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.




SUMMER LIFE GROUPS 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:

    • During the Winter/Spring session, we collected boys' clothing for ASA Now and packaged snacks for the Ryan House. Thank you to all who contributed to these collections!

    • This summer we will also have opportunities to volunteer for another project or two. Watch for news of what's coming up.


  • 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 (TBD)

    Dates:

    • Tuesday, May 28                                
    • June (none)                                 
    • Tuesday, July 16 at Outback Steakhouse, Chandler Blvd                                  
    • Tuesday, August 20 

     

  • 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, May 25 at the Niska home
    • Saturday, June 29, 5pm at the home of Lenin & JoAnne (address and gate code provided in the Weekly Update email). Bring a favorite dish to share (a true potluck!) and your own beverages. Board and card games will be available after dinner, for those interested.
    • If you would like to host in July or August, please indicate this on the signup at church.


  • WOMEN'S GROUP

    Type: Social and Study Group

    Description: Women of Lamb of God get together for fellowship in order to build relationships with other women of all ages and to encourage one another in acts of kindness and service. Meeting times can include Bible discussions and social time at someone's home, special seasonal events, and trips to locations of interest in the area. The group may also facilitate a service project for the church or community.

    • Wednesday, July 17, 6pm - Meet at Jenny Pearson’s home for a study, discussion, socializing, and nibbles. No need to bring anything other than your Bible (or app). All women are invited.



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.