Building community through small groups
It’s easy in a large church to feel disengaged and disconnected, but not at the River of Life. We encourage you to connect on a more intimate level via our life groups. Life Groups are small, informal gatherings of believers, discussing day-to-day interactions and their faith. We meet all over the greater central Florida area, and we are positive that you’ll find a life group that meets your individual interests and needs. Life Groups are composed of a variety of people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Their common denominator is to learn, grow and develop a closer relationship to God. Perhaps you’d like to connect with one of our five categories of Life Groups listed below:
Faith groups are Bible study groups that meet to discuss issues relevant to the word of God or topics recently taught at the River of Life. In these groups you’ll find an intimate setting where you can openly ask questions about difficult spiritual issues. You’ll experience relevant interactions that impact your life in a real and practical way. Faith groups will help you grow in your relationship with God and others.
RECOMMENDED READING: The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer
Families are God’s basic design for human interaction and relationships. Families are where we find strength, protection, identity and belonging. Whether it’s marriage, parenting or living single, family groups are here to enrich your life and develop stronger family interaction skills.
Everything that God has made requires maintenance, even our bodies. Our fitness groups are there to help you grow physically, mentally and spiritually. They feature a diversity of recreational activities such as walking, basketball, bowling, etc. Fitness groups are here to help you get stronger, not only physically, but spiritually as well.
RECOMMENDED READING: Eat Right For Your Blood Type – Peter J D’Adamo
During our life journey, God has given us the honor of serving as managers/stewards over his inheritance. A large part of that stewardship is learning to manage all the assets that God has blessed our lives with. This group will explore biblical principles of financial management and allow you to interact with entrepreneurs and business owners from the community. Occasionally these groups feature specialized studies such as Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Crown Ministries. Join them as they learn to honor God and prosper through biblical giving.
RECOMMENDED READING: Crown Biblical Financial Study (Life Group Manual)
Every now and again in life we find ourselves in a rut: a place we just can’t seem to break free from. Freedom groups are designed to help you find the strength to overcome grief, addictions and sexual bondages that keep you from enjoying a Christ-centered life. These groups are very private groups and allow an intimate setting for open and honest interactions. If you are wresting with a life situation that you just can’t seem to break free from, freedom groups are here for you.
RECOMMENDED READING: Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World – Craig Groeshel