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God’s highest purpose for the cross was not merely to forgive us our sin. It was so that, by forgiving us on the basis of Christ’s blood, He could invite us back into an intimate family relationship with Him, our Heavenly Father.
“Life Groups are all about learning to love and live in God’s kingdom family.”
“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children. Now we call Him, “Abba, Father.” For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering.” – Romans 8:14-17
“So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.” – Ephesians 2:19
What are Life Groups?
Life Groups are small groups of people who meet together to grow in their relationship and friendship with Jesus and each other. We have groups for young couples, singles, single moms, new believers, families, and over-50s. In addition, we have several short-term groups with a special interest, such as parenting, married life, and recovery groups. Life Groups are all about learning to love and live in God’s kingdom family.
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Four primary activities of Life Groups
Sunday Message / Bible Discussion: We engage in Sunday Message / Bible discussion, rather than listening to one person teach.
Relationship-building: We share our victories and struggles.
Ministry to one another: We pray for and speak blessing over each other.
Outreach: We plan and pray for the group’s upcoming outreaches and give reports on what the Lord has done recently.
How to join a Life Group
- Select a Life Group from our online list of groups.
- Email or call the Life Group leader to introduce yourself. If you have small children, ask if the group is able to host young families.
- Visit the Life Group.
If you need help finding a Life Group, come and see us at The Rivers Church. Our pastors or ministry team members are always available before and after every service to welcome you and help answer your questions.