LifeGroups at Church of the Apostles are modeled after the life of the Church described in the book of Acts:
“And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42-47
LifeGroups are where we get to know one another and learn that what it means to be Jesus’ disciples. We meet in homes across Houston to study the Bible, share what God is doing in our lives and encourage one another.
LifeGroups at Church of the Apostles are about community, discipleship, care and mission.
This is probably the best place for people at Apostles to get to know others. These groups provide the opportunity to share life at a deeper level than casual relationships ever permit. It is a place to know and be known. Relationships are the geography of the Kingdom of God. And some of our deepest relationships can be forged in LifeGroups.
The centerpiece of these groups is Bible study. We turn to the scriptures as a message book and a method book. It contains the message of God’s love for us all, of salvation and healing for the world. As a method book, it describes how we can know the living God personally and live for him effectively. These groups are where we encourage one anther to grow deeply in our relationship with God.
While we have clergy on our church staff, the best pastoral care at Apostles takes place in LifeGroups. Here, as lives are shared and needs are known, we grow to care for one another at a deeper level. In moments of crisis or joy, group members respond with love for one another. Each group serves as a caring community that serves those in that group.
Our groups are great places to invite friends and guests to experience God’s love and explore the Christian life. In addition, groups are encouraged to find particular ways to serve our local community and the world.