Monthly Archives: June 2015

3 Ways to Minister to a Group Member Who Is Hurting

By Susan Hill In LIFE Groups, there will be times when group members are faced with difficult circumstances. It might be the death of a loved one, a hospitalization or illness, job loss, or a variety of other issues that cause the group member to be in a season of high stress. During these times, it is especially important to be supported in biblical community. Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the … Continue reading

The Case for Community

By Susan Hill We all know a lone ranger who prefers time alone to an evening spent with a group of friends.   But the reality is, no matter whether we are an outgoing extrovert or a quiet introvert, we all need biblical community. There is not a single example in Scripture of a spiritual hermit or one who followed Christ alone. God created us to be a part of community. This is one of the reasons LIFE Groups play such … Continue reading

3 Summer Ideas for Building Community in Your LIFE Group

By Susan Hill  We all know that social outings are a great way to build community in your LIFE Group. There is something about getting outside of the space that the group typically meets in that provides group members with an environment to build closer relationships. With the summer months upon us, here are 3 ideas for social outings for your LIFE Group: Plan a picnic lunch after church at a local park. Pick a central location and ask everyone … Continue reading