Looking to get connected into community? Life Groups are a small community of people (typically between 10 and 20 adults) where the journey of life and faith collide together within the context of close relationships. Life Groups exist to help individuals grow in their faith and to develop great Christian friendships.
Although you can join at any time, Life Groups start new semesters in September and February. Over the summer, we encourage groups to plan fun and/or service-oriented group activities together. Most groups meet in homes. Life Groups generally meet every other week during the school year.
The average Life Group session lasts for about 90 minutes. Groups usually include a relaxed fun time together at the beginning (with food), opportunities to update each other on life circumstances and pray together, some type of good Bible-based teaching (often a 10 to 20 minute discussion-starting video), and an interactive group discussion about what was presented during the teaching.
Many Life Groups will provide child care during regular group meetings so that the whole family can come along and experience the benefits and joy of Christian community.
Every Life Group is encouraged to go out into the community together to serve those in need through Compassion Projects. Some Life Groups join together for their Compassion Project. Don't miss the opportunity to form lasting friendships in a Life Group!
No matter where you are or who you are, there's a group for you. We would love to personally help you find a Life Group to visit, answer any questions you may have, and help get you connected as a regular part of a group if you decide to take that step.
Each CE campus has a list of available Life Groups on their page. Click on the button below, then click through to your campus page, then scroll down to "Life Groups".
Jesus changed the world as a group leader! He poured Himself into the lives of a dozen other people who then went on to make an enduring impact in the world. You don't need to become an overseas missionary or hold a microphone to make a difference! Like Jesus, you also can make a lasting difference in the lives of others through leading a group.
Strong new Life Groups are important because they have the potential to impact the lives of many people for years into the future. Strong new groups require strong new leaders and we invest heavily in the training of our leaders before each new group launches.
If you are interested in leading and/or hosting a Life Group, please let us know so we can get you more information about the journey of leading a group! We also love to connect potential group leaders to current group leaders to allow you an opportunity to observe how to lead a group first-hand.