Welcome to Growth Groups
Realistically, church staff or elders are not able to personally minister to everyone who attends our church. That's why we place such a high priority on our Growth Groups. We also believe that sustained, spiritual growth and life change happens best in the context of a small group community. Plus, in a Growth Group, people have the opportunity to study God's Word together, share life stories, take part in local service projects and care for one another in relevant ways.
Most of our groups study a sermon-based curriculum, meaning the study questions focus on the sermon from the previous Sunday. Our groups are generally comprised of 10-16 people and require a commitment to a ten-week session. Our groups meet for three ten-week sessions from the middle of September through May (i.e. a fall, winter and spring session). Our groups take a break after Thanksgiving through December and during the summer months.
Whether you are an LJPC member, a regular attender, or looking for a place to make new friends and study the Word, we invite you to join a LJPC Growth Group. If you have any questions about joining a Growth Group or would like more information, please contact Megan at 858-729-5573 or send her an email.
2013 Spring Growth Groups Session
Prayer: The Conversation That Matters - Spring 2013
There is a story told - more than likely anecdotal, but one never knows – about Albert Einstein when he was giving a lecture at Princeton University. A student asked, "Is there anything left in the world for original dissertation research?" After a moment or two Einstein replied, "Find out about prayer. Somebody must find out about prayer."
Find out about prayer. Prayer can be one of those more elusive topics of faith. We know we need to pray. People tell us they are praying for us and we tell people we are praying for them. Yet, there are still a lot of questions about prayer. How should we pray? What should we pray about? Are there certain words that we need to use when we pray? And the list of questions could go on for a long time.
This spring we will talk about what it means to be people of prayer and we hope you will join us on Sunday mornings as we reflect on "the conversation that matters."
Registration for the Winter Session - April 1-7
Spring Session Begins - April 7
Spring Session Ends - The Week of May 19