What are Life Groups?

Life Groups serve to connect us to others on our faith journey. Groups find their connection goes beyond friendship and becomes soul care through all of life’s highs and lows.

Just as Jesus did his primary discipleship in the context of a small group (the disciples), we see Life Groups as one of the primary models of developing our community to know Christ and to make Christ known.

What is the purpose of Life Groups?

Grow in relationship with Christ: 

To provide a place where people can experience God in a real way, developing an understanding of and commitment to the Bible and how it calls us to live.

Connect in Community: 

To build healthy relationships with one another in the context of community, learning to love, encourage, take risks and be accountable to those in the group.

Serve in Community: 

To help each individual discover their gifts and use them by serving together as a group on a regular basis.

Why go to a Life Group on top of Sunday worship?

Life Groups serve as a gospel oasis. They meet together in order to connect and restore each other as followers of Jesus Christ. These groups are the primary vehicle for pastoral care and personal discipleship at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Life Groups foster community on a deeper level than is possible at a Sunday gathering. Members of Life Groups pray together, share life together, and allow the word of God to dwell richly amongst them.

It may be a bit of an oversimplification, but on Sundays the gospel is proclaimed publicly through careful exposition of Scripture, while in Life Groups that same gospel message is then applied specifically through prayerful study of Scripture.

Everyone is welcome to join a Life Group. We urge all our members and guests to be involved in a Life Group for their own good and for the good of others. Life Groups meet at various times during the week; many meet in people’s homes scattered throughout the north suburbs. Groups usually meet weekly or fortnightly