Life Groups

 

What Are Life Groups For?

Life Groups at Pavilion Christian Community aim to help you develop three kinds of relationships:

1. UP - with God: developing intimacy with Him 

This might be through:
  • uplifting God in sung, spoken or silent worship;
  • talking and listening to God in prayer;
  • receiving from God for ourselves and others through the ministry of the Holy Spirit;
  • growing in our understanding of God through Bible study.


2. IN - with other believers: where we look to be community

This might include:
  • building trusting relationships over time in an informal setting;
  • encouraging and challenging one another in the understanding and practice of our faith;
  • celebrating our successes and sharing our burdens together through prayer;
  • developing a sense of teamwork and belonging through serving others together as a group.


3. OUT - with non-believers: where we seek to make an impact for the Kingdom of God

This could mean:
  • encouraging one another to discover our gifting and calling;
  • identifying areas of need within the local community;
  • serving the local community in a practical way, big or small;
  • inviting a friend or neighbour to a church service;
  • helping or praying for someone we meet in passing;
  • campaigning and praying for justice and freedom;
  • designing local or global mission projects to undertake as a group;
  • finding local or global mission projects to support as a group.
 
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What Do Life Groups Offer?
Each Life Group is unique but all groups aim to offer:
  • a warm and genuine welcome for all;
  • encouragement, practical support and friendship;
  • directness, honesty and openness;
  • confidentiality, discretion, and consideration for others.
 

What Do Life Groups Do?

Groups vary but most will include some elements of Christian Bible teaching and discussion, prayer for each other and the wider world, worship, serving or outreach, fun and friendship, drinks and snacks.


When and Where Do Life Groups Meet?

Most groups meet in members’ homes around Bournville and the wider area. Some groups meet at the same place each week and others rotate around different venues. They typically meet weekly on an evening although some meet at other times and intervals. If you'd like to view detailed listings for each Life Group, please click here.


How Do I Join A Life Group?

If you are not already taking part in a Life Group we encourage you to get involved in this life-giving activity.

Whether you’re interested in joining an existing Life Group, forming a new group or you simply want to find out more, please chat to one of the leaders after a Sunday service or fill in a contact form.

We’ll then be in touch to discuss with you some possible options. Please contact us if you have any questions at all about Life Groups and we will be happy to help you.