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.
Why participate in a Life Group?
- God made us for community. Community life is where God works His transformation of His people. He uses community in all its forms to develop us and to deepen us as His disciples. This includes worshipping together, eating together, playing together, serving together, studying the Bible together, talking and simply enjoying being together. Community begins at the congregational level but goes deeper and gets better in a small group study. Being in a Life Group is an enjoyable, beneficial, effective and practical way to experience community together with fellow believers.
- Life Groups make people and churches strong.
- The Bible tells us to! Followers of Jesus are to love one another, forgive one another, care for one another, build up one another, pray for one another, encourage one another, admonish one another, and rejoice with one another. This happens powerfully and positively in a Life Group!
How do I join a Life Group?
The best way to join a life group is to fill out the Life Group form.
Interested in Facilitating a Life Group?
In order to have a successful Life Group effort in our church, every group formed will need to have at least one member able and willing to facilitate. A facilitator in the context of the small group is one whose main responsibility is to create an environment for maximum spiritual growth by encouraging, supporting and gently guiding Christ-centered conversation. Facilitators are expected to have: a willing heart, a humble and helpful attitude, a commitment to prayer, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information about Facilitator Training, please contact Ian O’Meara.