Doing Life Together!
UBC Fellowship LIGE GROUP is a gathering of smaller groups of believers and non-believers, oh yes! like Christ we dine welcome and eat with sinners, and we welcome, support each other, to worship God, study God’s word, and to do His works. UBC has various cell groups that meet on various days within the Dallas Metroplex. Contact a UBC-Cell family nearest you.
What is the purpose of Life Groups?
Life Groups have one, simple purpose: doing life together. Eccl 4:9-12, two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor, If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Who can join a group?
Anyone. You do not have to be a member of UBC Fellowship to join a group.
What happens at a Life groups meeting?
You’ve probably seen Life groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Life group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in bible studies, Social and Outreach events. We will have 3 weeks of Bible studies and 1 week of either an outreach or a social event.
When do they meet?
Every group meets on a weekly basis at different times on different days of the week. Life groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every single meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
Where do Life groups meet?
Life groups meet in places like homes (Hosts), parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The Overseer together with the ‘main Host’ of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Life groups meetings are meant to be done on a rotation basis. Different people can host the meetings at different times and places besides the listed” Main Host”.
How do I join?
Simply find a group you like & join!
Contact the Overseer /Main Host over your area
Contact the Church office for more information and assistance.
Do I have to purchase anything to join a group?
We have required books or workbooks at a very minimal cost. Books will be purchased from Life groups Host once a new member joins the group. We will be using the’ Life Guide Bible studies’ as directed.
Can I attend more than one group?
If your schedule allows.
What if I don’t like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find a group that is 100% the best fit with the first try. This is why we encourage patience, active participation, involvement, prayers and joining a group that is within your geographical area or zip code. Select your Location, contact the leaders and try out from there. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you contact the Overseer and the Host of a group, they will advise if childcare is available.
How long does a typical small group stay together?
Our Life groups will meet for one hour weekly. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for a long period of time but new members are always welcome. Also, we emphasize that once the capacity has reached a certain number we encourage that an existing member moves to becomes a new Host and form a new Life group thus promoting growth and more group centers
What are some of the social and Outreach events that can be done with a Life group?
- Serve food to the poor and homeless,• Camp together, Have a group picnic.
- Have a birthday party, •Play Soccer, •Visit a group member at the hospital
- Serve in children’s church together, Go to a concert, •Go Shopping, •Visit a museum, •Watch a special TV program, •Take a short term mission trip, •Go Bowling, •Have a cookout, •Serve a s greeters or parking lot attendants for Sunday service, •Help a member move out.
Will there be meals served at the meetings?
Snacks and drinks arrangements varies from group to group. When you contact the Overseer and the Host of a group, they will advise if there will be snacks or drinks served during the meetings. Hosts are discouraged from preparing heavy meals
What do we do if a new member joins a life Group during the week? Will there be any attendance registers
If a new member joins Life group at any time of the week please notify the Overseer and forward the contacts to him/her. This will be treated like a new member joining the church and the Guest ministry team will follow up from there.
Weekly Attendance will be kept and monitored. The Hosts are encouraged to contact members who miss up to 3 consecutive meetings in a row and rule out any cause of abseintism. This is called doing’ Life together’, we check on each other.
What happens if a Life Group member is in any kind of need?
- There are needs that the Host can handle alone.
- There are needs that will require the Hosts and the Overseer to handle
- There are needs that will require the Host, Overseer and the Church Administration to handle.
In case of a more serious need like Bereavement/Hospitalization etc: The host will contact the Overseer who will in return contact the Church office and planning will resume from there. In times of such serious situations/needs, the member Life group is expected to take leadership role and lead the entire church in planning and visitations.
Let’s Do Life Together!