Welcome to Life Groups

Vitality, warmth and encouragement characterize our Life Groups. In Life Group, members care for each other, grow spiritually together and experience a sense of belonging. The groups are gatherings where people are invited into a joy-filled Christian community. Life Groups provide a setting where people are encouraged as close fellowship is experienced.

Life Groups help us experience the essence of early Christianity when believers met with each other regularly in their homes to encourage one another, pray for one another, and share their faith with friends and neighbors.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved (Acts 2:42-47).

We are blessed to have wonderful facilities for hundreds to gather together for worship, ministry and fellowship. But nothing can replace the kind of intimate and meaningful fellowship that occurs in our homes. Life Groups are one way to keep that special part of our fellowship strong.

  • What are Life Groups

    Life Groups are a Place of Connection
    In these circles of friends, individuals find a place of connection with other believers. But also, Life Groups provide a time, space and means to facilitate a closer connection with God.
    Life Groups are a Place of Care
    Each group provides a caring community for people feeling isolated in an impersonal world. Life Group members share each other's struggles and victories. They respond to needs for care in the group itself, and beyond it.
    Life Groups are a Place of Change
    Through time spent together praying, discussing and sharing some will develop a faith for the first time and choose to give their life to Christ. For a believer, the spiritual discipline of participating in a group can help one grow in his discipleship to Christ and gradually become more like our Lord.
    Life Groups are a Place of Leadership Development
    Life Groups have leaders, co-leaders and primary hosts. Each of these roles allow people to grow in their leadership. Likewise, training for such leadership is usually provided in the fall.
  • How to Get Involved

    You are invited to visit any of the Life Groups. Life Groups meet most Sunday evenings from September through November and then from February until early May. A list of the groups and the current meeting places is listed in the back of each week's worship program. Feel free to check with any of the leaders if you'd like additional information about their group. You are also welcome to visit with the ministry coordinator about Life Groups at Quaker.
    If you are presently active in a group, you may want to consider being a leader, co-leader or primary host. If interested in serving in one of these roles, then check with the coordinator for information about upcoming training.
  • Life Groups are a Great Way to Fulfill the "One Another" Principle

    Love one another - John 13:14
    Be devoted to one another - Romans 12:10
    Accept one another - Romans 15:17
    Instruct one another - Romans 15:14
    Greet one another - Romans 16:16
    Serve one another - Galatians 6:1
    Bear one another's burdens - Galatians 6:1
    Forgive one another - Ephesians 4:2
    Submit to one another - Ephesians 5:21
    Bear with one another - Colossians 3:13
    Admonish one another - Colossians 3:16
    Encourage one another - 1 Thessalonians 4:9
    Spur one another to good deeds - Heb. 10:24
    Confess your sins to one another - James 5:16
    Pray for one another - James 5:16
    Offer hospitality to one another - 1 Peter 4:9