Every person that is a part of FBCjax is in the process of being loved into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We call that discipleship. When discipleship happens in relationships, we call that LifeGroup.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:24‐25
DATES TO REMEMBER //
September 10 - December 3
HELPFUL LINKS //
LifeGroup Leader Field Guide
Why are LifeGroups important?
We believe that every follower of Christ should be growing in their relationship with Jesus. We call that discipleship. We also believe that discipleship happens best when we are in relationships with other people so we can help each other along. LifeGroups are the place to build strong relationships and grow more like Jesus.
What is a LifeGroup?
A LifeGroup is 6-16 people that meet during a Session for 1½ -2 hours a week while working through a set Biblical curriculum.
What is a LifeGroup session?
A session is a set amount of time that our LifeGroups meet. We believe that we all need a healthy Sabbath so we plan it in our LifeGroup system. We meet during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Session and then break for the Summer. The length of a particular session will be dependent on the schedule.
Fall Session //
Sign-ups Start: August 27
Leader/Host Training: September 9
LifeGroup Session: September 10 - December 3
Where do LifeGroups meet?
Most of our LifeGroups meet off campus throughout our city and the surrounding areas. (Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, & Topsail Island) When searching for a LifeGroup to attend you will be able to search by zip code. Sometimes the best group for you may not be the closest group to you. It’s a better idea to search by Category, which lists the different types of groups we have available.
What type of groups does FBCjax have?
We have LifeGroups for men, women, singles, newlyweds, married, co-ed (married & singles), senior adults, and support groups. We also have LifeGroups for our middle and high school students which are grade and gender specific. (For more information on these groups go to www.e3students.org) E3/Youth LifeGroups
How do I join a LifeGroup?
You can find a group by clicking on the site below. It will allow you to search by category/group type, day, time, location, and childcare availability. When you find a group you are interested in you can send the leader a message to ask questions, get additional information, and join the group. We would love to get you connected into a LifeGroup! Find A LifeGroup
What if I am interested in becoming a leader or a host?
We have a process for identifying and training people who would like to get involved in LifeGroup leadership. If you are interested in finding out more information please let us know or if you already know you want to be a Leader or Host then please fill out a short application using the following link. LifeGroup Leader/Host Application
What are Support Groups?
Support Groups are designed to help people dealing with a specific struggle. Our Support Groups are listed below and will start back Wednesday, August 31. Schedules vary per group.
Crossroads is a Scripture based support group ministry designed to strengthen your faith in Christ while identifying the root of your personal addiction(s). (August 31- November 2) // sign up //
DivorceCare is a biblical, Christ-centered support group ministry designed to help women recovering from the pain of separation or divorce. (August 31- December 14) // sign up //
GriefShare is a biblical, Christ-centered support group ministry designed to help those who have experienced the death of a loved one. (August 31- December 14) // sign up //
REBOOT Combat Recovery is a group that focuses on the spiritual aspects of Combat Stress and Recovery. We provide practical help for service members and their families dealing with the after effects of combat and PTSD. (August 31 – November 16) // sign up //
Surviving the Holidays is a Seminar presented by the GriefShare and DivorceCare Ministries of FBCJax. If you are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a lonely, stressful, depressing time. If you’ve had a loved one die, grief can make the holidays an especially painful time. Join us on Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm for separate groups providing hope and encouragement to those in either of these life circumstances. Survive the holidays; discover new ways and reasons to enjoy them again. (You do not have to be involved in our weekly sessions of DivorceCare or GriefShare to attend.)
If you have any questions please contact us at the following emails:
Groups and Community Care Pastor
LifeGroups Ministry Coordinator
LifeGroups Ministry Coordinator