Feel disconnected? Want to build real friendships? Want to learn more about your faith? Want to live life as God intended it? Then Life Groups are perfect for you.
What are “Life Groups”?
Life Groups are communities of 6 to 12 people that get together at least once every two weeks to do three things:
1. Go UP to God through Bible study and prayer,
2. Go IN to community by building strong, true, authentic Christ-based relationships amongst Life Group members, and
3. Go OUT to the world by encouraging and equipping each other to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ where we live, work, play and learn.
How are Life Groups organized?
Most of our Life Groups made up of people in the same station in life (such as similar ages and family status), and most groups have both men and women in them. We also have groups that are just men and just women. These groups tend to be more diverse in age and station in life.
How do I get into a Life Group?
If you are 18 or older, there are two ways of joining a Life Group.
The first way is to take the Alpha Course at St. Michael’s. Most Life Groups are born out of the Alpha Course, so the best place to start is by taking Alpha.
While you can join a Life Group without taking Alpha first, we strongly encourage that you do take Alpha.
We do have some Life Groups that are open to anyone at anytime.
Join an open Life Group
Contact Paige Grimball
Sunday: 4:00 pm Salt and Light Ministry (ages 20's - 30's)
Join Mitch Watford in The Connection (next to the reception area) for a study of King David and the books of 1 & 2 Samuel. For more information, please contact Mitch at 843-209-0178.
Monday: 12:30 pm Men's Lunchtime Bible Study
Joe Nicholson is facilitating a study of Philippians by N. T. Wright in the home of Richard and Pam Scurry, 72 Anson Street. Bring your own lunch, if desired. Fro more information, please contact Joe at email@example.com.
Monday: 7:00 pm Women's Evening Group
Beginning September 13, Martha Dougherty will be facilitating a Bible Study Fellowship course on the Gospel of Matthew in Room 207, next to the Chapel on the 2nd floor of the Belser Building. Please use the QR code below to register for the class. For more information, contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday: 9:15 am Women's Bible Study
Resuming September 14, this group facilitated by Mary Ables and Jeanne Lyles is currently studying How People Grow by Cloud and Townsend. They meet in the Chapel, on the 2nd floor of the Belser Building. For more information, please contact Mary Ables at email@example.com.
Tuesday: 8:00 pm Mom's Group
A group of Moms meet on Tuesdays evenings (after bedtime!) for six-week studies. First up is a study with Lori Moore on Mama Bear Apologetics. Then in October, Ashley Frampton will facilitate a study of Visionary Parenting. For more information, please contact David Booman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday: 10:30 am Women's Bible Study
This women’s group facillitated by Normandie Updyke will resume in early October, in Room 203 on the 2nd floor of the Belser Building. The study topic for this fall is yet to be determined. For more information, please contact Normandie Updyke at 843-532-4125.
Wednesday: 4:40 pm Women's Group
Pam McKinney facilitates this study of the book Inklings by Linda Prince. The class meets at 4:40 pm in the Choir Room, 3rd floor Belser Building, from September 8 – November 17. For interested moms, the Music & Bible class meets at the same time, for children aged 3 – 10 years. Please contact Pam McKinney for more information and for a copy of the book: email@example.com or 843.697.4596.
Wednesday: 7:45 pm Dad's Group
David Booman meets with Dads in the evening for 8 week long studies. This fall, the men will dive into Learning Evangelism From Jesus by Jerrum Barrs. For more information, please contact David Booman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in Starting or Leading a Life Group?
Leading a Life Group is a great next step in your spiritual formation. Leading a Life Group is a big step for you personally, and it is also a key role in the life of St. Michael’s. Because it’s so important, we want to do everything possible to equip you to lead well. If you are interested in starting a new Life Group or assuming a leadership role in your current group, we’d love to begin that conversation with you.
Contact Paige Grimball