Welcome to Community Groups
At LWC we believe that real life change happens in the context of relationship. Community groups are where the true work of the church occurs. We believe that it is virtually impossible to grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus without having the committed, redemptive relationships that community groups provide.
What are Community Groups?
Community groups are small groups consisting ideally of 4 to12 people. These groups meet in homes throughout the Greater Orlando & Kissimmee area. During the meeting there is a short Bible Study, a time of sharing and ministry, followed by a time of fellowship and food. WHO ARE COMMUNITY GROUPS FOR? Community groups are open to all people who desire to join together with other believers to grow in community and in their relationship with Christ.
Who are Community Groups for?
Community groups are open to all people who desire to join together with other believers to grow in community and in their relationship with Christ.
What is the purpose of Community Groups?
To grow in our knowledge of God and learn to walk in His ways: In order to live fruitful lives we need to know objective truth about God and His plan for us. In community groups we spend hands-on time studying the Bible and applying it to our lives.
To provide adequate pastoral care for each member of the LWC Family: We believe that people can best be cared for by someone who knows them and has an ongoing, committed relationship with them. Group Leaders have been trained to care and minister to the people in their group. It is within the context of care groups that people can receive the love and care that they need to grow and mature in Christ.
To enable each member to develop deep and lasting relationships: It is said that people come to a church for many reasons but they stay for only one: relationships. We all have a need for friendship that can’t be met in the context of Sunday worship. Community Groups provide a family atmosphere where social needs can be met, both during the meeting and in outside activities. People grow close to each other as they worship and have fellowship together.
To provide a secure environment for the practice, development, and testing of ministry gifts: LWC is strongly committed to church members doing the work of the church. Community Groups provide a safe place in which to develop each person’s gifting and ministries. In this context, these gifts can be evaluated, and each person can receive feedback, encouragement, and ultimately be released to minister in other contexts.
To provide a place for both crisis and process healing: We believe that healing prayer is most effective in the context of loving, committed relationships. Community groups provide an intimate, accountable, and safe atmosphere in which each person can share his or her problems and hurts and receive ministry for the healing of the whole person.
To develop servant-leaders: In the context of Community Groups, leaders are raised up with caring, pastoral hearts who desire to love and serve the Lord and others.
To nurture outreach: As Christians, everything we do needs to be kept in the perspective of our privilege and responsibility to extend the Kingdom of God around us. We try to encourage each group member to maintain redemptive relationships with those who do not know Jesus.
To multiply: The goal of each Community Group is to start other groups on a regular basis. More groups mean that more people can be effectively cared for.
Pastor Georgette Rodiguez
Phone: (407) 851-6464
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