Because we are convinced that the Christian life is better when we live it together. It’s how Jesus lived and that’s how we want to live. In many ways, LifeGroups is where we Become like Christ!
What are LifeGroups?
LifeGroups are highly relational small groups of believers (or those considering believing) where CHRIST-likeness is modeled as we lead one another in the adventure of becoming like Jesus by living out the 5Bs together – we Build relationships with others to Bring them closer to Christ so they can get a sense of Belonging to God and Believe in Jesus Christ as their savior to begin the adventure of Becoming like Christ.
What are LifeGroup meetings like?
It really depends on the group but most include food, support, prayer, Bible discussion and volunteering to serve together. We want everyone to be involved in a LifeGroup, because it is the best way for you to grow at Open Door. We have many LifeGroups and each of them has a unique personality and style. Many of our groups meet in homes and are made up of people from all walks of life; married, single, old, young, etc. Other groups are formed according to gender, season of life, and special interests.
How do I join a LifeGroup?
Use the Get Connected button to visit the Join a LifeGroup page and fill out the form about yourself and we’ll help you find a group that fits you!
Do I have to stay in the LifeGroup I’m assigned or can I try other ones?
You can definitely try a few groups until you feel comfortable. We recommend visiting one for a few weeks, but if you just don’t sense chemistry, that’s alright. Our leaders are understanding. If you don’t connect, let us know and we’ll let you try a different group.
When I join a LifeGroup, am I committed forever?
It is alright to commit to a group for a season. In some cases, groups have grown and have to multiply. While you will probably find yourself connecting with a group that you stay with long-term, you are always welcome to be a part of planting a new group.
When do LifeGroups meet?
We’ll connect you with the group that matches your schedule, location, and stage of life.
Can I join a group of people like me (age, life stage, interest)?
We have a lot of different groups. While every person and group is different, we do our best to put you with people with whom you will connect.
How important are LifeGroups?
It is one of two vital environments to our mission at Open Door (the other is Sunday Morning Worship Services).
Why do I need to join a LifeGroup? Couldn’t I do this on my own?
Leading people in the adventure of becoming like Christ involves relationships. While you can grow on your own, you are limited. Jesus led and ministered in groups. We recommend following His example.
What if I don’t connect with my LifeGroup? Could I change groups?
Yes, sometimes you just don’t connect right away. Give it a chance, but if you don’t connect we can put you in a different group.
Do I have to buy a workbook?
We don’t require that you purchase anything. The sermon questions and your bible are all you need. If you don’t have a Bible, we can give you one.
What is a LifeGroup?
A LifeGroup is a relational environment where CHRISTlikeness is lived out.