Life Groups: Places to Belong

In our church, we have a variety of life groups to which you can belong. See which of these feel more comfortable for you.

A Place of CARING
Jesus commanded us to "love one another" (John 13:34). A life group is a place where you will be accepted and loved. No one will judge you. Instead, group members will encourage you, pray for you, and be there for you when you need a friend.

A Place of SHARING
Scripture teaches us to "admonish each other" (Colossians 1:28; 3:16) and to "speak the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15). All of our groups provide an opportunity to study the Scriptures and apply them to our lives. We learn from and teach each other. 

A Place of PRAYING
We are also encouraged to "pray for each other" (James 5:16). As we get to know each other better, we feel free to share more deeply. Our prayer times for each other become very real and alive.

A Place of TELLING
We're told to "Go and make disciples" (Matthew 28:19) by working together to reach out to and connect with our friends, neighbors, relatives, and coworkers who need Christ. We pray together and work together, building relationships that enable us to effectively tell them about the love, joy, grace, and truth of the gospel to those in need.

We encourage you to find a place where you'll feel accepted, a place to belong with friends (Galatians 3:29). Please join one of our life groups.

• Small-group opportunities for you at Big Trees Church:
Women's Bible Study Group meets at the church every Wednesday, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Men's Breakfast and Bible Study Group meets at the church on the third Saturday morning of the month at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Group meets at the church every Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m.

• Life Groups at Big Trees Church now meet regularly:
Schonert: Jim and Rosemary Schonert host a life group that meets at 193 Dutch Kate, Murphys Diggins, every Sunday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m. Contact

Syverson: "Coffee and Conversation at the Bistro with Pastor Jeff," Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. We meet at Bistro Espresso, Cedar Center, Arnold. Contact for more information.