Life Groups

HBC is all about the Holy Spirit, Bible Study, and Christian friendships. We believe that people grow spiritually when they have a commitment to God, the Bible, and significant Christian relationships.  We believe that we can grow best spiritually when we pray, study the Bible, and fellowship together on a regular basis.

THE PURPOSE OF LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups exist to promote spiritual maturity and personal growth through meaningful Christian relationships and study of God’s Word (Romans 8:29 & Hebrews 10:24-25). Here’s how it will happen.  A trained leader and host lead each group.  Light refreshments will be provided.  

1. SHARE: 
Each week we’ll take time to share what is happening in our lives.

2. STUDY: 
Each week we’ll study a section from God’s Word that relates to the previous weekend’s sermon or an appropriate personal growth topic. Our goal is to learn how to live out our Christianity in everyday life. You will receive your "Life Group Questions" each Sunday at church.  If you did not attend the worship service last Sunday, just go to "Message Archives," download the "Life Group Questions" and listen to Sunday's sermon.  Please write your answers prior to the group meeting.

3. SUPPORT
: Life Groups take care of one another as Christ commanded (John 15:9-13). This care can take many forms, such as prayer, encouragement, listening, challenging one another and meeting real needs.

4. SERVE
: Life Groups participate in the mission work of HBChurch in a variety of ways.  You will learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the community and world in which we live (Ephesians 4:11-16). Throughout the session it is our hope that you can discover the ways God has gifted you to serve and make a difference in God’s Kingdom.

When do life groups meet?

These small groups require a 9 or 10 week commitment depending on the session, and are comprised of 10-20 people.  The meeting times vary depending on the group.  The groups usually meet for 1.5 - 2 hours.  

There are three Life Group Sessions per year - winter, spring, and fall - taking a break during Easter, summer months, and Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. 

What will we study?

Most of the groups are based on the previous weekend's message. Each week there will be Life Group Questions provided to study before the meeting . It will usually take 20 minutes per week to complete the questions. There are also specialized groups that focus on specific spiritual growth topics (e.g. marriage, parenting, finances, grief, etc.).

 

 

How do I choose a group?

When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on which group is filled with your friends or other people who may share a common stage in life, rather than choosing a group based on location. We've found that groups do best when members share common interests with their leaders, hosts, and other group members. In the end, you'll find it's worth the drive! Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don't worry, you'll find it!

Take a look at the sidebar for a list of groups.