LIFE GROUPS

DISCIPLING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR KINGDOM MOVEMENT

We approach discipleship with three main emphases:

 

 

UP: Growing passionate worshippers and followers of Christ

Learn to hear God's voice

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Study His Word

IN: Fostering a healthy, loving community of Believers

Demonstrate His love by loving others

Accountability to grow and become like Christ

Equipping and empowering new leaders

 

OUT: Expanding the Kingdom of Christ to new believers

Spreading God's love to those who don't know Him

Teaching His Word to the lost

Expanding the Kingdom by saving the lost

QUESTIONS?

FAQs ABOUT THE MOVEMENT LIFE GROUPS

WHAT SIZE ARE THE GROUPS?

 

The ideal size of a life group is 6-8 people, not including leaders. While some groups will be larger and some smaller than this, we begin to “multiply” groups once they reach around 10.

 

WHO LEADS THE LIFE GROUPS?

Life Groups are led by individuals and/or couples who are part of theMovement and meet qualifications similar to that of an elder or overseer as found in scripture. In other words, these are people who live a life of impeccable character and integrity as well as bearing the fruit of spiritual maturity. These leaders are invited and led directly by the Lead Pastor. For a current list of groups and leaders click here.

 

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THEY MEET?

Life Groups meet every week at various times and locations. To learn more about meeting times and locations, click here.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN A LIFE GROUP?

There are MANY different things that you might experience at any given time. The main purpose of these groups is to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ by learning to better serve Him, each other a Christians, and those that don’t yet know Him (UP, IN, OUT triangle). This is NOT a typical Bible study. Here is a brief list of the many things you might experience in a Life Group:

 

  • Passionate worship and prayer

  • Spirit-led teaching

  • Learning to hear what God is saying/doing in YOUR life

  • Reaching out to the lost by serving and blessing the community

  • Giving and receiving personal prayer and ministry

  • Activities to exercise and activate in different spiritual gifts.

  • Regular follow up and accountability for growth and care

  • Attend personal events and celebrations of other group members

  • A close-knit, loving and caring community

HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT TO JOIN A LIFE GROUP?

Although there are no set timeframes for the start and close of a group, once a person finds a group they feel they can connect with, we recommend committing to at least 6 months to a year. We have found that with once-a-week meetings it can sometimes take 6 months to make meaningful connections with others in the group. At that point, the journey has just begun!

HOW LONG DO LIFE GROUP MEETINGS LAST?

 

Life Groups typically consist of 1.5 - 2 hours of structured time together. Often there is unstructured time (fellowship, ministry, etc.) outside of this which is always optional.

DO YOU HAVE TO ATTEND THE MOVEMENT TO JOIN A LIFE GROUP?

 

Literally anyone of any can join a Movement Life Group! We welcome all ages of people from all walks of life to join a group. A person does NOT have to attend theMovement church to be active in a group. As long as a person has a heart to learn, grow, build relationships and submit to the leadership of the groups they will have a rich experience!

WHAT IF I ATTEND A LIFE GROUP, AND IT WASN'T FOR ME?

 

Every group is different and every group leader is different. Try another group! It does not have to be a one-and-done approach. We encourage every person to try out groups until they find one that fits, and then commit to that group.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

The very most important thing to bring with you is a willingness to grow, learn and build relationships. It is also probably a good idea to bring a Bible (or app on your phone), journal and a pen.

CAN I INVITE OTHERS TO A LIFE GROUP?

 

The short answer is YES! We want groups to grow and multiply. If you question whether someone might be a good fit with your group, consider talking with your group leader before inviting them.

 

 

 

Have a question that we didn’t answer?

Contact pastor Kyle Koch  |  kyle@theMovementGoshen.com

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