Realistically, church staff or elders are not able to personally minister to everyone who attends our church. That’s why we place such a high priority on our Growth Groups. We also believe that sustained, spiritual growth and life change happens best in the context of a small group community. Plus, in a Growth Group, people have the opportunity to study God’s Word together, share life stories, take part in local service projects and care for one another in relevant ways.
Most of our groups study a sermon-based curriculum, meaning the study questions focus on the sermon from the previous Sunday. Our groups are generally comprised of 10-16 people and require a commitment to the sermon series. Our groups meet from the middle of September through May (i.e. a fall, winter and spring session). Our groups take a break after Thanksgiving through December and during the summer months.
Whether you are an LJPC member, a regular attender, or looking for a place to make new friends and study the Word, we invite you to join a LJPC Growth Group. To find a group, contact Brooke Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Lenten Sermon Series called “At the Foot of the Cross”. It’s a look at those people who interacted with Jesus in his final hours.
|Series Overview||Growth Group Handout|
|March 5||John 18:28-40||What Is Truth||Growth Group Handout|
|March 12||Luke 23:26-31
||What It Looks Like To Carry The Cross Of Jesus||Growth Group Handout|
|March 19||Luke 23:32-38||What It Means For Jesus To Be King||Growth Group Handout|
|March 26||John 19:23-27 & Luke 2:33-35||Dealing With Grief And Loss||Growth Group Handout|
|April 2||Luke 23:39-43||Jesus Promises To Remember||Growth Group Handout|
|April 9||Mark 15:33-39||Profession Of Faith||Growth Group Handout|
|April 16||Luke 23:55-24:12||Keeping The Faith||Growth Group Handout|