Life groups are the primary place for community care at First Baptist Church. Churches do one of two things: They either practice systematic care and encouragement of the congregation or systematic neglect of the congregation. Our network of Life groups is the means through which we hope to practice the former. In life groups, the gospel is used to motivate people towards a richer relationship with God. In them, the gospel is used a balm to apply to the wounds we incur in this broken world. In them, the gospel is used to call and motivate people into the service of God's kingdom: In response to God’s grace, people are urged to develop lives of moral beauty, integrity and other-centeredness and to discover and use their gifts to carry out ministry both within the congregation and to the world.
Though the Bible does not command us to organize a group ministry, it does presuppose that a significant relational life exists within the church. Where this does not happen naturally, the church must cultivate it. Life groups are First Baptist’s chosen means of cultivating that relational life. Because of their foundational role in the life of our church we hope that a great majority of First Baptist attendees will be involved in a Life Group.
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