Life Group Ministry Statement
Life Group Verse
“Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. “ Acts 2:46-47
What are Life Groups?
The mission of Live Oak Church is to reach our communities for Jesus Christ through our ministries and lives and to equip believers to be devoted followers of Him. We do this by actively proclaiming the good news of Jesus to those around us who do not yet know Him and by pursuing the life changing work of God for our own lives. Life groups are intentional efforts to create an atmosphere that encourages life change.
The vision for Life groups is to build relationships in community that encourage progressive growth toward Christ-likeness. Life groups are more than a Bible study—they are welcoming, authentic, extended families where the Bible is studied so that God’s truth can impact our lives, where friends pray for friends, and neighbors bear each other’s burdens.
In Acts 2, the early church not only met in the temple courts, but also house to house. Similarly today, we meet in the church building to worship and receive teaching and inspiration, and meet in Life groups to Do Life Together.
We achieve our mission by striving to meet our Life group objectives in the lives of each of our members:
Life Change—Becoming more like Jesus
Growth—Growing in three key areas:
Loving and Sharing God’s Love with Others
Doing Life Together—Group members engage in:
Bible study with interactive discussion
Encouragement and accountability
Mission—Group members engage in:
Building relationships to share the Gospel
Personally share their faith
Actively participate in doing missions and touching lives.