What happens at a Life Group meeting?
Every life group will look a little different, but they all are creating a similar environment. Most group meetings will include moments of Bible Study discussion, prayer, and encouragement to take steps of spiritual growth. At times, groups may meet to serve together or for a social gathering.
How often does a Life Group meet?
Life Groups meet weekly, seasonally for three sessions a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Groups meet weekly because consistency is essential to growing through relationships. Groups take breaks seasonally, because there are certain times in the year when it’s hard to be consistent. This rhythm helps you plan group meetings into your calendar and stay connected even if you miss a week.
Where/How do Life Groups meet?
Various groups meet onsite, offsite, or online. For groups that meet offsite, they often gather in homes, backyards, coffee shops, etc. In this season, every group has the option to meet in person, online, or somewhere in-between. We are encouraging any groups gathering in person to follow current CDC/State Guidelines. You can learn more about how groups are meeting online HERE.
What does a Life Group study?
It all comes down to the type of group. Many groups are sermon based, and follow along with the study questions from the current sermon series. These questions can be found through Northside’s App under Study or downloaded on the Message page. Also, groups have the freedom to choose a study based on the next steps of group members and where God is leading in the group. Many groups use RightNow Media (Netflix for Bible studies) to choose their next group study. You can learn more about RightNow Media below.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search on our Group Finder, you can filter groups with childcare available and/or their group bio will indicate if childcare is available.
How do I join a Life Group?
All paths lead to our Group Finder. Here you can begin to search for groups in a similar season of life or with a common interest. Once you find a group, request to join, and be ready to show up to grow through relationships.
What if I don't like the first Life Group I try?
When you join a group, we encourage you to try it out for at least 3 weeks. This gives you a chance to start getting to know the group. But, the truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. If the group isn’t the right fit, let the group leader know (don’t ghost them), and head back to the Group Finder to try out another group. Sometimes, the simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
What if I can't find a Life Group that fits my season of life?
Check back often as we update the Group Finder with group options as they become available. Also, you may be interested in hosting a group with a few friends during a sermon series, or starting a Life Group. If you have question about finding a group or want to learn more about starting one contact the Life Group Ministry with the form below.
How do I start a group/become a Life Group leader?
We believe that God uses groups to change people’s lives, because we can’t grow spiritually without connecting relationally. We would love to talk with you more about starting a group. To begin, just head over to our ServeFinder and fill out the form.