Life Groups are designed after the Biblical Model communicated by the Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 2:1-5) that supports Jesus' original command (Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:28).
Life Groups are another way or describing a Bible study that emphasizes and focuses on more than just Bible study.
Life Groups is Dubuque Radius Church's strategy for Christians to build intimate relationships with other Christians and disciple prospects, with the ultimate goal of discipleship towards maturity in Christ.
Life groups are designed to provide a variety of supportive relationships that include social connections and friendships, encouragement through crisis, counsel, guidance for life decisions, and in-depth review of biblical texts and life applications.
These groups provide opportunities for individuals to get more understanding of books and topics taught on Sunday mornings.
Life groups are designed to include Christians of diverse levels of maturity. This will allow for a balance of relationships where individuals who are “making disciples” and those who are “being discipled. (See Paul and Timothy Chart.)
Types of Life Groups at Radius Church are determined by Biblical Model and guidance from:
Groups could include: Men, Women, Family, Social Need, or others.
Prayer, should be incorporated in every area of a Christian's life as a lifestyle (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6; Matthew 6:5).
However, in order to provide personal support and prayer for one another as Christians, prayer for one another should be incorporated in Life Groups. (James 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Ephesians 6:18.)
Life groups can take place at Radius Church, personal homes, or other locations.
Locations are determined by the Life Group or Bible Study leader. See Life Group links below for present Life Group days, times, and locations.