Discipleship is an invitation to follow Christ. It is a lifelong process of growth and obedience in Christ, by connecting with other believers, cultivating each other’s faith, and carrying out the Great Commission. At GCCP, we do this through LifeGroup.
CONNECT. CULTIVATE. COMMISSION.
Your discipleship progress begins when you engage in Christ-centered relationships that strengthen your faith and help you make disciples for Christ. LifeGroup envisions a community that connects regularly, with the intention of cultivating authentic relationships and carrying out the Great Commission, just as Christ intended.
AND HIS WORD
We encourage and challenge each other to live according to the Word of God and to submit to the Lordship of Christ in all our ways
BUILDING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
We encourage and embrace each other as members of the body of Christ,loving and respecting each other as neighbors amidst perceived differences.
PRAYING AND SERVING TOGETHER
We apply the Word, pray for each other, and serve together as expressions of our love, first and foremost, to God, and then to the body of believers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I be part of a LifeGroup? How will I benefit from it?
LifeGroup provides an avenue for you to stay connected with others who share the same desire to grow in their faith. In a large church like GCCP, the best way for you to connect to the GCCP family and start getting involved is by joining LifeGroup, whether you are a believer for a long time or you are new to the church.
LifeGroup is more than just the casual “Hi” and “Hello” on Sunday mornings. It seeks to build a community that connects regularly, cultivates authentic relationships, and carries out the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who can join a LifeGroup?
Anyone! LifeGroup provides an avenue through which your faith in God and relationship with other believers can be cultivated. Anyone who wishes to connect, interact, or build Christ-centered friendships at GCCP may join a LifeGroup. Anyone who desires spiritual growth or is interested to know more about God and about the Christian life can join a LifeGroup.
*Church membership is NOT a requirement to join LifeGroup.
What goes in on a LifeGroup?
LifeGroup provides an avenue for learning and change through Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. Groups meet regularly to study God’s Word, to pray for each other, and to learn how to apply the Word of God to the different issues and challenges of life. LifeGroup also seeks to cultivate a culture where we can be sensitive to how God is working in each other’s lives in a safe, confidential, and transparent environment while developing friendships that value care, understanding, encouragement, and accountability.
How often and how long do LifeGroups meet?
Most groups meet at least once a week for about 1-2 hours, at a time and place agreed upon by the group. However, we understand that it may not work for everyone. We recommend meeting at least once a month to encourage accountability and consistency.
How long do I have to stay in a group?
You initially commit to meeting for 6 months to a year. After that time, you can choose to stay with the group or find another group to join. Because life changes, a LifeGroup may exist for a short or long time.
How do I join a group?
You can sign-up on your own and we’ll help plug you into a group, or you can gather a group of friends and we’ll connect you with a GCCP LifeGroup Leader.
Can I lead a group?
Talk to our Discipleship Minister to find out if and how you can become a LifeGroup Leader at GCCP.