Ingrid Reichard

Pastor of Development
519-579-8741 x 103

Contact Ingrid for more information about Life Groups. She will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you start a Life Group or find one to join.

What is a Life Group?

A Life Group is a regular small group gathering of 6 to 12 people for the purpose of experiencing love and care while growing as a disciple. The purpose of the Life Group ministry is “Building Disciples By Building Community.” Life Groups meet together in homes to build relationships, to learn God’s Word, and to support one another in life’s challenges.

We need the support and encouragement of others to become more like Jesus. That is why Life Groups will focus on building caring relationships. Group members will model various aspects of discipleship for one another, challenging one another with their lives and with God’s Word.

Life Group Values

  • aim to keep the group to under 12 people
  • aim to multiply the group if it grows beyond 12
  • train leaders for the newly formed group
  • encourage and model transparency
  • aim to lead a group where people truly allow others into their lives
  • aim to spend 1/3 of your group time around Scripture
  • teach your group to lean on Scripture not “opinions”
  • ensure that Scripture is at the center of the discussion
  • choose Scripture based curriculum
  • model correct handling of Scripture
  • encourage Scripture memorization for your group
  • aim to spend 1/3 of your group time in prayer
  • pray for your group members throughout the week
  • encourage your group to pray for wider concerns (church, country…)
  • celebrate answered prayer
  • help each other toward transformation through loving accountability
  • aim to spend 1/3 of your group time in socializing and personal sharing
  • foster genuine friendships among the members of your group
  • aim to spend time together in other settings
  • aim to laugh and cry together as you share your lives
  • aim to take on a service project at least three times each year
  • keep each other’s confidences carefully