After a person begins to get connected to God at Real Life Church through frequent Sunday morning attendance and relationships, the next step is to help people take further steps on their spiritual journey by connecting to a Small Group. These groups are the main element of our GROW strategy.
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Our GROW strategy includes the following factors:
Transformational Discipleship. Discipleship means following Christ. Following Christ involves the pursuit of becoming like Christ (“Christ-likeness”). Transformation means life-change. Romans 12:2 says “…let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” This means that we are on a journey of life-change, bringing our lives more and more in line with God’s ways.
Caring Relationship. According to our core values, this process best happens within the context of caring, intentional relationships. For those who are willing and open, these small groups provide the opportunity for those involved to develop with each other an atmosphere of openness, transparency, accountability, and active love and support. Ephesians 4:15 reads, “Instead, we will speak the truth to each other in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”
We provide different kinds of group experiences to match the different places people are at in their spiritual journeys. The following kinds of groups are available:
•Faith Questions Group: Helping people investigate the claims of Christ and the Bible.
•New Faith Group: Helping new Christ-Followers begin growing in their relationship with God.
•Growth Track Seminars: For those Christ-Followers wanting to grow beyond initial “new faith” and move toward becoming Real Life Church Team Members, we will encourage them to go through our Growth Track. This not only prepares them for Team Membership but also connects them to the next step of becoming a part of a Ministry Team (see GO Strategy). Track Components: Theology Basics, Baptism, Spiritual Gifts, Living Generously, Team Membership Institute.
•Life Groups: A vast variety of groups designed to help any Christ-Follower deepen their relationship with God and grow in Christ-likeness through Bible Study and caring relationships. Within the Life Group structure, a specific scope and sequence will be planned to give Christ-Followers a progressive path to growth, including competencies in categories such as Beliefs, Practices, and Virtues. It is our goal to always have optional groups that offer on-going, in-depth, expository Bible Study.
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