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What are Life Groups?

We are passionate about having people be authentically connected with a group of friends who will share life, grow in faith, and actively influence our community.  That is why we build everying in The Bridge around our Life Groups.

These groups of 6-14 people, meet weekly, study scripture, pray for each other, and "do life" together.  They are designed to be multi-generational, mixed gendered, and keep people and families together in a growing discipleship relationship.

In order to Be One|Make One, we encourage our people to move through three phases of life groups:

1. Starting Point

Starting Point is all about sharing your story, building community, and finding your place in God's story. Groups meet in homes and engage in honest, real-life discussions around an easy-to-follow guide book.

2. Next Step

Once you have learned about God's story, you will be encouraged to push deeper into who God is and what He has for your life. Specifically, phase two participants will be challenged to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and to intensify prayer in their lives.

3. Talmidim [Disciples]

Phase three is a culmination of the Life Group journey. In addition to previous emphases, participants will be encouraged to discover and utilize their spiritual gifts. They will also be challenged to think about what it looks like to share their faith and to lead others. Upon finishing, members are encouraged either (1) to begin facilitating a new phase one group themselves, or (2) to join a phase one group as a member and repeat the process with a new group. Either way, we strive to emphasize that the discipleship process never ends. Be One|Make One is a life-long mandate.

Phase 4. Missional Living

Occasionally, there is a compelling, missional reason for groups to stay together following the completion of phase three. These groups are considered to be a part of phase four, and their focus is on service and missional living.