At Brainerd Baptist we believe that involvement in a Life Group and connecting with other believers is critical to one’s spiritual growth. This is why we encourage everyone to find their place in a Life Group. For this reason we provide meaningful and practical Life Groups for all ages—from infants to senior adults, which meet every Saturday Evening at 6:30 pm and Sunday Morning at 10:00 am.
What are the goals of Life Groups?
We sum the goals up in three tasks: reaching people for bible study, teaching people God’s Word and ministering to people’s needs. All of our groups are organized to reach more people for life-changing Bible Study, to teach the Bible clearly and accurately, and to minister to each other through hands-on helping and prayer. Life Groups aid the discipleship process by serving as the fundamental beginning place for involving adults in doing the work of the Great Commission. It is an entry point for guests and is foundational for church members to mature as they study God’s Word and learn to serve.
Is this the place to get to know people?
Yes! Brainerd Baptist is a large church, so new people often ask, “How do I get to know other people?” Our answer is, “Life Groups.” Life Groups are the place to make new friends and find spiritual and personal support for everyday life. Groups meet weekly for Bible study and build ongoing relationships with church members and guests.
What do you study in Life Groups?
The primary focus of study is the Bible. We use curriculum from LifeWay Christian Resources, but we also use other resources with the primary goal of accelerated spiritual development for all learners. This is accomplished through ongoing small-group study as well as personal Bible study with the purpose of guiding adults toward conversion, maturity, and ministry. If you are a Life Group leader, you can browse church owned resources here
Where do the groups meet each week?
On the weekends, most Life Groups meet in both the education buildings beside the Sanctuary and the BX. We also have some Life Groups that meet off campus throughout the week.