West Zion Life Groups 2018

Theme: To be determined by group.  A blend of sharing, caring, relationship building and teaching in the context of following Jesus as disciples.
Leader: Mal Braun
Topic: Study of Paul's Epistle to the Galations
Time: Tuesday - 7:00 pm
Location: Home of Doug & Karin D
Contact: 587-225-3500
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Target Group:
All ladies welcome
Leader: Heidi Grasse - 403-335-9151
Location: West Zion
Time: Wednesdays 9:30 am

Target Group:
Young Women but all are welcome
Childcare provided
Leader: Judye H.
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 am – NOON
Location: West Zion
Contact: 403-337-2416
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Leader: Ron Daku
Theme: Sharing life together
Time: Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Location: Goodman home in Carstairs

Target Group: Young Adults
Leader: Austin & Kendell Hildebrandt
Time: Thursdays at 7pm
Location: Hildebrandts
Contact: 403-337-4818
Theme: Is the Bible reliable?

Target Group:
Ladies of all ages
Theme: 2 Peter & 1 John
Karin D
Time: Thursdays, 9:30–11:30 am
Location:Karin D’s Home
Contact: 403-337-3298

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Vision For Our Life Groups

To see Life Groups grow in our church and communities as places where people can experience God, be cared for and care for others, grow in their relationship with God and share Christ with those who don't know Him.

  1. A Community that Worships: Every Member Exalting God- John 4:24; Acts 2:47
    1. Worship in Spirit and Truth
    2. Experiencing God
    3. Developing a Passion for God in our Daily Lives - Matt. 22:37
  2. A Community that Grows: Every Member Biblically Discipled - Matt. 28:19-20;
    1. Biblical Understanding - what the Bible says
    2. Biblical Application - what the Bible says to me
    3. Biblical Implementation - what I'm going to do about it
  3. A Community that Cares: Every Member Edification - Acts 2:44-45;
    1. Where people are cared for: physically, spiritually, emotionally
    2. Where people finding healing, forgiveness, restoration and wholeness
    3. Where people care for others: building up, encouraging and edifying one another
    4. Where people serve each other with their gifts 1 Cor. 12:4-7,14:12
  4. A Community of Prayer: Every Member Intercession 1 Tim. 2:1; Eph. 6:18
    1. Prayer for Each Other - James 5:16
    2. Prayer for the Lost
    3. Pray for Workers - Matt. 9:37-38
    4. Pray for Boldness - Eph. 6:19; 1 Thes. 2:2
  5. A Community that Dares to Reach Out: Every Member Outreach
    1. Reaching out to help and serve
    2. Reaching out in building friendships
    3. Reaching out by inviting
  6. A Community that Shares: Every Member Evangelism
    1. Sharing Christ in the Group with Visitors/Newcomers
    2. Sharing Christ outside of the Group with Friends and Family
  7. A Community that Trains: Every Member a Minister - Eph. 4:11-13
    1. Equipped to Share the Gospel
    2. Equipped to Share the Word of God
    3. Equipped to Minister to People
    4. Leadership Development - Cell leaders and interns
  8. A Community that Multiplies: Every Member a Disciple-Maker - 2 Tim. 2:2; Matt. 28:19-20
    1. Group Growth & Discipleship
    2. One on One Discipleship
    3. Follow-up Of New Christians

What Happens in Life Groups?

Most of our groups will have some combination of the following components in their Life Group meetings:

  • Worship - some groups spend time singing or expressing praise to God for who He is and what he has done recently in their life.
  • Bible Study - we look into God's word to increase our understanding of God and His will for our lives and how we can apply the Bible to everyday life.
  • Sharing - our groups often spend some time sharing with each other how our weeks are going and joys and struggles we face. Sharing may also take on an evangelistic emphasis when seekers come to our groups and have questions about God or our relationship to Him and the world.
  • Prayer - after sharing we spend time in prayer
  • Refreshments - as the early church often shared a common meal we often have refreshments after our fellowship time - and this is where people can connect with each other in an informal way.
  • Fellowship Events - sometimes the cell groups meet socially without a lot of structure as the normal cell meeting would have. This may take the shape of a bar-b-que, going out to the moutains, going to a sporting event or simply having a games night.
  • Spiritual Emphasis Nights/Weekends - a group may choose to have a half-night or prayer or go on a weekend retreat together (Encounter God / Touching Hearts Weekend Seminars).