The LifeGroup Ministry is the primary discipleship ministry of First Baptist Powell. The chief objective of LifeGroups is to provide a setting that encourages spiritual growth and assimilation into our faith family.
The Bible reveals in Acts 2:42-47 that the early church was driven by the following purposes: ministry, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship, worship, and prayer. While LifeGroups are not “small churches within the church,” they are, to a large degree, a microcosm of the local church. Consequently, the purposes of the local church should be reflected in the LifeGroups.
The LifeGroup Ministry at First Baptist Powell accomplishes its chief objective of encouraging spiritual growth primarily through fulfilling the purposes of discipleship and fellowship.
- Discipleship occurs largely through interactive Bible studies, yet discipleship also occurs in a more intimate setting through the Small Group structure. Providing Bible studies that are relevant for daily living and interactive is the most important element of the LifeGroups.
- Fellowship, grounded and spurred on by the group’s commonality in Christ, is the second most important element of LifeGroups. Fellowship occurs not only through organized gatherings, but also through day-to-day living, – where members find encouragement, camaraderie, direction, and prayer support.
- The name “LifeGroup” was specifically selected because it reflects the ministry’s core purposes of “doing life together.”
|Ault Women’s Lifegroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||55-99||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Ministry House||We rotate studies through books of the Bible, Christian books, and video series||Yes||Open|
|Bailey’s LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:30am||45-55||First Baptist Powell||(Offsite)||Yes||Open|
|Belue’s LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||30-40||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – North Wing B||Topical studies from various passages, sometimes focusing on one book, theme or person from scripture.||Yes||Open|
|Bertou’s LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||45-55||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Family Life Center Room 2||Yes||Open|
|Buchanan’s LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||55-65||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Fellowship Hall A||1 Peter||Yes||Open|
|Charlie Roach LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||65-99||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Room 318||Explore the Bible by LifeWay||Yes||Open|
|Hawkins LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||50-99||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Room 232 – Gforce||Yes||Open|
|Hill LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||45-55||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Room 231||Yes||Open|
|Johnson’s Women’s Class||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||18-99||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Ministry House||Yes||Open|
|McGhee’s LifeGroup||Sunday||8:45-10:15am||30-40||First Baptist Powell||First Baptist Powell – Room 240 – Choir Room||We rotate studies through books of the Bible, systematic theology, Christian books and video series. The style of teaching in our group is more class participatory and less lecture.||Yes||Open|