Life Group Resources
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At LEFC, we define Life Group as a group of people, usually 6-15, who gather regularly to share their lives, study Scripture and pray. They are an integral part of our church and are a key way of experiencing deep, authentic, Christ-centered community within our body.
The focus and purpose of our Life Groups at LEFC are listed below.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.