LIFE GROUPS 

Fellowship with One Another

When you share your life with a community of fellow believers, we call that “fellowship.” St. John writes, “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). When believers are united to God, they are inevitably united to one another also. 


This is necessary. God did not design human beings to face life on their own. Instead, he intended for believers to be woven together in a community so that they might encourage one another as together they walk the often difficult path of life. Consider these words of direction from the Scripture, intended for all Christians. 

  • Be devoted to one another in love. – Romans 12:10
  • Encourage one another and build each other up. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. – Hebrews 10:24
  • Offer hospitality to one another. – 1 Peter 4:9

Purpose of Life Groups

Life Groups are one of the ways that Lamb of God carries out those Biblical directives. In summary, the purpose of Lamb of God’s Life Groups is to enable Christians to share their lives, knitting them together as a family, for mutual encouragement and strengthening.


Life Groups are a vital part of our ministry at Lamb of God. We are more than a friendly church; we are a church of friends. Life Groups can be where those friendships are made and nurtured. 


Sessions

There are three sessions each year:Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. When you join a Life Group, you are committing for approximately three months. Life Groups may carry over from season to season, or something entirely new and exciting may show up in a new season! It's up to you what you'd like to participate in each season.




WINTER/SPRING 2024

  • S.O.S. (Sharing Our selves)

    Type: Service Group

    Description: This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference by joining together and sharing our gifts and talents through service projects for out church and our community.

    Facilitator: Darcy Meyer (darcy3535@gmail.com)


    Projects:

    • In December 2023, we collected boys' clothing for ASA Now in Mesa. Thank you to all who contributed!

    • Future projects will be announced in our bulletins, emails, and online. Watch for your opportunity to become involved.


  • caring card ministry

    Type: Service Group

    Description: The Caring Card Ministry makes handmade cards to support the church’s distribution of greeting cards as needs arise. We choose an appropriate Bible verse to be included in each card. Beyond what is needed for the ministry, many cards are available for purchase. Come and enjoy a low-key workshop on given Tuesdays (not every week) where we prepare cards for our greeting card inventory or special events such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. No experience is necessary—just a willing spirit!

    Facilitator: Jan Adams


    Cost: none, all supplies are furnished

    Location: at the church in the fellowship area

    Dates:  

    • Tuesday, February 13, 10am to noon
    • Tuesday, March 5, 10am to noon


  • The ROMEOs (Religious Old Men Eating Out)

    Type: Social Group

    Description: This group is open to men of any age who eat lunch. Retirees, work-from-homers, bored bachelors, or stay-at-home dads...are you tired of eating yesterday’s leftovers alone at your desk? Join the ROMEOs! This is a great way to meet and connect with fellow Christian men and have a good meal.

    Facilitator: Dave Hackett (Romeos@DaveHackett.com)


    Cost: Cost of lunch

    Time & Location: 12:30-1:30pm at various restaurants

    Dates:

    • Tuesday, January 16 at Native Grill & Wings at 5030 E. Ray Rd. (west of I-10 on Ray in Phoenix)
    • Tuesday, February 20
    • Tuesday, March 19
    • Tuesday, April 16

     

  • DINING ON THE TOWN

    Type: Social Group

    Description: We'll dine out together once a month for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at various restaurants. Come out for some fun and camaraderie—all are welcome!

    Facilitators: Nancy Loken and Daniel Weed (njloken@gmail.com)


    Costs: Cost of the meals

    Location: Varies by date

    Dates:

    • Sunday, January 7, 11:45am to 12:45pm at Biscuits, 1241 E. Chandler Blvd, Phoenix 85048
    • Saturday, February 10, 5:30-7pm at High Tide (seafood), 3540 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert 85295
    • There will be no dining out in March.
    • NOTE: An RSVP is needed by the Wednesday before dining.


  • ACTIVE LOGS

    Type: Social Group

    Description: Kick off the new year with active, family-friendly monthly outings. Enjoy hiking, pickleball, etc.—all skill levels and experience are welcome!

    Facilitators: The Pearsons and the Youngs


    Costs: Bring your own lunch or picnic

    Dates:

    • Sunday, January 21, noon-2pm - Bursera Trail hiking, 15441 S. 19th Ave, Phoenix 85045 (CANCELED due to rain and slippery paths)
    • Sunday, February 25, noon-2pm - pickleball at Mountain Park Ranch Community Center, 15216 E. Ranch Circle South, Phoenix 85044
    • Sunday, March 17, noon-2pm - Desert Foothills Park Trailhead, 14251 S. Desert Foothills Pkwy, Phoenix 85048
    • Sunday, April 14, noon-2pm - pickleball at Mountain Park Ranch Community Center

  • the 3F Group (fellowship, food, fun)

    Type: Social Group

    Description: Anyone & everyone is welcome to gather monthly for a potluck dinner and Christian fellowship. This group will be a great way for you to get to know others a bit better in a casual, friendly atmosphere—someone's home & backyard!

    Facilitators: Lenin Arthanari & JoAnne Michaud-Arthanari (leninarthanari@hotmail.com)


    Costs: The cost of your potluck dish

    Locations: Locations will be shared for each date

    Dates:

    • Saturday, January 27 at the Meyers - Bring a dish to share; drinks are provided.
    • Saturday, February 24 at the Pearsons - Chili Cook-off!
    • March and April will be planned at a later date. Open your home for an evening! Contact the facilitators if you are interested.


  • men's cleanse

    Type: Social Group

    Description: It's that time of the year again for New Year's resolutions. The Men's Cleanse is a 28-day diet designed to improve liver function, reset metabolism, and help you lose weight. It is based on the book Reset Your Metabolism by Dr. Alan Christianson. 

    Facilitator: Dave Hackett


    Costs: $5-$15 for the book

    Locations: Meetings will be held at church on Saturdays at 9:30am.

    Schedule: The Men's Cleanse will start on Monday, February 26 and end on Sunday, March 24. Prior to the start, we will meet once a week for about 30 minutes to discuss the cleanse, sample food, and strategize. During the cleanse, we'll meet once a week for support, share results, etc.


    Pre-cleanse meetings: January 27, February 3, 10 & 24


    During the cleanse meetings: March 2, 9. 16 & 23

Lamb of God Life Group in the News!


One of our Life Groups—the ROMEOs—was interviewed and featured on the Channel 10 news in Phoenix. 

This group (Religious Old Men Eating Out) meets once a month, and the men enjoy the fellowship and, of course, the food! 

Watch the video for more about this group.

ROMEOS VIDEO


ROMEOs was also featured in the WELS magazine Forward In Christ January 2024 issue.

SEE THE ARTICLE.