LIFE GROUPS AT ONE LOVE
Life Groups are where community happens at One Love. It’s a place to get connected, build relationships and live out God’s mission together in ways that cannot happen at large gatherings.
Most of our Life Groups are made up of 6-10 people who want to grow spiritually as they connect with people who are going through a similar season in life. Our groups nourish an environment that facilitate friendship, encourage discussion, allows connection through prayer and motivate service throughout the community.
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FAQs about Life Groups
Here are three reasons to join: First, you will make new friends and connect to a smaller community rather than just being a face in the crowd. Second, you will grow spiritually and in a Christ-like manner and finally, you get the opportunity to engage with others on their spiritual journey as you share and encourage others in their faith.
Most of our groups meet weekly, and they meet on a specific day and time (i.e Tuesdays from 7-9PM). Second-mile groups meet weekly all year round.
Every group is different, but there are a few common threads. Groups are encouraged to have fellowship time either in the beginning or the end, as this gives participants time to connect with each other and develop their friendships. Discussion and prayer are the backbones of Life Group’s, and the topic of the study is something relevant to the members of the group. The study selected can be a topical book such as Love & Respect, a book of the Bible or a Second Mile, which follows the current One Love Sermon through the outline and notes of Pastor Waxer.
Our groups meet for a period anywhere between 8-12 weeks. Each period is known as a semester and we have 3 of these per year. Second Mile groups meet all year round. Taking a month off between semesters allows leaders and participants time to re-evaluate their needs and seek direction from the Lord as to where to go next within Life Groups. You can join a Life Group for as little as one semester then change to a new group, or you can stay with the same group as long as you like.
Most of our Life Groups meet in homes. A few meets in Koinonia Hale and others meet at coffee shops.
Every group handles all babysitting needs in its own way. Some of the groups make a previous arrangement with a babysitter or two, and the parents share the hourly cost. Some groups are kid-friendly, and others ask each participant to make their own arrangements. Before the beginning of the study participants will know if children are welcomed to the group or babysitting is to be arranged.