God intends for us to experience life together. The Bible calls this fellowship. Real fellowship is much more than just showing up at various worship services; it is us living & sharing our lives together.
That’s why at True Vision Church, we encourage you to get into a life group. No matter where you are in life, there is something for you!
Why Join A Life Group?
- You will understand the Bible better. Life Groups of 8-12 people will be a mix of new believers and mature Christians, lead by specially trained members of True Vision Church. They will offer an opportunity for us to come together and ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situations and that happens best in a Life Group.
- You will have a natural way to share Christ with friends, relatives, and co-workers. Some the people that are close to you will not step foot in church but may be open to an invitation to a casual Bible Study in a group setting in a home. Because of the intimacy of Life Groups, your “unbelieving” or “doubting” friend, relative, or associate, can express themselves or ask questions without feeling put on the spot. When they see the warmth and love of your group it may make them more receptive to the Good News!
- It’s based on biblical principles. Jesus ministered to the masses, but He chose to develop the faith of His closest disciples in the context of a Life Group. The book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul often make reference to the early believers meeting in small Life Groups. Refer to the scriptures: Acts 2:42, 44, 46–47; Rom. 16:5, 1 Cor. 16:19.
There are several more reasons to join a Life Group but we want you to experience those reasons for yourself. Look at this as a great opportunity to extend the love and compassion so many have found through Life Groups.
Connecting people, Changing lives.
What to expect when you connect…
- While prayer and discussion of curriculum are key elements of a community group, the driving force behind the group is the building of relationships.
- The atmosphere of a community group should encourage openness and transparency among members. This is an environment where people should feel free to be themselves.
- For authenticity to occur, members must be able to trust that issues discussed within a community group will not be shared outside the group.
- Group members should never say anything that will embarrass their spouse or members of the group.
- A primary responsibility of community is to prioritize for specific relationships. This requires a willingness to be available to meet each other’s needs.
- Group members recognize that one of the goals of their group is to start new groups. This allows others to experience the community group relationship.