Friday, March 9, 2012


Today's devotion is all about small groups, or as we say at NorthStar....Life Groups.  We will cover alot of frequently asked questions, and even provide a link for a sign up form.  And, as always let us know if you have any questions.  

What are LifeGroups?
LifeGroups are small groups of married couples or individuals who meet regularly in someone’s home for community, Bible study, and mission. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.

When and How often does a LifeGroup meet?
A LifeGroup meets at a time that is most convenient for the majority of the group.  A LifeGroup should meets 2 – 4 times a month during the school year.  In the summer time a LifeGroup may scale back to once a month because of vacations and such.

What happens at a LifeGroup meeting?
Though each group differs in how they do things, many groups have a social time in the beginning, then transition to a time where they discuss questions from the sermon discussion guide and pray for each other. At the very beginning of the group, the whole group decides how much time they will spend on social, discussion, and prayer time (as well as the order in which they take place).

What if I don’t like the group I visit?
Sometimes visiting a group is like trying on shoes. You may have to try a couple of groups out to see which group is the best fit for you and your family. It is ok to visit multiple groups before deciding on which one to join.

Do I have to know a lot about the Bible to attend a group?
No. People that attend groups are at all different levels of their spiritual journey. We don’t expect you to know everything about the Bible. It is always ok to ask a question related to the Bible in your group time if you don’t know the answer.

What do I do with my kids!?
We leave it up to you and your LifeGroup to arrange for childcare. Some groups pool together and pay for a sitter, some rotate childcare among the members, and some leave it up to the individual. If you are having trouble finding childcare, we may be able to help you.

If you’ve been searching for a place to connect at NorthStar, let us show you how joining a LifeGroup can get you connected to others like you in our church, while helping you grow in your relationship with God.

To find available LifeGroups, click HERE.  If you need more help contact us HERE.

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