Your Guide to LIFEGroups
LIFEGroup: A group of individuals who
share their lives through formative, caring,
and missional relationships to the glory of
LIFEGroups help people:
• Connect at Calvary
• Grow to be like Jesus
• Get through the tough times of life
• Impact the world
in Every Group
Our desire is to provide a
minimum amount of structure
for our groups in order to
facilitate a maximum amount of
growth. Calvary’s minimal
structure consists of these three
relationships as the foundation
for every LIFEGroup.
Every member of the Group is being
formed into the image of Christ
The members of the Group utilize their
resources to meet the needs of one another
The community finds it’s purpose as it
adopts the mission of Christ in the world
Types of groups
Most groups at Calvary are simply considered commu-
nity groups. They are essentially a group of people
coming together to form a small community. These
groups are sometimes based on affinity or geography,
but neither is necessarily important to the make-up of
Community groups are a great place to develop new
relationships, deepen your faith, explore your gifted-
ness, and impact your world.
Life Stage Groups
Some groups at Calvary are formed around a shared stage
of life. While these groups don’t provide the same com-
munity experience, they are often helpful for people seek-
ing others who are like them. Some of our synergy groups
• Women’s Groups
• Single Adult Groups
• College Age Groups
• Divorce Care
• Grief Share
• Pastor’s Prayer Partners
• And more...
Large Sunday Groups
Some LIFEGroups band together on Sundays for a cen-
tralized teaching time. These groups may or may not meet
outside of Sunday morning. For more information on our
large Sunday groups, visit Calvary’s Welcome Center.
Calvary offers three different
ways for you to find a LIFEGroup.
1. Attend Link-Up on Sunday mornings
2. Find a LIFEGroup for you
3. Launch a New Group
Link-Up is a four week introduction to life at
Calvary. The class runs most months, and each
week is a stand-alone experience so you can join
in whenever you want. The class is designed to
introduce you to Calvary and help you develop
new relationships with others at Calvary. Upon
completion of the four weeks, transitioning into
a LIFEGroup is a simple process.
Find a LIFEGroup
• The easiest way to find a group is to join a
friend’s group. If you have a friend who par-
ticipates with a LIFEGroup, ask if their
group is open for new members. Most of the
time, they will welcome you.
• A simple way to find a group based on meet-
ing time or stage of life, is to use our Small
Group Directory. The directory lists all our
official groups according to meeting times as
well as stage of life. Group Driver contact
information is also available in the directory.
• If you need more help finding a group, you
can complete a “Get Connected” form and
turn it in to Pastor David or the information
center. Someone will contact you within a
week to help you find a group.
Launch a New
Four people committed to sharing
their lives in formative, caring, and
missional relationships can launch a
new LIFEGroup. Our simple train-
ing process will prepare you for a
healthy LIFEGroup experience.
To launch a group:
• Find a group of four who are committed to sharing life.
• Talk to Pastor David about joining the next session of
“Why Small Groups?”
• Together with one other person on your launch team,
complete the “Why Small Groups?” starter group
(this is an eight week group)
For more information, contact Pastor David.
What’s My Next Step?
FIND a LIFEGroup
LAUNCH a New LIFEGroup