 2:2).

Life Groups exist to build disciples who are committed to the following core values:

  • A desire to know God in a way that produces a profound and growing love for Jesus
  • A commitment to read, study and obey the Word of God without hesitation or debate
  • A passion for sharing the Gospel with those God brings into their path.
  • A willingness to invest time and energy helping others become obedient, faithful disciples of Jesus

Disciple making and discipleship are essential to the Christian life (Matthew 28:18-20). Believers in Jesus are to be life-long disciples committed to continually growing in their knowledge and love for the Lord (Matthew 4:19-20; Matthew 22:34-40). Jesus’ primary model for growing disciples was through intentional relationships (Mark 1:17; Matthew 16:24; 2 Timothy 2:2).

Life Groups exist to build disciples who are committed to the following core values:

  • A desire to know God in a way that produces a profound and growing love for Jesus
  • A commitment to read, study and obey the Word of God without hesitation or debate
  • A passion for sharing the Gospel with those God brings into their path.
  • A willingness to invest time and energy helping others become obedient, faithful disciples of Jesus

WHAT DO THEY DO?

Life Groups consist of simple, multiplying, relational groups of 3 to 5 people who, facilitated by a disciple maker:

  • Meet regularly for prayer, Bible study, and accountability aimed at hearing God speak through His Word and putting those truths into practice as quickly as possible.
  • Share memorized Scripture verses together.
  • Encourage one another and hold one another accountable for growing in Christ-like character and behavior.
  • Find ways to help one another share their faith actively and intentionally with family, friend and others.
  • Form new disciples of Jesus by seeking to begin new Life Groups among the believers God brings into their lives.

Are you interested in being a part of a Life Group? If you want to grow through Life Groups or be a disciple-making leader of a Life Group, contact Jim Spikes, jspikes@fbcj.org.

Download the Life Groups Guide

WHAT DO THEY DO?

Life Groups consist of simple, multiplying, relational groups of 3 to 5 people who, facilitated by a disciple maker:

  • Meet regularly for prayer, Bible study, and accountability aimed at hearing God speak through His Word and putting those truths into practice as quickly as possible.
  • Share memorized Scripture verses together.
  • Encourage one another and hold one another accountable for growing in Christ-like character and behavior.
  • Find ways to help one another share their faith actively and intentionally with family, friend and others.
  • Form new disciples of Jesus by seeking to begin new Life Groups among the believers God brings into their lives.

Are you interested in being a part of a Life Group? If you want to grow through Life Groups or be a disciple-making leader of a Life Group, contact Jim Spikes, jspikes@fbcj.org.

Download the Life Groups Guide

WHAT ARE THEY?

Life Groups are a network of small groups of men and women committed to growing in their faith and impacting the world through sharing the Gospel with those around them and modeling the Gospel in their words and actions.

WHAT ARE THEY?

Life Groups are a network of small groups of men and women committed to growing in their faith and impacting the world through sharing the Gospel with those around them and modeling the Gospel in their words and actions.

HOW DO THEY FUNCTION?

Life Groups are intentional efforts to provide those interested with the opportunity to experience organic, relational discipleship using patterns modeled by Jesus with His disciples. Each life group will have the freedom to find a rhythm that will allow members to pray for and encourage one another, to hear God speak through His Word, and respond in obedience, and to create opportunities to form new disciples.

Life Groups are designed to be a tool that believers can use – if they choose – help fulfill the Great Commission through existing ministry relationships and structure such as existing home groups, Bible studies, Sunday School classes, etc. This organic approach builds naturally on our normal patterns of life and can fit within existing ministry commitments if needed

HOW DO THEY FUNCTION?

Life Groups are intentional efforts to provide those interested with the opportunity to experience organic, relational discipleship using patterns modeled by Jesus with His disciples. Each life group will have the freedom to find a rhythm that will allow members to pray for and encourage one another, to hear God speak through His Word, and respond in obedience, and to create opportunities to form new disciples.

Life Groups are designed to be a tool that believers can use – if they choose – help fulfill the Great Commission through existing ministry relationships and structure such as existing home groups, Bible studies, Sunday School classes, etc. This organic approach builds naturally on our normal patterns of life and can fit within existing ministry commitments if needed

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If the idea of being a part of a Life Group interests you or you would like more information, please contact us!