What are Life Groups?
What are Life Groups? Life Groups are small Christian communities where people come together to increase their knowledge of God, experience His presence, and live out their faith. In Life Groups, people learn what it means to love each other, encourage each other, serve each other, and challenge each other. They are relational environments, not “Bible studies”, where people are free to be real with one another—where a group of people can learn to Live, Love, and Lead like Jesus.
How do Life Groups work? Life groups average 12 people in size and meet on a weekly basis in homes, coffee shops, and other spaces around our community. The typical group meeting lasts 2 hours starting with a “hangout time” followed by the bible study, and finishing with prayer. Most Life Groups start meeting in late September and meet through early June. They use a variety of study materials that have been created specifically for our church.
Who can join a Life Group? Anyone can join a Life Group. If you are looking to build new relationships, be encouraged in your walk with Jesus, and inspire others, then Life Groups are for you. There are groups available for people in every age and stage of life with many groups consisting of a mix of different people old and young, married and single. Life Groups can be found all over Eugene and Springfield with some groups meeting as far away as Veneta, Pleasant Hill, and Creswell.
Why Life Groups? At FBC we believe that healthy followers of Jesus participate in four spiritual environments. They gather together to be inspired in Worship, instructed through educational classes, involved in deep relationships, and spend time alone with God for introspection. Life Groups are where people become involved in relationships with their brothers and sisters in Christ—growing together in their relationship with Jesus.