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Q: Do I have to do the LIFE Group wordsheets?
A: For every teaching series there are two great options for following up. The first is to make use of the wordsheets. These are tailored by the speaker. The second is to use one of the recommended book(s) for each series.
Q: How can I engage my LIFE group in worship when I have no-one who is musical?
A: This can understandably be a bit of a challenge. If this is the case then they key is to get creative. Use CD's. Ask people to meditate while listening to a song. Encourage people to engage in something creative while listening. Take a look further up on this page for more ideas and wisdom.
Q: I don't feel like my group is learning and growing to be more like Jesus, what should I do about it?
A: A great first step would be to engage your overseers. They will help you think through creative ways to ensure that your group is flourishing in this way. They may even be able to attend your group for a season to help you adjust the culture and expectations of your group.
Q: What do I do if I'm struggling to get my group to attend regularly?
A: The best thing to do is to chat to them face to face. Find out where they're at and how they're doing. They may have good reasons which help you understand why they're not attending regularly. Once you've listened ask them what it is about the group that makes it difficult for them to connect. Chat to them about how the group could change to help them.
Q: How can I encourage people in my LIFE group to do the Connect Course?
A: Exploring and becoming a member is a vital part of fully integrating into the church family at King's. Connect is a very low commitment opportunity for people to find out more about King's. They are not signing up to membership by doing the course. The dates are advertised well in advance so communicate these to your group as early as possible so that people can get the date in their diaries. Find the next date HERE. you could also offer to go along with them if they feel a bit nervous about going on their own.
Q: How can I help my group grow closer in friendships
A: A brilliant way to do this is to keep your gatherings varied and mix things up a bit. Do things together that your group likes doing. Maybe go for a walk together, to the cinema or out for a drink. Schedule things into your plan and give people the dates. As your group matures and gets used to it you may find that these things just happen naturally but planning them in to get things kickstarted is a great place to start.
Q: What are the best ways to help my group to love one another
A: Firstly, model it! Be proactive in loving your group, making sure they feel loved and cared for. Secondly, draw others in. If someone in your group is unwell then ask others in the group to go and visit them. Could one of your group benefit from some encouragement? Then ask someone in your group to coordinate putting together a hamper or a series of encouragements from the members in your group.
Q: How can I reach out to the fringe?
A: Find out where your friends are at, what they like doing and how they spend their time. Shape your group so that it includes those things. Encourage your group to get involved in the things that their friends are doing too and take people from group along with you. Creating these connections will help friendships develop organically.
Everyone a witness
Q: How can I cultivate an expectation in my group that they will be used as a witness
A: by far the best way to raise expectation and faith is to regularly share stories. Leave time whenever you meet to allow people to talk about the ways that they have witnessed this week. To start with these may seem small and inconsequential. It is important to help people have the confidence to share even the small things. Over time these stories will become more regular. Also make sure you share your failures and laugh about it.
Q: My group is not witnessing, how can I make this a reality in my group?
A: If there is no witnessing happening then there is a strong chance that your group doesn't have many, or any, friends who don't know Jesus. The first step for your group will probably be to encourage your members to make friends with people outside the group. They could join groups or sports clubs and make friends around a shared interest. Encourage members of your group to do this together and to make friends at the same time.