Our Gospel:Life groups are the place where we gather around the person of Jesus. Join us as we share our lives with one another, pray together, dig deep into applying the Gospel of Jesus to our lives, wrestle with hard questions about faith, serve our community, and cultivate lifelong friendships.
Gospel:Life groups are meeting now, with others forming soon.
When we think about our Gospel:Life groups, we think about Gathering, Growing, and Glorifying:
...around the person of Jesus. There are many things we think will satisfy our thirst for something better. But in our seemingly endless pursuit of a better life, we've found that nothing in this life fully satisfies except Jesus, the Living Water. When we all come together around our Savior, we realize that we have more in common than we may have first realized. The grace of the King changes everything. He loved us when we did not deserve it. When he took up the cross for our sakes, He not only freed us from sin, but also to love others and no longer live for ourselves. We gather to celebrate Jesus and to let the Gospel continue to reshape our lives.
...to be like Jesus. The message of the Gospel is so great that it should change every aspect of our lives and relationships, and this is a lifelong process. God has provided his Church as the primary community where we can encourage and equip one another on that journey, and our Gospel:Life groups are designed to provide close, regular interaction with people who need to grow, just like you. Together, we are finding that the amazing grace of God through Jesus changes and grows us inwardly, outwardly, and upwardly: inwardly (in love for God's people and ourselves), outwardly (in love for all people), and upwardly (in love for God).
...God with our hearts, minds, and strength. When asked which rule in the Bible was most important, Jesus answered that we are called to love God with our entire being; heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:28-30); this is a high calling! In the same passage, he said that the second commandment was to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. The two commandments are connected. The Bible says that people will know that we belong to the Lord by how we love those around us. As we gather and grow in our Gospel:Life groups, we pray we will see the downward movement of grace in our lives produces an outward movement of love toward others, and as well as an upward movement of love from us toward God! Just like a healthy vine produces actual fruit, the work of God in us will produce spiritual "fruit" through us that results in an outpouring of love. Because the King loved us first; we want honor him and make his name known as we love the lost, the found, and the "least of these." The King's love will transform our lives, our homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities, and he deserves the glory.