Why join a small group? Small groups help us connect with God and others. You see, Christians are not called to go it alone, but to walk this journey of faith in community where we can encourage each other, build each other up and hold each other accountable. Small groups are ideal for spiritual formation because they allow a group of 3 to as many as 15 people to grow together in their relationship with Christ as they learn to apply God’s word to daily living. Look at it this way: Jesus had twelve disciples that were part of his small group. He formed them spiritually within this context. Not to mention that joining a small group is a great way to make new friends with people that are on a similar journey.
This month we are featuring School of Ministry. This small group will explore the following: The calling every believer has to serve in ministry, the requirements for ministry and how to effectively serve in ministry. Those that attend this small group will gain a deeper insight into ministry and will have the confidence to serve the local church.
Jahzell Rodriguez is leading a School of Ministry small group as an online group starting Monday, October 17 from 7:30-9:00 pm. This small group will meet using Google Hangouts for 10 consecutive Mondays. The study notes will be sent to the members of the group as an e-mail attachment beforehand.
Pastor John is also leading a School of Ministry small group starting Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00-8:30 pm at our church located at 13246 Mapledale St. Norwalk 90650. This group will meet for 10 consecutive Tuesdays.
This month we are also featuring an Inductive Bible Study small group. The Inductive Bible Study Method allows one to go deep into the biblical text and extract the meaning by following a three-step process that includes observation, interpretation and application. Those that attend this small group will learn how to extract the meaning of a biblical passage at a deeper level and apply its meaning to their daily life. This level of Bible study leads to spiritual growth.
Myrna Brito will lead this small group starting Tuesday, October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at our church located at 13246 Mapledale St. Norwalk 90650. This group will meet for 4 consecutive Mondays.
We are bringing back First Steps 2.0 this month of October. This small group focuses on the spiritual disciplines and covers Spiritual Journaling, Spiritual Reading, Prayer of Examen, Meditative Prayer and Silent Prayer. Learning these spiritual disciplines will put the participants on a path for spiritual growth.
Hector Saucedo is leading this small group starting Monday, October 17 from 7:00-8:30 pm at 15108 Starbuck St. Whittier 90603. This group will meet for five consecutive Mondays.
We are also presenting a revised version of the original First Steps this month. This small group explores what it means to follow Jesus and the demands that he makes on his disciples. Participants will gain a clear perspective of what it means to follow Jesus.
Pastor John is leading this small group as an online group starting Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00-8:00 pm. This small group will meet by way of video conferencing using Zoom for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. The study notes will be sent to the members of the group as an e-mail attachment beforehand.
We are bringing back our Core Beliefs small group (formerly New Life in Christ). This small group explores the core beliefs of Spirit Life and of the Assemblies of God, the fellowship that we belong to as a church. The small group participant will learn the foundational truths that we adhere to as a church and will gain greater insight into the biblical doctrines that have shaped the Church of Jesus Christ throughout centuries. This knowledge will lay a strong faith foundation that will help the participant grow spiritually.
Pastor John will lead this small group as an online group on Monday, October 17 from 8:30-9:30 pm. This small group will meet by way of video conferencing using Zoom. This group will meet for a total of 15 times in three sessions. Each session will consist of 5 meetings. The study notes will be sent to the members of the group as an e-mail attachment beforehand.
Here are some testimonials on First Steps 2.0:
?My name is Sam Quintanilla and I feel that First Steps 2.0 is a must if you want to grow your spiritual life. I have been attending church for over 30 years and I have never learned these different styles of prayer. It was an awesome experience. I will guarantee you that after taking this study you will not come out the same. Blessings.?
“I took this great class called First Steps 2.0 on prayer. I learned different ways of praying. It was amazing how the lord touches you in so many ways. Even when the class was sharing, the lord spoke through them. I really enjoyed and got a lot out of this class. It just put a hunger in my spirit to want to pray and learn more. Amazing class!!!!” –Carmen Rendon
Trace D. Williams on her experience with First Steps 2.o
Monica Flores on her experience with First Steps 2.0.
Eva Farfan on her experience with First Steps 2.0.
To sign up for either of these small groups please fill in the form below and click submit or call us at 562-646-SLCC. You will then be contacted promptly with more information.