Written by Janna Flower
Can you remember a time that you experienced something and wished a significant person was there to share it with you? Maybe you were watching a funny movie and it reminded you of your best friend. Or you were at a restaurant enjoying a meal you knew your spouse would also love. Those moments remind us that we are built for relationship.
At City Life our tagline for Life Groups is, “Life is better together.” There are two main reasons we have Life Groups. First, we believe that life is more fun when you share and experience it with others. The apostle Paul wrote to the Roman church “Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn,” Romans 12:15. I believe this verse reflects the heart of God and His desire for us as we relate with one another. God is relational and desires for His children to be connected and cared for in relationships with others.
The second is that we believe spiritual growth happens in the context of relationship. Research shows that infants need physical touch to survive. The personal contact and interaction helps to stimulate growth and development. The same is true for spiritual growth. King Solomon writes in Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” The point is that relationships bring out the best and worst in each of us and allow us to see our strengths and work on our weaknesses.
Life Groups provide the context for relationships to be formed and develop. They provide a place to have fun with others and to grow in your faith. Our desire is to see everyone at City Life, join a Life Group and form meaningful friendships.
If you’re new to City Life and looking to get connected, or you’ve been around awhile and you’re ready to renew some relationships, our summer semester of Life Groups kicks off this weekend! You can check out all of our summer groups, and sign up right here. Let’s do life together!