God did not create people to do life alone. We all possess a basic human need to have relationship with others. This is why we create friendships and support one another.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Did you know that your support system can be enlarged by joining a LifeGroup at Friendship Church? A LifeGroup is a small group of people that meet 2 – 4 times each month in homes, coffee shops or various other locations. It’s a chance to know others and to be known by them. It’s a chance to share in each other’s lives… the ups and the downs… and gain support though prayer, relationship, and spiritual growth.
No matter what life stage you’re in… from single to married, young to old, with kids or without… there is a LifeGroup for you at Friendship Church.
Many lives have been impacted by the support they receive in LifeGroups. Here is a sampling of the benefits of deep, supportive relationships:
Lifelong Friendships, Like a Family
“Our LifeGroup came together in 1990 out of our friendship with each other, much like how Friendship Church started. My LifeGroup has become more like a family. We help each other, pray and have fellowship together. We look forward to getting together each time we meet. The Lord has been so good to us, keeping us healthy and being able to get around in our 70s and 80s.” ~Karen
Safe Place to Share
“LifeGroups are a safe place to share life. Centered around God’s Word, we learn and grow in our faith together. We lift each other up in prayer and celebrate praises together. Knowing we have many people praying for us and our family, means the world to me! Friendships run deeper in LifeGroups as we have time to develop them through living life together. It is through smaller LifeGroups that my faith is challenged, and I am held accountable to grow and mature in my faith walk with Jesus! I am so grateful for those in our LifeGroupthat pour into my life!” ~Ruth
“The LifeGroup I am in began in September 2016. I joined a LifeGroup because Friendship Church was encouraging us to do so. At that time, I only knew one person in the group, vaguely. But now, this group of people are the best group of people I have ever called friends! God assembled a group of random people that are hungry, thirsty, and broken. God opened our hearts for the same desire to grow a deeper relationship with Him. God gave us the wisdom to know that we can’t do that alone.” ~Roxanne
Comfort of Prayer
“LifeGroups are the best way to fellowship, pray, study and get to know each other better. Fellowship is better because the conversations go beyond the casual conversations we have in the short time together on Sunday mornings. It enables us to get to know one another better and pray for each other. The prayer is better because as you get to know each other, we are more comfortable with sharing more personal needs and praises. It also enables us to have deeper discussions because we feel more comfortable sharing with people we know well. God meant for us to build each other up with prayers and support. In our busy lives, we need a more intimate group of people to get to that level.” ~Rolf
Growth comes through a support group of friends in which you can go on a faith journey together. The lives of these individuals have been deeply impacted by the support they have received in their LifeGroups. We at Friendship Church encourage you to join a LifeGroup. Visit http://friendshipmn.org/lifegroups/ to learn more.Topics: community, friendship, LifeGroup, prayer, Support