Life GroupsImagine a place where it's safe to do life together, building each other up. Supporting one another. Loving each other. Growing together. That's Life Group. Come find your midweek home.
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So much more than Bible study
Life Group is our opportunity to gather each week with the brothers and sisters God has given us. We share our challenges and joys. We encourage each other, pray for each other, and bring support, healing and comfort to one another.
Life Group is where we do life together each week – a chance to be real and vulnerable, accepted and loved.
These are small groups who meet in members’ homes each week for worship, bible study, social nights and outreach into the local community.
At present, we have two Life Groups which both meet on Wednesday evenings – one in Andover North and one on Andover South. See our calendar for details of meetings.
Discipleship: Intentional accountability
Christian Accountability – Biblical Guidance
Does the Bible speak of Christian accountability? First of all, the Bible says that God holds us accountable. Romans 14:12 says,
“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
This is personal accountability.
Christians are also accountable to one another. In 1 Corinthians chapter 12, we read that Christians are all part of the same body – the body of Christ – and each member needs or belongs to the other. This Scripture suggests the importance of strong accountability between believers.
It is important for every Believer to have at least one other person in which to confide, pray with, listen to, and encourage.
Galatians 6:1-2 gives a helpful principle:
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
If your accountability friend has done something contrary to the Bible, you are called to confront him gently, forgive him, and comfort him. It also admonishes you to consider yourself because no one is above temptation.