Life Groups have been key for us at Welcome Church during this time of Lockdown, so I went to say a massive ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’ to all our group leaders for taking their group meetings online so seamlessly and faithfully.
Different groups have been taking different approaches during this time:
Most have been meeting weekly and some fortnightly. There have been quizzes, competitions, sing-a-longs, breakout groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings, encouragements, worship times, fancy dress, reflections on the Sunday preaching, drawing competitions, poetry, things for kids, virtual meals and a whole lot more.
The most important thing is that people have connected to caring community during a time of isolation
There are three things I want to say to and about Life Groups:
1. I want to recommend a book and encourage Life Groups to study it together in the weeks ahead.
The book is called “Spiritual Feasting” and is written by Jenny Sanders. It has 17 chapters, and each chapter ends with three application questions that groups can work through together. I would recommend looking at just one chapter each week.
I know this will do us all so much good, whether you’ve been a Christian for years or are still just exploring the faith.
The book is available on Amazon by clicking here. At the time of writing it’s on pre-order for a reduced price, but don’t hang about; it’s released on Friday (the 15th May) and will be a little more expensive after that. There’s a kindle version available too.
The book is all about the reality of living life to the full with Jesus, even though we walk through challenges and difficulties. It’s well worth the time and effort to read and will serve us so well. If you’re hungering for a greater spiritual reality with Jesus in your life, this will do you good.
2. I would love to encourage group members to say “thank you” to their Life Group leaders
I suspect lots of people have done this already, but if not please let your group leaders know how much they are appreciated. Why not sent them a thank you?
3. If you’re not in a Life Group and would like to try one, you can
To arrange it, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want to try a Life Group. Make sure you include your contact details so we can get in touch.