Life groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why life groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
1. WHAT HAPPENS AT A LifeGROUP MEETING?
You’ve probably seen life groups meeting and not even realized it. A life group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a life group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in life groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
2. HOW OFTEN DOES A LIFE GROUP MEET?
Our life groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, fall, and summer. During the semester, most groups meet every other week. Small groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every, single meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
3. WHERE DO LIfeGROUPS MEET?
Small groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, and at Destiny House. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Life groups happen throughout our community where ever leaders starts groups. If there isn't a group in your area then you should think about starting one.
4. HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL LIfeGROUP STAY TOGETHER?
There is really no answer for this. Some meet for a specific amount of time based on the curriculum they are using. For some, As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome. For the most part, people can join groups easily and regularly without missing to much in a group. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year without feeling bad for trying them out.
5. IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?
Childcare varies from group to group. The group leader can give you information about childcare for their particular group.
6. WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in life groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!