Life Groups Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at a Life Group meeting?

Every life group will look a little different, but they all are creating a similar environment. Most group meetings will include moments of Bible discussion, sharing life, prayer, and encouragement to take steps of spiritual growth. At times, groups may meet to serve together or for a social gathering.
 


How often does a Life Group meet?

Life Groups meet Weekly, Seasonally for three sessions a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Groups meet weekly because consistency is essential to growing through relationships. Groups take breaks seasonally, because there are certain times in the year when it’s hard to be consistent. This rhythm helps you plan group meetings into your calendar and stay connected even if you miss a week.
 


Where do Life Groups meet?

Most life groups meet offsite in homes, coffee shops, offices, etc… throughout Southern Indiana. Many of our Men’s, Women’s, and Support groups meet onsite.
 


What does a Life Group study?

It all comes down to the type of group. Many groups are sermon based, and follow along with the study questions from the current sermon series. Sermon questions can be downloaded HERE. Also, groups have the freedom to choose a study based on the stories, next steps, and where God is leading in the group. Many groups use RightNow Media (Netflix for Bible studies) to choose their next group study. You can learn more about RightNow Media HERE.
 

 

Is there childcare available?

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search on our Group Finder, you can filter groups with childcare available and/or their group bio will indicate if childcare is available.
 

 

How do I join a Life Group?

All paths lead to our Group Finder. Here you can begin to search for groups in a similar season of life or with a common interest. Once you find a group, request to join, and be ready to show up to grow through relationships. Check out the Group Finder HERE.
 

 

What if I don’t like the first Life Group I try?

When you join a group, we encourage you to try it out for at least 3 weeks. This gives you a chance to start getting to know the group. But, the truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. If the group isn’t the right fit, let the group leader know (don’t ghost them), and head back to the Group Finder to try out another group. Sometimes, the simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
 

 

What if I can’t find a Life Group that fits my season of life?

Check back often as we update the Group Finder with group options as they become available. Also, you can contact the Life Group Ministry for questions and help finding a group (See Below).
 
 
 
 

More Questions On Life Groups…

 
Andy Clark
Life Groups Minister
812-542-4007
aclark@mynorthside.com 
 
 
Brian Combs
Spiritual Formation Minister
812-542-4049
bcombs@mynorthside.com 
 
 
Marti Jackson
Women's Minister
812-542-4030
mjackson@mynorthside.com
 
 
Tom Gilbert 
Pastoral Care Minister
812-542-4005
tgilbert@mynorthside.com