"You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard! Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? Have you suffered so much for nothing-- if it really was nothing? Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?"
Is your Life Group Healthy?
It is easy to fall into the trap of measuring Life Group health in the wrong way. Life Groups are the best environment for a person (child, student, or adult) to find a place to belong and where we can become more like Jesus.
Unfortunately, many churches across America measure the health and success of a Life Group by how many fit in the room instead of by how we are leading people to follow Jesus. Disciple making is relational. It can't be mass produced or microwaved.
One change to our Life Groups this fall (due to the Coronavirus pandemic) that will help us get better at making disciples is changing the rows from many of our groups to circles (easier for social distancing). Circles are better than rows for making disciples.
Each of the Six Essentials of Healthy Life Groups push us to fulfill the command of God to "make disciples of all people."
The Great Commission is a summons to partner with Jesus in changing the world."
Will you pray that God will give you a fresh picture of how your Life Group can accomplish the Great Commission in the Midlands with the life stage demographics of your Life Group?