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Life Groups

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by C.S. Murphy, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. C.S. Murphy

    C.S. Murphy New Member

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    A friend told me that his church was looking into changing into a "life groups" church. He asked me if this was a SBC program and I honestly did not know. Does anybody have any info on this program which includes doing away with sunday school.
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    I don't have any info but am absolutely thrilled to see you back. Welcome! :)
     
  3. blackbird

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    Google up the name Christian Life Action

    Its a Christian organization that kinda leads in Lay renewal --- but its not sponsored by the SBC


    Good to see you back, Murph!!!!!!
     
  4. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    The purpose of Sunday School was to give people the opportunity to bring people to church and participate in non-threatening small groups to study the Bible . . . then they became 'schools' . . . and the drive to make them more cost effective made them big.

    Small groups (Life groups, teams, and hundreds of other names) offer the ability for a church to off site the small group study into people's homes . . . this accomplishes at least these three important things:

    1. It provides more people the opportunity to become leaders in the church;
    2. It provides a tamer and less threatening environment to bring people that are lost;
    3. It lowers the cost of Sunday School classrooms . . .

    God bless and welcome back!

    Wayne

     
  5. hawg_427

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    Our church is part of the SBC and they have lifegroups. It was explained to me that lifegroups give you a more personal feeling in Bible study compared to having a class od 15-20 a small lifegroup would consist of 4-7 people and usually meet a someones home for an hour or two in the evening. Now my old church had both Sunday school and lifegroups but it was a huge church.
     
  6. webdog

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    Weren't saddleback and willow creek the two main churches to do life groups? I'd check out there sites...
     
  7. bobbyd

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    From what i have seen, Life Group is just another term for Sunday School since some people hear "Sunday School" and think of something that churches do for kids on Sunday morning.
     
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