Doing Life Together
Small groups are nothing new at Grace of Christ. However, there are some changes that are being made as we transition into becoming an E4 Church. Grace of Christ may be currently described as a “church with small groups.” The goal is to become a “Small Groups Church.” In other words, small groups are not just another program, but a primary vehicle for everybody within the church to care for one another, pray for one another, love one another, to… “…encourage one another, and build one another up, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5.11 Small groups are where we grow together in our faith as we “…spur one another on towards love and good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24.
It’s basically doing life and faith together and to that end, our small groups will be called “Life Groups.” They will basically follow the same format at the previous Growth Groups, but with an emphasis on doing life together.
Your participation is important
Our prayer is to have every person at Grace of Christ in a Life Group. So, be praying about your participation and look for ways to sign-up for a group beginning September 15th. As you consider participating in a Life Group, also be praying about your role in this vital ministry.
Life Group leaders
There will be a need for more Life Group Leaders, who will be trained and equipped to lead a group. Plus, there will be needs for each Life Group to have a Host/Hostess, Prayer Monitor, Care Facilitator, and Social Coordinator. Each Life Group will aim at finding a way to serve the church or community throughout the year. And, each Life Group will plan on 2-3 social events that can be used as an outreach to invite neighbors, friends, family.
Upcoming Life Group sessions
Life Groups will start September 22 and run through the first part of December. There will be a break, and then another session January to Easter, and another session following Easter to June. After each session, you can stay in the same group, begin a new group, or join another group that has availability.
Signup for a Life Group
Need more information?
If you have questions or need more information, contact: Shan Trick (Elder): firstname.lastname@example.org (or) Pastor Bill: Bill@yakimagrace.com