That means that everyone in a group will play a vital role in their group, finding their gifts and engaging with one another. And every group will play a vital role in the overall mission of the church, as people find their active role in Christian community and learn what it looks like to reach spiritually hungry people.
Groups at ALIVE are 15 or so people that get together each week in order to grow, have fun, learn about the Bible and meet new people.
The best way to grow is to be a part of a healthy community, so we are all about Groups here at ALIVE. Groups are where you meet other people, grow in your walk with God, and support one another through whatever life brings your way. We want everyone to be a part of a group. So check out a group and invite your friends!
LIFE Groups - What they are: LIFE Groups are places where lifelong relationships can be formed. These groups meet in homes on an ongoing basis. LIFE Groups do not have a set end date, but at the end of a year together there is a time for evaluation. They may do studies, have dinner, serve together, pray together, have fun, and do LIFE. In LIFE Groups, leadership will be shared as group members each take on important roles within the group like hosting, facilitating conversations, planning outings etc. How they work: LIFE Groups may be formed by experienced group leaders. They also may form after a group has met together as a HOST Group or Study Group and decided to stay together. New LIFE Groups or openings in existing LIFE Groups will be listed in this catalog and online throughout the year.
Study Groups - What they are: These groups are a great way to get together to learn and develop a few relationships along the way. Study groups meet for a set amount of time to dig into a specific topic, book, or bible study. The length of the group depends on the content of the study. Most studies last 10-14 weeks. How they work: Study groups are launched throughout the year as needed. You can sign up at the table out front or online.
Recreation (Rec) and Serve Groups - What they are: These are interest-based groups that meet for a set amount of time around a specific activity or service commitment. Time commitments for these groups vary based on the activity. Most Rec groups will meet for 10-14 weeks, while service groups are ongoing. How they work: Rec and Serve groups are listed in the catalog and online. You can sign up at the table out front or online.
HOST - What they are: HOST Groups are short, 6-8 week studies on a video based curriculum that explains how groups work at ALIVE and how to create healthy community within your group. These groups are designed for you and a few friends to get together, and try out a short group. After 8 weeks the group is done, no strings attached. If you love it, your group may consider becoming a Study Group or a LIFE Group and continuing on. How they work: HOST Groups are started on an as needed basis. So if you'd like to become a HOST, fill out our short HOST signup form and someone from our discipleship team will follow up with you. All we ask is that you have a relationship with Jesus and can do these simple things to HOST your group: Have a Home to share, Open your heart, Serve a Snack, and Turn on the TV. There's even a spot on the form for you to add a list of friends who would be in the HOST Group with you. Or if you just want to join, sign up for one of our HOST groups online, and once the group fills up, we'll launch a new HOST Group.