“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42
Through weekly life groups, students benefit from a more intimate and intentional small group setting similar to the Acts 2 church, under the leadership of staff, with a focus on discipleship.
We want to challenge the students to think through the issues of their world from a biblical perspective. In a world of ever-changing opinion and perspective, we try to encourage students to apply the truth of scripture in the topics discussed; how to live in a healthy community, how to be respectful of other people's opinions, how to be sympathetic with others, influences of social media, and various other topics have allowed our students to have hard conversations in a healthy environment.
Groups are divided by grade levels and over the course of time they take on their own personalities. Fellowship happens through group competitions, games and contests, group time, texting, and time spent together outside of school. Faculty advisors do a great job of promoting fellowship within the group, as relationships build more efficiently in a smaller group setting.
Each week we want our students to know that they’ve been prayed for. Everything that happens within the context of LifeGroups happens because of the work of the Holy Spirit! Planning is prayed over, content is prayed over, fellowship opportunities are prayed over, and the students are prayed over. We want our students to know that they are prayed for.
LifeGroups have become a highlight of the week, and the opportunity to address the needs of our students in a small group has proved beneficial. Periodically the opportunity presents itself to have more traditional chapel gatherings where the student body comes together as one. In those moments we seize an opportunity to be the community of Christ as described by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12: One body, many parts, all under ONE NAME!