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Lakeside Church

Growth Groups

What is a Growth Group?

Growth Groups are relational Bible study groups that meet regularly to share, study, and support one another.

Why Growth Groups?

Our desire is to see people connected to God and to one another in the Body of Christ. Building real connections with each other centred on fellowship with God goes beyond participating the weekly worship service. Real connections are developed as people engage with each other in meaningful relationships. People grow as they learn from God’s word and apply it in their lives. Growth groups provide an important context for people to grow together in living out the implications of the Word.

When and Where Do the Groups Meet?

Growth Groups meet at various times and at various locations throughout the week/month.

What is the Required Commitment?

Joining a Growth Group requires a commitment to regular participation.  Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but to get the most out of the study you really need to be present each week and to do the homework. This commitment is the key to a strong Growth Group and to getting the most out of the study.

What Will We Study?

Each session there are new Bible studies/groups to choose from. Choose a study group that piques your interest and one you hope will help your life.


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MIXED ADULT SMALL GROUP
JESUS: THREE PORTRAITS, ONE STORY
This study follows the accounts of Jesus as presented by Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It focuses on Jesus’ identity, ministry, and mission, with special emphasis on how each writer presented Jesus to communicate particular truths about Him. The learner will be challenged to respond to Jesus and grow in Christlikeness.


WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP
PUTTING ON A GENTLE & QUIET SPIRIT: 1 PETER
Elizabeth George takes readers through a thought-provoking study of Peter’s teachings on handling trials and persecutions, including: suffering for doing good; understanding the mysteries of God; and fanning the flame of faith. The special “heart response” sections offer readers suggestions to help them apply biblical truths to their lives and focus on the amazing glory God promises.


LAKESIDE KIDS
ADVENTURES IN THE STORY OF HOPE
The Story of Hope introduces children to the big story of the Bible, God’s plan of redemption.


MEN’S SMALL GROUP
MEASURE OF A MAN
In a world where Christian role models seem increasingly rare, this series reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character are still the biblical figures who brought power, wisdom and inspiration to God’s people through the ages.


STUDENTS (7-12 GRADE)
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
The teen years have been hijacked—by fashion, music, movies, and games; by the pressures of school, peers, and society; and by superficial expectations set by the world. But there is something more glorious than all these influences that has the power to change the life of a teenager: the gospel.


GIRL TALK (WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP)
LIES WOMEN BELIEVE
“Lies Women Believe” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
This best selling book, Lies Women Believe, exposes areas of deception most commonly believed by women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more—then sheds light on how to be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life.