LIFE GROUPS

The purpose of Life Groups at Lighthouse Community Church is to connect people and build community. We’ve termed them Life Groups for that reason: to allow simple avenues for people to do life together and be in community. While these groups do a number of things well, their ultimate purpose is community. Life Groups provide a great space for teaching and discussion, service opportunities inside the group, and opportunities to serve together as a group in the church and our community. They are ideally made up of 5 to 20 people growing in Christ and doing life together. This idea comes directly from the early church:

 

Acts 2:42-47 “The Community of Believers”
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

Life Group Questions

Questions for 4/22

Exodus 18 

 
  • Why is it sometimes hard to take advice from your parents or older siblings?
  • Read Exodus 18.  What facts do we learn about Jethro and Moses’ family?
  • How does Moses evangelize and disciple his father-in-law? 
  • How easy it is to talk to your family about spiritual matters?  In what ways can you draw your family closer to God?
  • What did Jethro observe about Moses’ daily routine and how it was affecting both Moses and the people?
  • How did Moses respond to Jethro’s counsel?  Why might this have been hard for him to hear?
  • Compared to God’s provision of water, food, and victories over the Egyptians and Amalekites, why could it have been easy to overlook his hand at work in this family reunion?
  • What does the leadership structure of Lighthouse look like?  What are some healthy and growth areas for us in terms of leadership?
  • How are you sharing the load of ministry at Lighthouse?
  • How have you seen God bless healthy leaders and leadership structures?

 

Questions for 4/29
The Purpose of the Family

 

  • Why do you think God created the family?
  • Read Genesis 1:26-31.  What does this passage tell us about God’s purpose for the family?
  • In your opinion, what is the main reason why couples choose to get married today?
  • Read Genesis 2:18-25.  What does this passage tell us about God’s purpose for the family?
  • In your opinion, what are some of the differences, if any, that you have observed between Christian marriages and non-Christian marriages?
  • Author Rob Rienow says that “God created marriage for two overarching purposes, 1) the spiritual transformation of one another, and 2) raising godly children.”  Do you agree or disagree?
  • In your opinion, why is the divorce rate so high?
  • Ephesians 5:22-6:4.  What does this passage tell us about God’s purpose for the family?
  • When someone says, “we need to look in the Bible in order to understand the role of men and women in the marriage and family,” people frequently become uncomfortable.  Why do you think this is?