The importance of surrounding yourself with other believers who all have the same goal. Helping to hold you accountable in your walk with Jesus is Lifegroup Accountability.
The heartbeat of my Church is centered on being in a Lifegroup. Lifegroup: Accountability in Christ is meant to encourage and strengthen one another.
It is the main source of discipleship and care, of each person that attends.
Lifegroups are the best place, to connect and fellowship, with other believers.
V-46. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.
V-47. Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
At Harvest, Lifegroups are designed for you to develop deeper relationships with others, who can encourage and challenge you, to consistently apply the truths of God’s Word, to each area of your life.
Purpose and Goal of Lifegroup: Accountability in Christ
Each Lifegroup meets three to four times each month and is led by a trained Lifegroup Leader.
Group meetings are normally two hours and include time for Bible discussion: walking back through the sermon, accountability, and prayer.
They also include informal times to build relationships with others in the group.
God wants every follower of Jesus, to be continually growing, as we worship Christ, walk with Christ, work for Christ, and witness for Christ.
Each Harvest Lifegroup is committed to both the Mutual Ministry and Multiplication.
Mutual Ministry means that each member of the group is looking for ways to minister to the other members of the group.
All groups should also be prayerfully considering a way to extend the ministry of their Lifegroup, through Multiplication.
Multiplication means eventually forming two or more groups so that others who are not yet in Lifegroups can continue to find places to connect with a Lifegroup.
The reason behind Lifegroup is Growth: Lifegroup Accountability in Christ
If you have this misconceived idea that you won’t “fit in” do NOT believe that lie.
Lifegroups come in all shapes and sizes:
- Married couples
- Kids or no kids
- Under 20
- Over 40
No one is excluded!
No matter where you are in life find a group that is suitable for you.
My husband and I have been in 3 different Lifegroups which is both a good thing and a sad thing.
You grow so close to your fellow members and its extremely difficult to multiply into another.
But believe it or not, that’s a good thing
It means it’s growing and other people who need a group can slide right on in.
If you have read my post called God at Work you already know the story about my husband and I host a Lifegroup at our home.
Our last leader asked us if we’d be willing to host a group but at the time we had a 900 ft home that was too small and not accessible to those who had difficulty walking a steep incline.
To give you an idea my husband’s golf partner refused to park his vehicle in our driveway.
He’d leave it parked a couple of miles away at a strip mall and my husband would pick him up.
I ain’t lying about that Y’all
A grown man scared of our driveway. Lol.
Back to the story.
My husband had been looking to buy a new truck.
As he was looking through a site he heard that nudge from the Holy Spirit, speak to him plain as day.
You don’t need a new truck…I need a house!
He was looking around questioning who’s talking to me. Lol.
His face was priceless!
Needless to Say, everything fell into place rather quickly in the process of purchasing the home we are currently in now.
It’s not big and extravagant by any means but it works perfectly to host a Lifegroup
This Photo shows how women gather together and Pray for one another, during accountability time.
It’s a beautiful thing to know, when you’re you’re struggling, you can ALWAYS count on your circle.
We often send a group text throughout the week if a particular issue we’re facing needs extra Prayer.
I will be the first to admit that when the men and women break up for the accountability time it was hard for me at first.
I mean telling someone you don’t know well about your personal struggles can be extremely difficult to do.
Especially for one as timid quiet and shy as I am.
Believe it or not, am I
Not joking one bit on that one Y’all.
I have given you much to consider
Ask where you attend Church if they have Lifegroups or Small Groups?
If they don’t I highly suggest that you go to your Pastor and ask him to consider starting one.
I can NOT stress enough how much closer I have personally grown in my walk with God.
The relationships that you build with other members of the group will be a loving, lasting, fulfilled one.
It will be the best decision you’ll ever make apart from excepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
My name is Angie and I’m all “about” sharing the unconditional Love, Hope, Restoration, and Salvation, that is found in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I write about where my life was before accepting Christ Jesus as my Savior and my journey now as I walk with Him daily. Thank You so much for taking time out of your day to spend a few moments in mine. If you found this post encouraging can I ask you to Please share it with someone else who may need to read it as well? You can share via the buttons below.