Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Life Group? A Life Group is a home gathering made up of 8-12 people who meet weekly to share, study and support one another. A trained leader and host lead each group.
When can I sign up for a Life Group? Our Life Groups meet for 10 week quarters in the Fall and Spring. Before each Life Group quarter begins there are three ways to sign up for a group – online, at our weekend services or by calling the church office. You can sign up at anytime!
How do I choose a group? Our Life Groups are arranged by Station-in-Life (common life stage). These headings are meant to assist you in finding a group of people in a similar life stage. Keep in mind, you may fit into more than one Station-in-Life, so take a look at all the groups that may apply to you. All of our groups have a description designed to give you an idea of the leaders and the feel of the group. Read these bios for a fuller picture of each group to help you decide on one for you.
When and where do they meet? The majority of Life Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout Pittsburg and Fort Scott. Most evening groups meet 7-9 pm. The daytime groups meeting times vary.
What is the required commitment? Joining a Life Group requires an 8-10 week commitment to attend weekly meetings and do the homework ahead of time. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. If you sign up for a group and decide it’s not a good fit for you, let us know in the first three weeks and we’d love to help you find another one!
What will we study? Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend’s message which we call "sermon-based" Life Groups.
What about childcare? We leave it up to each family to work out their own childcare. Sometimes it works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose Life Group meets on a different evening.
Are there groups for teenagers? Yes, our High School and Jr. High ministries both offer small groups for students. Although these groups are not included in this publication, they are very important to our church. For more information about Junior High or High School groups, please contact our Church Office at (620) 232-3524