You are invited and encouraged to be part of a Life Group! Are you questioning whether you should join? Think about how hard it is to connect with a group of 500. Then think about being valued by 10 people.
A Life Group is a place where you can belong and be valued. Love and concern are given and received. Prayer and a Biblical or topical study are enjoyed, and your spiritual and practical gifts can be used to benefit the group. Life Groups are one of the best ways to join in the community of New Life Church in a way that is meaningful and lasting.
The goal of Life Groups is to live authentically before God and our neighbours. It’s simply about loving those around us and watching what God will do as we open our lives to welcome those people that God would have cross our paths. It is our desire that existing life groups provide healthy options for our church family to find significant relationships with each other and to extend the same invitation to their neighbours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Life Group?
Life Groups are New Life’s groups of fifteen or so people that meet in convenient locations all across Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley to learn more about the Bible, grow in their faith and meet some great new friends.
What Happens When I Sign Up for a Life Group?
When you sign up, the leader of your new Life Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other information you’ll need to have a great experience.
How and when can I join a Life Group?
We have Life Group signups before every semester, in the Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (just after Easter). If you’d like to let us know that your interested in joining a group you can do so by clicking here.
Can I Invite Others to Join the Group?
Invite as many friends, co-workers, neighbours, family, etc. that aren’t connected to another church as you like. Our Life Groups designed to get people connected to our church and to one another.
How many people are in a typical group?
There are 6-15 people in a typical Life Group.
What Will The People In My Group Be Like?
Look around at a Sunday service. A Life Group is basically about fifteen or so people who attend New Life on a Sunday.
When Will My Group Meet?
Life Groups meet once a week, and each meeting is just sixty to ninety minutes long. Short term groups meet for 8 to 10 times over the semester, while long term groups will remain together for years. Even a short-term commitment will have a long-term positive impact on your life and sense of community at New Life Church.