Welcome to Memorial Baptist’s Life Group Ministry
It is clear that God wants the members of the church to be closely linked to one another so they can better meet the needs of one another as the Bible directs. This was a top priority of the church in the Book of Acts (Act 2: 42-47). The early church found their greatest strengths in building close relationships based on Bible teaching and fellowship. This is the purpose of small group ministry and the banner of for Memorial LifeLinks.
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Whether people are new to the faith or simply new to the church, there is a need to belong. It can take some time to feel comfortable at a new church, but in a few, brief contacts in an intimate setting; people can feel loved, cared for and needed. We encourage you to join a Life Group and provide a platform for this interaction to take place.
Studies show that a major reason people leave the church is the lack of strong connection. Home Groups are meant to establish a deep level of relationship within the congregation. These groups are meant to be intimate, fellowship groups that gather under a common goal and seek to grow together in love and grace. If you are interested in learning more about joining or starting a Home Group please contact the Life Groups Minister.
Studying God’s word in a group setting is powerful. With open, safe conversation over God’s Word, you are brought into a deeper understanding of how to apply Christian principles to your life. These groups are centered on studying a variety of real life topics like parenting, grief, prayer and even money management. These groups meet at various times including Sunday’s after service and Wednesday evenings.
1 Timothy 4:7 tells us to “train yourself for godliness.” When Paul writes this letter to Timothy he exhorts him to study and toil and to have hope in the living God. The mentoring relationship between Paul and Timothy is the mission of the Mentoring Groups. Memorial’s resolve is to establish an environment for these intimate relationship to grow. If you are interested in more information in the mentoring program please contact the Life Groups Minister.