Our building is not the church, we the people are the church. We are blessed with the technology to be able to provide an amazing worship experience even if we are unable to meet physically, and that includes providing online Life Groups.
Leading a small group is about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple, we’ll help you get started! We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving people one step toward Christ. You get to play an important role in that process. Fill out the form below to learn more about leading a LifeGroup.
Life Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Who can join a group?
Anyone. You do not have to be a member of Word of Life to join a group.
What happens at a small group meeting?
You’ve probably seen small groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a small group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in small groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
When do they meet?
Every group meets at a different time. We offer the following types of groups: long-term (one year) and semester based group. We currently have 3 semesters Spring, Summer and Fall semester. Small groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every single meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
Where do small groups meet?
Small groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Small groups happen throughout the Tri-County area (Rankin, Hinds, and Madison).
How do I join?
Simply find a group you like & click on join!
Do I have to purchase anything to join a group?
It depends on the group. Some groups have required books or workbooks and others may have a kit such as Financial Peace University.
Can I attend more than one group?
If your schedule allows.
What if I don’t like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
How long does a typical small group stay together?
Most small groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.