L.I.F.E. Groups practice 4 rhythms each month:
LifeGroups are how we live out the church and keep from being inward focused and stagnant in our interaction with the communities God has placed us in. Sunday worship gatherings alone will not make anyone into a mature follower of Jesus. Here are what LifeGroups focus on each month:
L.EARN — Once a month your LifeGroup will gather for an hour or so to study the bible together and pray for the needs of the people in their group. It is important for you and your LifeGroup to stay rooted in God’s Word and prayer as you seek to reach out and make an impact on the world around you.
I.NVEST — Once a month your LifeGroup will serve the needs of the community around you by taking part in a service project. Each month brings new needs and opportunities to meet that need. What may be needed in the winter, may not be needed in August, so LifeGroup’s will have the flexibility to plan each month according to the needs of the time, and of their people/target community. This shows people the love of God and that we care about others, even if they don’t go to the Good News Church.
F.UN — Once a month your LifeGroup will do something fun together. Never underestimate the power of having fun with no strings attached! Build relationships with the people in your LifeGroup, as well as the people that you will invite to join in on the fun, such as neighbors, co-workers, family, and other friends. Depending on the type of “fun” event, you can get opportunities to meet new people as well.
E.ASE — Once a month your LifeGroup will take one week (a Monday through a Saturday) to just REST. We promise not to add anything else to your already busy schedule. We value rest, peace, and pace for your life, and we want to help you grow in living a life of peace and pace. This is one of many ways that the Good News Church can bless your life and family.
Please contact Cody Balch if you have any questions or if you’d like to join a Good News LifeGroup: firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-243-5447.