What are Gospel Life Groups?
The goal of Gospel Life Groups is to bring the gospel into everyday life as the family of God on the mission of God.
We want to be a people who demonstrate the gospel in every corner of our life, we aim to do this 1. by developing rich community together, and 2. by reaching out to serve neighbors who do not yet know Jesus.
1. Developing Community – In order to grow/establish a rich community together, each Gospel Life Group gathers together regularly in homes (or at our church Commons and Office) to build one another up through prayer, Scripture, and eating together. Each group is made up of between 12-20 people and has the feel of a large family or a mildly rowdy party. We take seriously our call to enjoy one another and grow in our love for each other and for God.
2. Reaching Out to Serve – Gospel Life Groups is one place we endeavor to put our faith into practice. We want King’s Cross to be a church in the world and for the world, rather than a church that’s against the world. So, at least once a month, each group meets outside our living rooms to serve, and “be the church” in our city. For now, we are seeking to love on neighbors at our local shelter, at an assisted-living home, and with youth in Defiance
Gospel Life Groups put the mission of the church (i.e., to make disciples of Jesus Christ) at the forefront of everything we do. And we believe Jesus gives that mission to every Christian. The job of leaders is not to do ministry for the church, but to equip the church for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). One of the goals of Gospel Life Groups is to equip every Christian to be a disciple-maker. In that sense, we are a “missional church.” The following video about the “missional church” explains our rationale behind Gospel Life Groups in a simple way.
Gospel Life Groups for 2018-2019
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Leaders: Peter Rupp & Mark Schreiber
Location: McClellan home
Day and Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays @ 6pm
Leader: Matt Parks & Tim Hogan
Location: Hogan home
Day and Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays @ 6:30pm
Leaders: Dean Andres & Brent Froelich
Location: Andres home
Day and Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 6pm
Leaders: Phil Nofziger & Jamie Grunden
Location: Nofziger home
Day and Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leaders: Jeremy Rupp & Matt Verhoff
Location: Rupp Home
Day and Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 7pm
Rupp/Schreiber GLG – RED
Parks/Hogan GLG – PURPLE
Andres/Froelich GLG – BLUE
Nofziger/Grunden GLG – ORANGE
Rupp/Verhoff GLG – GREEN