What is a Life Group?
A life Group is a group of 8-12 people that meet regularly in homes for friendship, encouragement, Bible study and prayer.
When and where do they meet?
Most Life Groups meet in homes Sunday through Thursday evenings. At times there are also groups that meet on a weekday morning or on the weekend.
How long do they last and what is the commitment?
Life Groups generally last between 1 ½ and 2 hours and we ask you to commit to attending regularly for a season (for example, the fall season).
What will we study?
Many of our groups will do sermon-based studies. Each week at the Welcome Center or online at www.edgewoodcommunity.org, you’ll find questions that will help your group discuss and apply the sermon from the weekend. These questions are used as a study guide. You are encouraged to work through the questions and bring them along to your group each week.
Some of our life groups will also study select curriculums encouraged to help move people along in becoming more fully-devoted followers of Christ. These studies will focus on areas like discipleship, sharing your faith with others, handling finances, finding your gifts and using them to serve, etc.
How do I connect to a Life Group?
Most of our Life Groups meet September through May and break for the summer. We are planning large connection events called GroupLinks in early September and January. These are great times to connect to a group. You can join a group most anytime by calling Pastor Mike and working with him to find a good fit.
Can I bring my children to the group?
Life Groups are designed for adults. Some groups do however go together to share babysitting expenses and arrangements. This is a decision for each group to make on their own where children are involved.
What kind of Life Groups are offered?
We have adult groups for couples, women, men, singles, and Young Adults (18-30 years).
How do I become a Life Group Leader?
Many of our leaders emerge from existing Life Groups. We also offer leader training sessions or groups. Others prefer to serve as an apprentice and learn group leadership skills on the job. If you are interested in talking more about becoming a group leader please contact Pastor Mike.