Another season is ahead of us as we anticipate the many ways God is going to meet us in our life groups. We are ever in awe at how people’s lives are forever changed through the constant and rich care they receive in their life group. People may change subtly over time or dramatically, seemingly in the duration of just one meeting together. We know that God intended all of us to experience ‘togetherness’ and that He put ‘the lonely into families’. That is exactly what Life groups offer; a place where people feel they belong, where they experience ‘family’ at some level. Granted not everyone in your group will end up being a best friend or family friend but you will have opportunity to rub shoulders with people you normally would not have come to know. This year in Life Groups keep an open mind and open spirit as God does a sovereign work in yourself as well as those around you. Determine to make your life group a priority in prayer and commitment and see how God is going to work through you and in you this year.
Here’s to the best season yet in Life Groups!!!
At Cedar Grove we believe real LIFE change and lasting growth happens best in community.
God never intended us to do life alone. Perhaps that's why He put each one of us in a family to learn, grow and mature. We believe the same applies to our spiritual growth and we invite you to join us on the journey.
While we do try our best to make our Sunday mornings intimate and relationally meaningful, most people won't really feel connected and part of our church family until they join a LIFE GROUP.
- at Cedar Grove are more than just another church program. They are "the church" in its simplest form and the primary means through which we extend pastoral care. Joining a LIFE group will give you a safe place and opportunity to express your concerns, share your needs and interact with others who can help you in your journey.
- are the heart of our small groups ministry and provide the long term spiritual and relational care we believe Christ followers need to grow in their faith. Each week these groups of 8-12 people meet in homes to share life journeys, interact with God's Word as they discuss that weeks sermon-based study, and experience a deeper sense of connection through community. These groups are also intended to lead people towards full devotion to Jesus Christ, servanthood and passion to reach out to others. Many of these groups have openings for you to join on a day/evening which suits you best and a theme of your interest.
- Special Interest Groups focus on a specific topic or theme for a 6 - 12 week period of time and bring together those interested in that theme. These groups often turn into a LIFE group or they disband once the topic is finished.
- Ministry Groups are comprised of those in a specific ministry area [ie worship, women's ministry team] who've committed themselves to accountability and caring for each other. Bible studies are usually focused around their area of ministry.