LifeGroups are small groups (typically 6-12 people) that gather on a regular basis to discuss matters of faith and journey together in following Jesus. Each group is sized with deeper discussion in mind, and is facilitated by a leader whose goal is to engage the whole group in conversation about faith. LifeGroups generally circle up their chairs for conversation. All lifeGroups at Gayton are Bible-based. Some study a Bible passage each week, while others use a book or short video to prompt discussion. Many of our lifeGroups meet during Midweek at various locations, including homes, restaurants, and our facility.
How do I join a LifeGroup? LifeGroups function differently than learning communities. Members share at a deeper level, so Lifegroups are not designed for new participants to just drop in. However, there are intentional entrance points three times a year at Gayton. In January, May and September, new members are welcomed to groups that have capacity. If you desire to join a Lifegroup at another time during the year, please email LifeGroups@gaytonchurch.org for help connecting.
Can I start a LifeGroup? Absolutely! To discuss starting a new group, please send an email to LifeGroups.
Can I join more than one LifeGroup? Since we desire for everyone to have the opportunity to engage a group, and since Lifegroups are limited by size, we request that you pick only one LifeGroup experience. Also, LifeGroups offer a depth of relationship that is difficult to maintain in more than one setting. We’ve found over time that the most effective way of engaging a LifeGroup is by going deep in relationships in one setting.
Find a description of LifeGroups that are currently open to new members by exploring the links below. To learn more about joining a LifeGroup, email LifeGroups.
**Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30 – March 27 Each Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in the commons Introduction to LifeGroups (Led by Michael Gunter)