Spring Kick-off for the Life Group Ministry
There is something for everyone as we have all kinds of groups – meeting on every night of the week – all over Hampton Roads. You can browse a list of available small groups by clicking on either “List of Groups” or “Group Map” under “Resources.” You can also find a hardcopy of the Life Group Directory at the church next to the Life Group Wall in the church foyer at both campuses. Once you’ve found a couple of groups that you will fit your schedule and interests, contact the group leaders to confirm their meeting time and location, and then make a visit! Feel free to visit several, and settle in where you feel comfortable.
What is a Life Group?
Life groups complement our weekend services and help provide balance in ministry at New Life. A life group consists of five to fifteen people who meet regularly at a church member’s home. The majority of groups meet the first three weeks of each month, but schedules may vary by group. By participating in a life group, individuals of all ages can enjoy genuine community, receive personal ministry, share the burdens of others, and have a greater opportunity to use and develop his/her ministry and leadership gifts.
Value of Life Groups
Life Groups are the foundational building block of NLP. It is the only ministry of the church to which that we ask members to intentionally commit. We have found that small groups provide the most effective, ongoing environment for discipleship, spiritual growth, Christian community, leadership development, pastoral care, and everything the Bible describes “church” to be.
Types of Life Groups
We offer several types of life groups. Most are “classic” in that their purpose is simply discipleship and Christian community, and the format of their group generally consists of fellowship, worship, Bible-based discussion, and ministry. Groups that are classified as “affinity” are those that gather around a specified point of interest. We also have some “support” groups. These life groups meet for a pre-determined time frame and have a very specific goal in helping those who attend.