At La Jolla Community Church, we refer to Small Groups as Life Groups!
What is a Life Group?
LJCC is a growing congregation comprised of small groups called Life Groups. Life Groups exist at La Jolla Community Church to help people connect with one another for the purpose of mutual support and encouragement as they grow in their Christian faith during their various stages of life. Life Groups include Bible study, fellowship, personal sharing and prayer. Life Group participation does not require prior knowledge of the Bible or prior experience in a small group. Life Group participation does require openness to spiritual growth and development in relationship with God, the Bible and other people. We encourage everyone to give Life Groups a try, and we will do everything we can to help you become part of one.
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Ever feel trapped by the machine of excess in your own life and our culture in general? Join us this Lenten season as we stage a mutiny against excess with “The Seven Experiment” by Jen Hatmaker. In the seven-weeks leading up to Easter, we’ll challenge ourselves to think and act differently in our approach to food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, and stress. “Seven” life groups (9-week study) launch on Wednesday, January 27 (6:30-8:30 pm) at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church (next door). Pastor Steve’s sermon series starts on Sunday, Feb. 7! Life groups are open to men and women in any age and stage. Interested? Complete the Life Group Info Form on the patio on Sundays. Most groups will meet at LJCC the following week.
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LJCC Essential Doctrines
God: Through the Bible, God shows us that He is personal and has created us for relationship with Himself. We see that His attributes and His actions are perfectly consistent, congruent and coherent. He is so different from us that we can’t help but realize the gulf that exists between us and this holy God. We see that He loves us and has a plan for us. He gives us commands, instructions and inspiration. Who is He? The witness of the ancient church is that He who reveals Himself to Israel is the one and only God. There is only one, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection. He has sovereign dominion over all of His creation. He works all things according to the counsel of His own unchanging and perfectly righteous will. God is complete in Himself and all-sufficient. God reveals Himself as a trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the unity of the one God there are three persons of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Father is of no one, neither begotten, nor proceeding: the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; the Holy Spirit is eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. Within the limits of language and logic we attempt to describe the awesome uniqueness of God who makes Himself known in Jesus. Apart from God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ, we cannot fully know him.
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