Your Discipleship Journey Begins Here
“A committed follower of Christ seeking to be transformed more into his likeness, and living it out in the everyday stuff of life making more disciples along the way.”
“Leading people to increasingly submit ALL of life to the empowering presence and lordship of Jesus Christ.”
The Tangible Kingdom — A Balanced Three Path Focus:
God’s kingdom becomes a tangible presence — an incarnational kingdom — to everyone when there is a balance between growing in COMMUNION and intimacy with God, learning to be in close COMMUNITY with other disciples, and living it out in everyday MISSION in the world where God has placed us. All followers of Jesus are everyday missionaries.
Our Life Groups are a small group from 6-14 people to a larger group of 20-30 forming more of a MISSIONAL COMMUNITY than a small group. They meet regularly thought the year with some scheduled breaks. Life Groups and developing Missional Communities are key avenues of our discipleship journey and focus on the three paths of COMMUNION, COMMUNITY AND MISSION.
PATHWAYS TO LIFE WITH JESUS
We want you to get connected with your church family. We are better together.
God has uniquely created each one of us. By doing the journey of life together, we get to know each other and to accept, help, challenge, and celebrate each other. Living in community helps us find out who we are and where we belong!
Connect with a supportive group of people on a transforming journey together not only in knowledge of God but doing life together; discussing the bible, supporting, playing and serving.
If you are not already part of a Life Group and you would like to be, sign up below!
Way Stations Along Your Journey
Stops along the way to refresh, renew, and be strengthened and equipped for the journey.
Throughout the year, we have a variety of opportunities for deeper growth and strengthening in your walk with Jesus through various events, teachings, trainings, and partnerships with other ministries. They are usually short-term but more specifically focused.
Wednesday evenings beginning October 13, 6:30-9:30PM
Unfinished Business is a group of 3-4 people that come together for the purpose of spiritual growth and emotional healing under the guidance of trained group facilitators.
Facilitator: Brian Cook
6 Weeks beginning October 21 at 7 pm
Learn how to reflect Jesus in everyday life and relationships
Facilitator: Kathy Isaac
Healing Care Ministry
Northend Church Healing Care Ministry provides opportunities for people to be positioned to receive healing in the presence of Jesus and experience wholeness in the process. This Ministry is for people who long for a deeper walk with the Lord, more of the empowering life of the Spirit, more security in your identity in Christ, connection with others on the journey, healing from life experiences.
Trauma Healing Life Group
This will be a Bible-based trauma healing group that guides people through trauma, emotional pain, suffering, and the way through it. Northend Prayer Ministry is hosting this new Life Group starting March 1st and running for 6 weeks. The group is in partnership with the Canadian Bible Society and the Trauma Healing Institute. The group is meeting online every Monday from 7-9 pm. For more information and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org
When we become more intentional about developing and sharpening our spiritual life skills, we will experience deeper levels of growth. Here at Northend we have a number of Life Group options that provide great opportunities to help transform us into fully devoted followers of Christ who will have a great impact on our community and beyond. Transformation begins with you and I. Are you ready?
“Instead, we will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church. Under His direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:15, 16 (NLV)
It can be easy to just “do church” on Sundays and never connect with the people sitting around you. But we were not meant to do life alone. God created us to live in community – with Him, and with each other! We thrive when we spend time in a life group of like-minded people. Just as the health and life of a plant is dependent on the soil its roots are anchored to, we grow when we experience the true, life-giving, spirit-enhancing love that comes by connecting with each other!
God created us for community. Just as healthy plants are more adaptable and resilient when exposed to the elements, we are strengthened by time spent together. Developing trust-filled relationships help us measure how we are doing, and give us a network of friends who cheer us on, and come alongside when life gets challenging.
As Christ-followers, we long to become more like Him. Jesus prayed that we would continually grow in oneness with Him and with each other. Spending time together helps us cultivate and enrich our faith because God has gifted each one of us differently. Just as soil provides a plant with many essential elements to help it grow, God uses what we learn from each other to help transform us into fully devoted followers of Christ, who make a difference in our world, one person at a time!
We are BETTER TOGETHER.
– Pastor Mike
Download Weekly resources here:
Each week we’ll release a new resource that you can download and reference during the life group session. If you’d like to listen to the sermon from the previous Sunday for reference, you can do that on our WATCH page.
WANT TO SIGN UP?
Life Group is currently functioning as one church-wide Zoom call, meeting from all over the Niagara region on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. We will be diving deeper into the sermon as a big group and then breaking off into smaller discussion groups to process further.
If you are currently a part of an existing life-group we will do our best to split you into those familiar groups. If you have not yet embraced a life-group we have lots of space and will be sure to include you in a safe space where you can get to know yourself, others and God better.
Please pre-register for the Zoom group so we can prepare groups ahead of time.
If you have any questions about Life Groups, please contact the church office