Convergence Life Groups

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25

Life groups at Convergence are small mid-week gatherings in members’ homes.

Vision: Holiness. While many interpret it purely from a moral perspective, holiness also encompasses a life that is growing closer to God.  We make holiness the overarching vision for life groups because it is the greatest commandment (love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength).

Purpose: Our groups gather with a shared mission to pursue God, to love one another, and to serve others in our surrounding community, city, region, and world.

Why Life Groups: As individuals, left in an individual context, we have a tendency to think much about ourselves.  Community forces us to consider others and gives us a greater picture of God; as C.S. Lewis notes, “By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity. I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.”  In essence, we need one another to have a more whole view of God.

 

2017-2018 Life Groups

 

Get connected by contacting any of the below life group leaders for more information. We currently have five life groups that meet around the Oakland area:

Life Group Leaders: Zach & Jen

Day and Time: Wednesdays @ 7:30pm

Location: Fruitvale

Contact: Zach at thegreatescapist@gmail.com


Life Group Leaders: Joe & Ryan

Day and Time:  Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Location: West Oakland

Contact: Joe at joe@convergeoakland.org


Leaders: Jeff & Tiffany

Day and Time: Tuesdays at 8pm

Location: Grand Lake

Contact: Jeff at kwong.jeffrey@gmail.com


Leaders: Becca, Diana, & Irene

Day and Time: Mondays at 8pm

Location: Varies

Contact: Becca at rebeccacrafthu@gmail.com


Leaders: Rich & Bonnie

Day and Time: Thursdays at 7pm

Location: Upper Dimond

Contact: Rich at richardharris76@gmail.com

Fall 2017 Schedule

Starting on September 17th, all Life Groups will be taking part in the Immerse bible reading experience.  We’ll be reading through the first volume which includes the entire New Testament, reformatted without headings, chapter and verse numbers, and then grouped for better continuity. Our sermons will also draw from the previous week’s reading.

How long is this reading plan? 8 weeks.

Whoa, that’s it? How much are we reading everyday? 20-30 minutes per day, 5 days per week.

How do I get my hands on one of these fancy bibles? We will provide them for the first 30 people who sign up for groups and they’re also available for purchase at www.immersebible.com/messiah (eBook and soft copies are ~$13 and audio is free).

What are Immerse groups? These groups meet weekly to talk and reflect on the reading together. The discussions each week are structured like a book club with provided questions to share openly about the readings.

How do I join a group and can I attend more than one? Email any of the groups you’re interested in. Also please feel free to visit different groups to find what works for you, or even visit another group if you missed your regular group on a given week!

Winter 2017 Schedule

The Old Testament Immerse series will begin the week of January 28th.

How long is this reading plan? 8 weeks.

Whoa, that’s it? How much are we reading everyday? 20-30 minutes per day, 5 days per week.

How do I get my hands on one of these fancy bibles? We will provide them for the first 30 people who sign up for groups and they’re also available for purchase at www.immersebible.com/messiah (eBook and soft copies are ~$13 and audio is free).

What are Immerse groups? These groups meet weekly to talk and reflect on the reading together. The discussions each week are structured like a book club with provided questions to share openly about the readings.

How do I join a group and can I attend more than one? Email any of the groups you’re interested in. Also please feel free to visit different groups to find what works for you, or even visit another group if you missed your regular group on a given week!

Spring 2017 Schedule

TBD. Our life groups are meeting, praying and engaging in fellowship with each other.