-The Pastoral Vision for Life Groups-
-Campus Missions International and River of Life Christian Church-
Overall oversight by Leadership: Pastors Tom & Jan May, and Elders Mark and Lashawn Wainwright; and Scott Rutzky.
Objective: -Spiritual Growth and Maturity of the Saints in Love: Ephesians 4:11-16; -Discipleship: II Timothy 2:2 -Unity of Faith and Body: Psalm 133:1-3
Goal: Develop relationships by knowing the Lord through His Word as outlined in II Timothy 3:16-17; by an active prayer life; by genuine and meaningful fellowship; followed by a witness of outgrowth as a result of being and becoming the body of Christ (John 13:35). Therefore, our core values are honest and transparent Christ-centered relationships with each other being; Willing, Humble, Available and Teachable in koinonia, (Greek word for fellowship; first reference in the New Testament-Acts 2:4). Please visit, Grace to You Ministries for additional biblical teaching.
-Practical Application: Weekly Life Group Schedule-
(Note: Each life group is different and this is only to be used as a model)
Week 1: A bible study focused on training in the word; i.e. Bible Studies for a Firm Foundation.
Week 2: An emphasis on identifying with the voice of God and developing an ear to heat Him; i.e. Experiencing God, S.A.L.T. (aka. Victorious Christian Living).
Week 3: An emphasis lifting our vision for developing a greater devotional life; ie. reading and studying the life of Christians who inspire others with their testimonies as well as writings; ie. Smith Wigglesworth, Charles Finney, Charles Spurgeon, Amy Semple McPherson etc.
Week 4:-What the Lord is saying to our body through the word preached, spoken prophetically or during worship time at ROLCC/CMI services?
-What’s the Lord saying to the body of Christ at large?
-What is the Lord speaking to you?- "How to Hear God's Voice" by Mark Virkler
Week 5: A time of deepening friendship in the life group with recreational activities.