“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together… they broke bread in their homes and ate together.. and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42, 44, 46-47
In the New Testament the phrase "one another" is used over 50 times to describe that “devotion” to other believers. We are instructed to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another, bear one another’s burdens, and build up one another. At GPCC we think the best way you can obey these commands is in a Life Group! We really do need each other. God never meant for you to go it alone in the Christian life.
You will understand the Bible better in a Life Group. If you’ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop that person and say, “But what about…?" or “I don’t understand!” then a Life Group is for you! Preaching and teaching is one-way communication. You listen while the speaker speaks. One-way communication is fine for imparting knowledge but is not as effective as a Life Group for personal application. In a Life Group setting, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text, and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situations and that happens best in a Life Group.
There are a number of other reasons why joining a Life Group is going to bless and mature you and your family.