Life groups are the best way to connect, make friends and really feel at home within New Life Church.
Life groups are small groups meeting in homes and other venues all around Derby and the surrounding areas.
Chat, coffee, Bible study, worship, fun and food!
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We have divided Life groups into four categories to help identify what kind of group it is, and what happens in it.
Growth groups are a unique mix of people who build on friendship and grow spiritually. They provide the perfect smaller setting to meet with friends and feel a part of the family at New Life. During an evening we often have meals, worship, studying the Word together and praying for each other. There may also be a time of sharing testimonies or prayer needs. Some may even choose to have fellowship by eating out. Through these groups, we find a place where we can belong, receive pastoral care, grow in our faith and have fun.
Interest groups are focussed on a particular area where the members have a common interest. For example, Destiny FC is where everyone in that group focuses the football team they play for. Every interest group is different and the function is based on their common interest.
Course groups are when a group of people are doing a particular course for a term. For example Alpha or Grace Course. Group members will stick together for this term only. They can be part of an existing growth groups and complete the course.
Service groups are those who takes part in ministry together in church, during the week. A service group may take place every week, or every other week. Their objective is to function or help that particular ministry to run. For example serving on the Homeless feeding ministry or worship team.
“I have been attending my Life Group for the last 10 years and now we are practically Family.
I have felt loved and I have loved..The strength I have gained from the group through various ways like reading God’s word, Bible Study books and prayers can not be explained in words. We pray together… cry together ..carry one another’s burdens..we have seen success and other times failures but we remain resolute in seeking Gods face together as ONE..Oh how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell TOGETHER in unity.” Elita Phiri
“Cheryl and I have been running our growth group for about 12 years during which time we have seen a number of physical healings, emotional healings, received several answers to pray relating to job security and new employment openings.
The most recent emotional healing came as the series on ‘The Beatitudes’ by Steve Uppal came to a conclusion. Following nine weekly sessions, the final week took the form of an open discussion. During this time and although one member had given his life years earlier, he moved to a new dimension where the heavy chains of the past, fell; he is living in God’s ultimate peace where his life has been restored, renewed and re-invigorated. As a group, we were all blessed and encouraged as we sensed and celebrated the freedom to which he has been elevated.” Geoff & Cheryl Shirt