ABOUT LIFE GROUPS
From as far back as the creation story in Genesis, we see that man was created to live in community with others. God created us as relational beings, and community has been engrained in us from the beginning. Depending on where we’ve come from and the way that we’ve seen life modeled for us, we have something informing what life as a follower of Christ should look like.
At Cranston Bible Chapel, the main vehicle through which we experience community is in Life Groups. These are smaller groups of people, generally 8-12 people, that meet regularly to practice the “one-anothers” of Scripture together. To name a few:
“Be devoted to one another…” (Romans 12:10)
“Love one another…” (John 13:34)
“Honor one another above yourselves…” (Romans 12:10)
“Serve one another in love…” (Galatians 5:13)
“Therefore, confess your sins to each other…” (James 5:16)
As we live in close community with other Christ-followers, conflict is naturally going to happen. We generally tend to believe that conflict is always negative and lack the skills to resolve it. This resource will biblically inform you on conflict-resolution.
One of the most important factors in forming deep community is getting to know the members of your Life Group in a comprehensive way. To hear about their story, understand the issues they face, and where God has moved in their lives. We utilize a tool called Life Maps to assist in gathering your story and communicating it in your Life Group. Download it below.