The purpose of LifeGroups at Crossroads is to provide opportunity for Biblical fellowship, Bible study, and prayer that God requires of His people. God requires us not to live in isolation from our Church family, but to constantly be there for each other, to build each other up, and to help one another grow spiritually. Remember this: you and I can only be loved as much as we are known. To know and love one another and serve together the way God desires and requires, we have to get together for His purposes. Sunday large-group gatherings are important, but the strength and unity of our church grows and happens mostly in small groups, and here these are called LifeGroups.
When you rejoice at what God is doing in your life, your LifeGroup will be there with you. When you cry out in brokenness as life falls apart, your LifeGroup is there, too. The more a church grows as God desires, the more its members must work to stay connected like this. If you are like me, you might have heard friends and family say, "I go to my church because it isn't too big and feels like home". Feeling like home is a great thing, but is no reason for a church not to grow. In fact, the more loving and serving a church is, the more it should grow! How can we stay connected to each other to continue growing, loving, and serving the way God wants? Small groups, here called LifeGroups.
To really know and love each other - and be known and loved the way God desires, we must connect often and meaningfully with other Christians in prayer, Bible study, and Biblical fellowship. In fact, our leaders will repeatedly remind us that if you cannot connect with a LifeGroup here or help start one that works for you, please find church where you can! It is that important! Truth be told, statistics - our own included - show that those who do not meaningfully connect to other Christians in a small group tend to stop attending here within two to three years, anyway. To connect with one of the major support structures God gives you - as well as to be that support for others who need it, please seriously consider joining a small group! We hope that yours will be here at Crossroads. Respond to His leadership and connect with a LifeGroup today.