If you would like more information or are interested in joining one of the types of groups listed below, please contact Connections Pastor, Jeff Travis ( ).
A Life Group is a group of people, usually 6-15, who gather regularly to share their lives, study Scripture and pray. These groups are:
1. Relationally Connected
Life Groups exist to provide life! Members of a Life Group share a close personal connection that serves to exhort, encourage and care for each other. Groups gather on a regular (weekly or every other week) basis to maintain close relationships.
2. Biblically Based
One of the markers of a regular gathering of a Life Group is time spent in the Word of God. Many Life Groups are “sermon-based” and use the weekly sermon discussion guide posted online. Other groups study through books of the Bible, pre-written curriculum or faith based books. Psalm 19:17-10
3. Oikos Focused
A Life Group prays for each members’ Oikos regularly. Regular prayer for each other’s Oikos serves as accountability to pursue gospel-focused relationships within each personal Oikos. Matthew 9:37-38 and 28:18-20
4. Mission Minded
Life Groups are on mission together through service and the support of others on mission. This may look different in each group, but often consists of serving together regularly and supporting one of LEFC’s Strategic Partners or Missionaries. Matthew 25:35-40
5. Intentionally Led
Each Life Group has a leader who oversees care, organizes gathering details, leads Bible study selection, facilitates discussions and prayer, and attends LEFC trainings. Mark 10:42-45 and Acts 20:28-31
6. Growing & Multiplying
Life Groups are asked to annually evaluate their history, health, future, and desire to grow and multiply. A growing and multiplying Life Group is evidence of members who are connected together and focused on Oikos. Acts 2:42-47
*Oikos is the 8-15 people who God has supernaturally placed in a person’s sphere of influence to give opportunity for gospel influence. These people include family, close-friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc…
Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)
ABFs are our Sunday morning classes for adults. Many are formed based on age and stage of life of attendees, but all are welcome to attend any class at any time. Teachers rotate through classes communicating truth that is both Biblical and practical in nature. As teachers cycle through, the teaching style naturally varies from discussion-based to lecture. ABFs occasionally gather outside of their Sunday morning routine for additional fellowship. For more information about ABFs, meeting times & locations, teaching schedules, etc., please click HERE.
A Hope Group is a gathering of people who are in a similar, challenging stage of life or experiencing similar, challenging situations who gather together regularly to support and encourage each other in Christ.
- Hope for Hurting Parents
- Women’s Hope
- Common Thread (parents of children with special needs)
- Team127 (adoption support)
Connect Group is for any adults at LEFC looking to find (or re-find) community whether they have been attending for 25 years or one week. A Connect Group meets for four weeks at a time and functions like a Life Group. The goal of each Connect Group is to bring together people who are desiring community and to launch new Life Groups on a regular basis, leading to long-term community.
Next Connect Group Meetings:
Wednesdays, September 22 - October 13
7-8:30pm in the G56 Room
*No registration needed
*Childcare not currently provided
Interest Groups are short-term, fun-focused groups that revolve around shared interests and hobbies. Most Interest Groups meet throughout the summer and provide a great, low commitment way to invite Oikos friends into community at LEFC.
Uniquely designed for children newborn-6th grade where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way allowing children to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
5th through 12th grade students can connect with God, with other students and with committed leaders who are dedicated to equipping the next generation to be the spiritual leaders of tomorrow.
COLLEGE AGE MINISTRY
A place for high school graduates through those in their early 20’s to get together in community and grow closer to Christ.
Because you weren't meant to do life alone, LEFC Adults is designed to empower adults to experience connection and foster spiritual growth.