LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER TOGETHER
LIFE GROUPS ARE HOW WE CARE FOR EACH OTHER
At its core, a life group is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. Your life group will not only be a place where you can grow and learn about Jesus, but it's your place to find encouragement and care as you navigate life's challenges. A life group is a grace filled, Jesus centered community. The four pillars of Life Groups are:
1. FELLOWSHIP - Life groups are the family within the family. We were created to do life together. Fellowship is an essential aspect of discipleship. This is not a Bible study. Yes in fellowship we expect to have conversations about Jesus, but this is not a time to go deep diving into the heart of Scripture. It is a time to have conversation, share a meal, and to love one another.
2. PRAYER - Jesus is at the center of every relationship we have. When we come together it is important to pray for one another and with one another. We want to thank God for the blessings in our lives but to also turn to him in the valleys of life. We are a community of prayer.
3. CARE - We fulfill the Law of God when we love one another. Whether its through meal trains, through prayer, lending a listening ear, or just being present, Life Groups are where intimate care is given.
4. SERVICE - We want to bring the gospel to all corners of our community. One of the best ways to do that is to be love on display through serving our community. 3 times a year life groups will work to meet a need in the community.
What happens at a Life Group meeting?
You’ve probably seen Life Group meetings and not even realized it. A Life group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a life group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
How often does a Life Group meet?
It's up to the individual group how often they meet. Some meet weekly while others meet every other week. Life groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can't attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a small group.
Where do Life Groups meet?
Life groups meet in people's homes or in local establishments throughout the North Hills.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search for a group, the profile will indicate if childcare is available.
What if I don't like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. We encourage you to set a period of time (maybe three meetings) to try it out and, if you don't connect, just reach out to us and we'll help you find another group that may be a better fit. Don't worry, nobody's feelings will be hurt... it's all about helping find you the group that will help you grow.
Whats the difference between a Life Group and a Multiply Huddle?
The difference between a Life Group and a multiply huddle is this: life groups are a time to be
outward focused, tangibly loving the body of Christ through fellowship, care, prayer, and service. Multiply Huddles are more inward focused; abiding, learning, and growing in God’s word through Bible study, prayer, accountability, and transparency.
If I am already in a Huddle, do I also need to be in a Life Group or vice versa?
Short answer is YES! Discipleship is more than a Bible study to grow in Bible knowledge. The
reason we have two types of groups is because they serve two different purposes. You will not get from a life group what you will get from a multiply huddle. In order to get a wholistic approach to discipleship at True North, it is important to be involved in both a Life Group and a Huddle.
LEADING A LIFE GROUP
You don’t need to have it all together to lead a Life Group—you just have to be willing to let God use you. To host a group, you simply select a time and location to meet with others and share it. Then, we give you a few essential tools like first-time leader training and support throughout the semester. We believe God uses Life Groups to change people’s lives, and as a Life Group leader, you get to be a part of that.