We think living in intentional community is a really big deal
Church is so much more than a once-a-week gathering on Sundays. It's also a familial community sharing life around a table. Life Groups are one of the primary ways that we grow in the faith & become formed in the way of Jesus, together, in Salem. Real transformative growth happens in those spaces where those on the journey of faith are able to be vulnerable, authentic, & open with each other. It happens when a group of ordinary people commit to taking on the life of Jesus—being with Jesus, becoming like Jesus, doing what Jesus did… not just as lone rangers but together. When this happens, we believe Holy Spirit works deep in us, from the inside out, and we grow in our Christlikeness—this is the essence of discipleship.
We have Life Groups of various flavors, all depending upon the focus & leader of the group. Most of our Life Groups run on a school-year season (September through May with a break in the summer). They vary in size & openness to newcomers throughout the year, again depending upon the focus of the group. We will have a new collection of Life Groups ready to kick-off in September 2019. We’ll see you then!
Sharing with & learning from each other in the stuff of life
Starting in September of 2019, we plan to offer some short-term (4-10 week) groups meant to explore specific topics & help you connect with others through going deeper in the stuff of life. We’re calling these groups “Life Classes”. We plan to have classes on: marriage/relationship skills, first steps in the faith journey, ALPHA (those interested in exploring questions about spirituality & faith), Holy Yoga, songwriting, & more. Stay tuned to find out more about Life Classes coming this fall!