Life Groups

Life Groups

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At All Saints, we encourage our members to be part of a Life Group. Our Life Groups are small communities – of about 6 people – with a facilitator. They are a place of community, a space to share, to support, to learn from each other. They are a place of discipleship where we focus on a topic for each season – which roughly follows the calendar year (autumn, spring til Easter; post Easter til summer). We want to live increasingly Jesus shaped lives. And Life Groups are place where we pray with and for each other. We will always include time at the end where we can pray.

Autumn 2022Life Groups – Galatians

After the summer, Life Groups will start again. We will focus on the letter of Paul to the Galatians. A letter on the Gospel and how this gospel changes the whole of our lives. Galatians is a letter about justification through faith, and on freedom in Christ.

Tim Keller says of Galatians: ‘’In Galatia, the church faced a choice between two ‘gospels’ – two ways of living, of thinking, of viewing how to be right with God. On the one side, were the teachers who told these young Christians that their performance mattered… On the other side was Paul, the church planting missionary [who] told them that the only thing that mattered was Christ’s – His Life, Death and Resurrection. Faith in Him, Paul argued, was all that anyone needed to be truly acceptable to God.’’ We will explore this dynamite of a letter.

The groups will use materials by Tim Keller on Galatians.  The sessions will run from September to the start of Lent (end of February).  We will hold a launch evening in mid September for our Life Group new series.

We will use these resources: Galatians: Gospel Matters – 7 Studies for Individuals or groups (ISBN: 978-1908762566). These resources are available in Dutch as: Galaten gespreksgids.

Keller’s Book will be a helpful resource alongside this Study Series:  Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading (ISBN: 978-1908762344). It is available in Dutch: Galaten: Om te lezen, te leren, te leiden.

Above image from University Baptist Church.

It’s a good time to start to attend a Life Group if you were not a part of a group already.

We plan to form new groups in September, so that anyone should be able to fit in a group matching your preferences.

We encourage all members to be part of a Life Group. Life Groups currently meet mostly in the evenings at someone’s home. One Life Group meets online on an evening, and there are two ‘morning groups’.

If you were attending a group already, you will be contacted by your group facilitator when the group starts after summer.

If you want to change your preferences (from online to live, or to another day/time), please let your facilitator know or contact me.

Please feel free to contact me your questions and remarks.  

Ninke van der Werk at info@allsaintsamersfoort.nl

Please sign up before August 19.

Life Groups currently meet mostly, in person, in the evenings, but one meets during the day, and another meets online.

Ninke van der Werk is our Life Group coordinator. Please contact her to know more or to join a Life Group.

What have we covered recently?

Over Lent and after Easter, we focused upon ‘Unanswered Prayer’ using resources from the 24-7 Prayer movement.

https://unanswered.prayercourse.org/

At the start of this year (2022), we considered what is mission in a holistic sense. In particular we considered what is our responsibility to God’s Creation. A series of sessions from New Wine Netherlands called ‘Heel Het Leven’.

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We encourage you to join a Life Group if you can!