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About Life Groups   
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Life groups are where a large church becomes small.  They're also where lasting friendships and life change happens.   If you're not involved in a small group, you're missing out on one of the best avenues for spiritual growth and personal accountability.  We have LIFE groups which meet in Wentzville, O’Fallon, & Troy.   You can get signed up for a Life Group here.

Top 10 Life Group F.A.Q.'s

1. What is a Life Group? Most of our Life Groups are made up of 15 to 20 people who want to grow spiritually and connect with some friends who are going in the same direction. Sometimes the best description is simply a group of people who are like you and are looking for a way to become more like Christ. They're not stuffy. In fact, there's no better place to meet some people who really want to live life to the fullest.

2. Are all Life Groups the same? The short answer: NO! We have all kinds of groups, because we have all kinds of people. We have groups for married couples, empty nesters, young couples, men's groups, and women's groups. We have groups designed for people who are investigating Christianity and groups for people who want to really dig into a book of the Bible. Some of our groups are focused on developing solid relationships with other believers. Other groups are centered on prayer or serving together.

3. Why should I join a Life Group? Here are four very important reasons. First, you'll begin to understand the Bible better in a Life Group (there's nothing like the chance to ask questions). Second, you'll begin to feel like you're part of God's family (and not just a face in the crowd). Third, prayer will become more meaningful for you (your friends will be praying for you and with you). Finally, you'll be able to handle stress and pressure better (when your friends are there for you life is a very different experience).

4. Do I have to be a member of W.C.C. to join a Life Group? No.

5. How often does a Life Group meet? Most of our groups meet 4 times a month and they meet on a predictable day and time (i.e., Sunday from 5-7 p.m.).

6. How long does a typical Life Group stay together? Our groups are ongoing. That is, they don't do a particular study and then disband. Some of our groups have been meeting for several years.

7. What happens at a Life Group meeting? Every group is different but there are some common denominators. Most groups have a time for just hanging out, talking about the week and what's going on in life. The central component is a study of something very relevant to the members of the group. It may be the study of the Book of Romans or the Gospel of John. Or it might be a study like dealing with stress or building better relationships from a biblical perspective. Our groups are designed to encourage discussion and engage each person in the process. And then our groups have an opportunity to pray for each other.

8. Where do Life Groups meet? Most of our groups meet in homes. 

9. Do any Life Groups meet at the church? Yes, we have two groups that meet at the church. One meets on Sunday night and one meets on Wednesday night.

10. Is there childcare available? Every group deals with this issue in its own way.  Some of the groups take turns watching the children. Other groups require each participant to make their own arrangements.

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11. What if I don't like the first group I try? We want to encourage you to give the group you try a couple visits. Anytime you're trying something new, it may need to grow on you. In addition, it may take a couple of times to begin to feel like you're in the right place. But at the same time, we want you to find a group that fits you! So don't be afraid to get a second opinion if you don't really feel good about the group you try.

12. How do I get into a group? Three options. (1) Mark the LIfe Groups option on the Connect Card you fill out on Sunday morning. We'll contact you with a good match. (2) Sign up on the card in the Connect booklet. (3) Call David Mehrle at 636-327-6622 or (4) below.

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