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Life Groups

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFEGROUPS

What is a LifeGroup anyway?

A LifeGroup is a Christ-centered group of 8-15 people committed to gather together regularly in an environment of grace and truth to become more like Jesus. A LifeGroup grows in depth and number when its focus is in three directions: upward (Bible study and prayer), inward (fellowship), and outward (service and evangelism).

Why should I join a LifeGroup?

Central’s mission is to connect people to a life that counts for eternity by building disciples who go and change lives. LifeGroups are a crucial element to accomplishing that mission. LifeGroups connect you with other believers who help you grow in Christlike character, vision, and action.

What do LifeGroups study?

LifeGroups vary in the material they use. Some discuss that week’s sermon. Others use the online resource called RightNow Media to study a wide range of topics. Others use book studies approved by Central. But all seek to help people grow in their faith and learn how to impact others.

What about children at LifeGroups?

Individual LifeGroups decide how they will address childcare in their group. Some hire a babysitter for the entire group of kids. Others have individual families make their own arrangements.

Will we do anything besides sit around and talk?

Yes! In addition to Bible Study and fellowship, LifeGroups are about action! We encourage each group to find venues for outreach: both service and evangelism are essential to help group members display, declare, and demonstrate the gospel.

How do I join a LifeGroup?

Go to Centralsf.org/FindaLifeGroup. Browse through the groups to find a good fit. Then click on the “E-mail Leader” link to connect with a leader for more information about their group.

What if a group is listed as "Full"?

Go ahead and contact the leader anyway. Their group might be getting ready to multiply and accept more people. If not, there are plenty of other groups that would are ready, willing, and able to have you join.