The Bible gives two specific reasons for committing to be part of a close-knit family of believers—that we would be encouraged, and that we would encourage others (Hebrews 10:24–25). God designed the church to be the place where we receive and give accountability to persevere in our faith amid a darkening culture; with this powerful goal in mind, the Bible calls believers to love, encourage, and stimulate one another to good works until Christ returns. This mandate is what drives Life Groups at Cross Pointe Community Church.
Each Life Group has its own leadership team composed of Elders, teachers or group leaders committed to teaching and investing in the lives of their group. Every Sunday morning, several groups meet at the church, prior to the main church service for a time of teaching, worship, and fellowship. Throughout the week other groups break into smaller Bible studies where people come together in a home setting for an even more focused time around God’s Word. The relationships that form at this level grow from close, consistent communion with other believers, and come with opportunities to show the kind of self-denying love and service the church was designed to display.
We’re blessed to be part of a church that is committed to meeting God’s standard for Christian community, and we’re encouraged that God continues to bless our ministry as we seek to glorify Him.