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Why the Name Change?

Why We Discarded the "Care Group" Moniker

We know: you can't just retrofit a new name to what you are already doing and call it something new. Re-branding doesn't equal substantive change. In some ways, it doesn't matter what name you give groups. Yet, names communicate something. Read more here or by clicking the title above.

Why Don't Things Look Different?

No Big Splashy Recruiting Events? No "Roll Outs?"

From the beginning it was not my intention to wade in with all sorts of data, program ideas, and a blizzard of posters and sign-up sheets. I want to meet the church where it is and the current groups where they are. I see my work as cultivation, like a farmer. I see it as parenting. Read more here or by clicking the title above.

Why Have Life Groups?

I Go to Church. Isn't That Good Enough?

God says we are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession.". We were redeemed for community, not for individualistic, autonomous , Lone Ranger, "Jesus and Me" living! Read more here or by clicking the title above.

How Do I Connect With a Life Group?

Do I have to complete a 9-page form in triplicate?

It's pretty easy, really. Probably the easiest is just to place a call to 345-4424, or email Ken Rosentrater. Read more here or by clicking the title above.

A Life Group Is People, Not an Event? What?

So we can just hang around?

We want to be more intentional about groups, with shared space, mission and relationship in mind. My life group can be extended family. Read more here or by clicking the title above.

Why Do You Talk So Much About Meals?

Why can't we just have Bible study and go home?

Well, you can do that. There is nothing wrong with Bible study groups. Life groups are broader, richer, and deeper than that. Read more here or by clicking the link above.

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