Q. What is a LIFE Group / small group?
A. A Christian small group is an intentional face-to-face gathering of 5 to 15 people on a regular time schedule with the common purpose of growing in Christ, encouraging one another, and reaching out to non-members.
Q. What is the purpose of having small group meetings?
A. Groups meet to discuss the Sunday morning message and apply it to their lives, and to build meaningful, nurturing relationships in Christ.
Q. How do you control what goes on in the LIFE groups?
A. Each week a lesson is developed by the preacher, based on the Sunday morning sermon, for the group leaders to follow, group leaders have been trained to facilitate a small group, processes are in place to handle issues that may arise, and the church elders and ministers will be dispersed in groups as well.
Q. Are children welcome in the LIFE groups?
Q. Are visitors welcome to the LIFE groups?
A. Visitors are always welcome. We should also encourage those in our own congregation who have not connected with a small group to do so as well.
Q. How many LIFE groups are there right now?
Q. Who are the group leaders?
A. Rick Hadley, Kim Martin, Bob Roland, Harold Syer, and Steve Wallace.
Q. How often do the groups meet?
A. Weekly. Once a week, every week.
Q. What will we "study" during the lesson portion of the LIFE groups?
A. The lesson/discussion portion of each week's group meeting is "sermon-based." That is, it will revolve around the application of that particular Sunday morning's sermon.
Q. What time do the groups meet?
A. Virtually all meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, but each group is free to choose it's time, date, and location each week.
Q. Where do the group leaders live?
A. Following are their addresses as well as map links for directions to their homes:
Gary Kelley - 7027 Baron Ridge Drive
Kim Martin - 301 Post Oak Drive / Baytown
Bob Roland - 3806 Savell Drive
Harold Syer - 4900 Country Club View
Steve Wallace - 3600 LaReforma Blvd.
Q. Are these "geographic groups?" That is, are people expected to become a part of the group that is located geographically closest to them?
A. No. You are free to join any group you want.
Q. Is there a 6:00 p.m. assembly at the church building?
A. Yes. Ed Wachtel leads that assembly.
Q. Is it too late to sign-up to be a part of a group?
A. By no means! Contact a LIFE group leader.
Q. How can I sign up?
A. You can sign-up by simply contacting one of the LIFE group leaders.