Life Groups are designed to help you experience the life God has for you by helping you CONNECT with other believers, by helping you GROW to be more like Christ, and helping you make an IMPACT with the gospel.
What is a Life Group?
A Life Group is a small group of 8-12 people who meet at a leader’s home to connect relationally and grow spiritually by participating in a discussion led Bible study. Now, due to Covid-19, all Shepherd Life Groups are meeting virtually using platforms such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, and Facebook Messenger!
Each group meets once a week during a series (usually 6-8 weeks). A series is what we call a collective number of weeks where we further study what our pastor preached on from the past weekend! Groups gather for about 1.5 to 2 hours per week.
Every group member receives a study guide and each group leader receives a teaching DVD for the group. Once again, due to Covid-19, we've moved the study guide and teaching DVD to be accessible on your Android, Apple, or any device that can connect to WiFi! We've gone digital to best and safely distribute the lessons!
How Do I Get In a Group?
There are two ways to join a Life Group:
- On our website! Due to Covid-19, its never been easier to join a Life Group especially since you can sit in comfort of your home to study and discuss the weekend's sermon with the guided questions! Visit www.lifegroups.org/join to join a group today! Remember, its never been easier to join and attend a Life Group!
- If you'd like, you can start a group with friends, family, and/or friends from Shepherd Church! Its never been easier to start a group either! One of our staff members can meet with you over Zoom and we can coach, guide, and lead YOU, in starting a group! Email us by clicking here -->email@example.com and we will meet with you and be here for you as you lead others!
Below are our core beliefs as a ministry! Don't leave this page without reading our heart behind what we do!
The Christian life is not meant to be lived out alone. One aspect of our life groups is to help people build deep and healthy Christian relationships. It is our goal that through your life group, you will connect with others to build long-lasting friendships which will be instrumental in living out your faith. God has created us to be relational; therefore, you can’t grow spiritually without connecting relationally.
Jesus does not just want converts rather He has called us to be disciples. Disciples are followers of Jesus who are growing and transforming into the image of Jesus. In other words, they are becoming more like Him. Life groups are designed to help you gain biblical insights and principles as well as to learn how to apply them to your life. The goal in learning is that it always end-up in transformation. As you grow in the knowledge of Jesus and subsequently put that knowledge into practice, you will become more like Jesus and therefore will start to live life like Him.
Disciples of Jesus have been given a great responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others by taking the gospel to the World. Jesus describes this task in Matthew 28:18-20 but also exemplifies it in the way He lived His life. Our goal is that as you connect and grow through your life group, you will start to make both a physical and spiritual impact in your community. Your faith in action will not only transform you, but the people around you.