Why do we have LifeGroups?
At Fort Caroline, LifeGroups are vital to our 4Gs model of discipleship (Gather - Give - Grow - Go). The main purpose of LifeGroups is to create a sense of Christian community in 4 ways…
- Laughing together - our LifeGroups place a priority on creating a comfortable, fun environment during their gatherings.
- Studying together - our LifeGroups emphasize reading the Bible together and helping one another understand the Bible.
- Serving together - our LifeGroups make a difference in the world by being on mission together through various ministry projects.
- Suffering together - our LifeGroups pray for one another, help one another, care for another when sick and/or in the hospital, and weep with one another during times of grief.
How many people are in a LifeGroup?
A LifeGroup has 6 to 20 adults. Smaller than that is just a dinner party; larger and you’re probably just starting a new church.
When do our LifeGroups meet?
Our LifeGroups meet weekly during the school year. Groups can meet whenever and wherever it is convenient for all the group members.
Due to summer schedules, many of our LifeGroups take the summer off, Memorial Day weekend through the start of public school in August (about 12 weeks). Similarly, LifeGroups also take a break during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (about 6 weeks). Groups might meet once during the holiday break for a Christmas party or a meal. During the summer, LifeGroups might gather a couple of times at the beach or at someone’s home for a cookout.
Where do our LifeGroups meet?
LifeGroups meet both in homes or on campus. Our goal is to make LifeGroups as accessible as we can, so we encourage you to find a group location that works best for you!
What about childcare for families with young children?
Childcare can be an issue for LifeGroups, so we offer reimbursement from our church budget for childcare. Once a month, groups can receive a reimbursement of $10 per hour per childcare worker to help cover the expense of paying them. While this won’t cover the total cost of paying for childcare, it will help to offset the cost of childcare.