We take lifegroups seriously at Mt. Moriah, which is why we have certain expectations in place to ensure that each and every person who participates in a lifegroup receives the full benefits that this ministry has to offer. Lifegroups are expected to:

Gather
It is imperative that lifegroups meet a minimum of twice per month — more is ok, but less really limits the continuity of the group. Regular attendance at meetings is also an expectation, and lifegroup leaders should hold inactive members accountable. Meetings are a great space for community. Information shared is kept in strict confidence among group members.

Invite
It can be much easier to invite someone to a lifegroup as a church entry point than to a worship service. Lifegroups should always be willing to welcome someone new into the fold and help them to become acclimated with the group and with the church. Our lifegroups are a great aid to our outreach, and as such, we expect that lifegroup members actively will be seeking to invite newcomers to their groups as a gateway to connection with our larger church community.

Study
Lifegroups will be provided with study materials that coincide with the current sermon series. They also will have access to Mt. Moriah’s library of resources. Lifegroups may choose to do their own studies based upon interest and desire. The important thing is the participants within a lifegroup learn from and with one another, together working to grow and deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ.

Pray
Sometime during a gathering, members of the lifegroup should have an opportunity to share an update on how things are going in their lives. At times, someone might be experiencing a spiritual or personal crisis. At other times, they might be celebrating an accomplishment or a major faith breakthrough. Either way, having a community of people willing to pray with and for you can make a significant difference in your life. After everyone has a turn, the group can take turns praying for one another, or appoint someone to pray.

Serve
Part of Mt. Moriah’s essential purpose is to send Christians into the world for risk-taking mission and service. Serving in a group often is easier than serving alone. Mt. Moriah has partnered with several wonderful organizations that serve our community, many of which rely on volunteer assistance to operate. Lifegroups should plan a service project at least once per quarter.