Life Groups

Our sermon-based Life Groups are being used as a vehicle to share the Gospel and build lifelong relationships.

Luke 14:15-24 is a parable about inviting others to your home. This parable is like today in that it would be tragic for us to be invited to Jesus’ house, not show up and then have our blessings withdrawn from us. In the parable, the servant was to go out in the streets and invite all the people to his home. “Life Groups" are home-based groups to be used as a vehicle to share the Gospel and build lifelong relationships – to gather together and “do life together.”

The book of Acts provides numerous examples of the early Church carrying the message of Christ outside of the temple walls; as a result, people received salvation, healing and transformation. Similarly, FBCG’s sermon-based Life Groups provide a setting to engage with people with whom we already have some level of relationship, in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and build meaningful relationships. These small groups gather weekly in homes and other locations beyond the walls of the church to study the Word and “do life” together. They meet in 12-week cycles three times per year. For more information, contact lifegroups@fbcglenarden.org.

If you would like to become a Life Group moderator, please register to attend one of our upcoming required training opportunities.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. 

If you attended one of the required training sessions and would like to become a Life Group moderator, please apply. Individuals will be notified before or by Aug. 17, 2020.  

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Our goal is to engage individuals with whom we have some level of relationship so that we can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and build relationships in our home setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where will group meetings take place?

A: Groups will meet in homes or other approved places, i.e., Panera, etc.

Q: Who will lead the group?

A: Each group is led by a moderator.

Q: What are the qualifications for a moderator?

A: Must be an FBCG member in good standing:

    • Must be a member for one year
    • Regularly attends worship and prayer services
    • Faithfully attends monthly Communion services
    • Committed to and involved in at least one ministry of the church
    • Active in a teaching ministry
    • Financially supporting the church through tithes and offerings
  • Must be a Certified Altar Counselor.
  • Must have a heart for evangelism and discipleship.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to lead a group of 6-12 people.
  • Must attend and complete “Life Group Moderator” training.
  • Must have the ability to plan and coordinate weekly sessions.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

Q: Will there be training available?

A: Yes, initial and ongoing training sessions will be held. 

Q: How does one become a moderator?

A: Moderators must successfully complete and be approved through an application, vetting and training process.

Q: Who is the target audience for a life group?

A: Friends, people who are unsaved, coworkers, family members and anyone God places on your heart.

Q: How many people should be in a life group?

A: Life groups will be comprised of 6-12 individuals.

Q: What are the demographics of a group?

A: Each life group will be different. The groups can be gender-based, for couples only or even a mix of demographics. Life groups are for people ages 18 and older.

Q: What’s the session timing and structure?

A: Sessions will be 1.5 hours (90 minutes) maximum on a weekly basis. Groups can meet year-round or in cycles.

Q: What materials will be used for group discussions?

A: Group discussions will be based on Sunday's message. FBCG scribes will email notes and a discussion guide weekly to all moderators.

For more information, please email lifegroups@fbcglenarden.org.