Community as essential/as family
Our hope is that every member of our community would be part of a LifeGroup as the primary means of experiencing community and practicing the way of Jesus.
Gathering around a table
We commit to gathering around the Lord’s table every Sunday and around tables in homes during the week. We want to prioritize this commitment and miss only in the case of sickness or unforeseen circumstances.
Weekly meal together
Jesus was constantly eating meals with his followers and those far from God. Shared meals lead to shared lives, which is our goal as disciples, family, and missionaries of Christ.
Praying together helps knit us together and draws us nearer to Christ. LifeGroups provide a real world “lab” in which we learn to pray and experience God’s presence and power in community.
Three weeks a month you spend time discussing what we are leaning as a church. The main goal is to workout how to work out the teachings of scripture and practices of Jesus as a community in everyday life.
Meeting together one night a week is great… but we are aiming for more. LifeGroups are about sharing our lives through time through everyday relationship. The invitation, for you as a leader, is to have your eyes open. To see opportunities in which your parallel life can intersect with the lives of those in your LifeGroup.
Each LifeGroup adopts some sort of monthly event to promote a mission. This mission should be tangible, repeatable, ongoing, and done together. LifeGroups also encourage each other in their individual expression of life as missionaries in their daily lives.
WANT TO JOIN A LIFEGROUP?
If you are ready to join a LifeGroup, the next step for you is to register for Apostles Basics. Occurring three times a year (fall, winter, and spring), Basics is a three-part course, consisting of a series of podcasts, one Sunday in-class session, and two Wednesday evening LifeGroup Introduction Nights. We spend the Sunday afternoon discussing the vision of Apostles Houston and of LifeGroups. At the Introduction Nights, we practice community in homes around the city. From these Introduction Nights we create new LifeGroups or connect you with existing LifeGroups in your part of the city.