Commonly asked questions and answers:
Life Groups consist of 6-12 people who meet weekly to answer one simple question, "How is your life with God?" This is a transformational group focused on personal, relational and spiritual growth.
By focusing on this one question each week, Life Group members learn to be aware of God's presence on a daily basis. It's an opportunity to openly and honestly engage with people of different ages and backgrounds about your faith without the pressure of curriculum or homework.
Life Groups do not follow a curriculum and they are not "forever groups." Life Groups meet for a maximum of 12 months. After 12 months, members are encouraged to transition to a new Life Group. Groups are not formed based on age, gender, experiences or interests. Simply find a date and time that works for you, and that is your Life Group. Our hope is that this format brings together new people to build new relationships.
We ask that you commit a minimum of 8 weeks. If after 8 weeks you feel like the Life Group isn't right for you, that's okay. Feel free to try again at the next launch.
The purpose of Life Groups is to build relationships with others and experience transformational growth in your faith. We want to create an environment where you are continuously meeting new people that challenge you in different ways. Of course we encourage you to stay in relationship with your Life Group after you are done meeting, but we also want you to multiply your relationships.
Nope. The only question you answer in Life Group is "How is your life with God?" There are no scripture readings, book studies or devotions of any kind.
Life Groups meet weekly in a variety of settings. Some meet in the church to take advantage of childcare, some meet in leader homes and some may meet in coffee shops or restaurants. We also have groups popping up in Dallas, Denton, and other areas. Simply pick the time, day and location that works best for your schedule and needs.
Sign up online at www.tmumc.org/life starting the day of the launch. Available groups will be listed, and you can sign up for 4 weeks after the launch date. You can also visit the Connection Center on the day of the launch. Information will be available on the groups that are launching, and you can sign up for one on the spot.
No. Life Groups are for all people and all backgrounds. Feel free to invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to the Launch Party.
If your Life Group is meeting on church property, childcare will be provided. Please consider this need as you choose your Life Group. Childcare will not be provided to groups who meet off campus.
Each Life Group will have one facilitator responsible for meeting time and location, attendance and communication.
The people who will be in your Life Group are the people who select the same meeting day, time and location as you. Our hope is that you will build relationships with people who you may not have met in other circumstances.
You can invite friends into your Life Group for the first 3 weeks of meeting together. After the first 3 weeks, the Life Group will close so that all members of the group can feel comfortable sharing without new people coming in and out throughout the year.
If you decide that Life Groups aren't for you, the time or day is no longer working or other issues with your group arise, that’s okay. Simply let your Life Group leader or Director of Discipleship Denise Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) know that it's not working out for you. We'd be happy to help you find a different Life Group or maybe a different small group format that works for you.