LIFE GROUPS are a great way to get connected online at ERBC!
These small groups of 8-15 people meet together once a week for 60 to 90 minutes, to spend time discussing interesting and important questions related to the weekly sermon, while also building friendships, praying for one another, serving together, and simply having fun! Right now – all of our Life Groups are meeting online.
Sign Up For A Summer Life Group Below!
Groups are either topical or sermon based and will meet weekly from July 10th- August 14th.
ERBC Life Group Summer 2020:
|GROUP #||GROUP TYPE||MEETING DAY||MEETING TIME||MEETING LOCATION||LEADER/ CO-LEADER|
|SA1||Just Mercy||Saturday||10AM||Online||Andrew Krayer-White|
|SA2||Sermon Based Life Group||Saturday||7PM||Online||Pedro & Elba Vega|
|M1||The 5 Love Languages of Children||Monday||7PM||Online||Raquel Blanchard|
|TU1||Women's Spiritual Growth||Tuesday||7PM||Online||Judy Mandl|
|W1||Men's Group||Wednesday||7PM||Online||James Bean|
|TH1||Sermon Based Life Group||Thursday||7PM||Online||Jerry Gewe|
Life Group Sign Up Form:
Life Group Frequently Asked Questions
These small groups of 8-15 people meet together online weekly, to spend time discussing interesting and important questions related to the weekly sermon. In this time of social distancing Life Groups provide opportunity to build friendships, pray for one another, serve one another, and simply have fun! Each group meets once a week for 1-1½ hours, and for 9-10 week sessions.
Here at ERBC, our online Life Groups are the hub of our ministry. They’re a virtual place where real ministry takes place. We study God’s Word, support and share our lives with one another. Life Groups are a great place for:
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS
Your group will be a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships.
Through your group you can experience spiritual, emotional, professional and intellectual growth.
SERVING ONE ANOTHER
Your group will be a rewarding environment to discover your specific gifts and use them to serve one another and think up creative ways to love God by loving your neighbor.
Life just seems more serious these days. While we take God’s word and the challenges life poses us seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Life Groups provide an opportunity to enjoy laughter and friendships and remember that there is a lighter side to life too.
Life Groups meet on various nights of the week. All of our groups are meeting online during the Spring quarter.
Each Life Group quarter lasts about 10 weeks, give or take a week. We have Fall, Winter & Spring quarters. At the end of each, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Life Groups do not meet during July-August and December.
Joining a Life Group requires a 10-week commitment to virtually attend weekly meetings and review the discussion questions ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts, and other special events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. You have the first three weeks to virtually attend the group to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
As all of our Life Groups are meeting online this quarter, we will not be offering child care.
Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend’s message. These “sermon-based” Life Groups are built on what we call a “Lecture-Lab” model. Imagine the weekend message as a lecture on Christian living and the Life Group as a lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and discuss how the weekend’s message works in real life. Each week there will be a series of Bible passages and questions on the back of the sermon note sheet to study before the meeting. It will usually take 20 to 40 minutes per week to complete the discussion questions ahead of time.
Few things in life are free and Life Groups are no exception! The cost of Life Groups is the cost of commitment. During the first meeting, each group will complete a “covenant agreement” together. This simple form helps each group discuss their priorities and commitment. Part of that commitment is the promise to attend each week prepared to engage. You have the first three weeks to decide if your group is a good fit for you. So, when you join a Life Group, you’re promising to connect in and be prepared each week. It’s this commitment that makes Life Groups work. We realize it’s a big commitment, but it only lasts about 10 weeks. At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of recommitting for another, trying a new group, or taking a break from Life Groups altogether.
Joining a Life Group is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Choose a group from the list of Life Groups provided on our web site.
2. You can register for the group by filling out the online form.
3. Your leader will contact you to let you know what platform your group will use to meet and any other important information you might need.
Yes, our NextGen Ministries offer small groups for middle and high school students. These are different than our sermon-based Life Groups, in that they are instead topical based. For more information about junior high or high school groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Throughout the year ERBC offers groups built around specific needs like Grief Recovery, or Financial Peace. If you are interested in joining a group, but are not sure what group is best for you, please contact Andrew Krayer-White for guidance in group placement.
If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please don’t hesitate to call the church (323) 255-4611, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don’t worry, you’ll find it!