Life Groups

About Life Groups:

Life groups at Convergence are smaller sized mid-week gatherings that meet in members’ homes.  To get connected with a group, you can contact individual life group leaders and request more information.

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

Vision: Holiness. Many interpret holiness purely from a moral perspective, but it 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).  We value growing deeper in relationship because it is necessary for us to grow in our relationship with God.

Purpose: We gather in groups with a shared mission to pursue God, to love one another, and to serve others (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 moves the focus and attention away from ourselves, or at a minimum, illuminates how much we think of ourselves. It also moves us away from constantly living out of our own desires and limitations by allowing us to consider others interests as well as our own.

Community also 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.

We currently have four Life groups.

Current Series:

Our Life Groups started a new study last week to learn and discuss what it means to lead a Gospel-centered life.  Each week in Life Groups our leaders take us through a journey where we share personal experiences and talk about  real challenges.  Week 1 focused on a general understanding of the Gospel, and we engaged in conversations about how we view and manage sin, and how we compare and judge others.

This week in Lesson 2: Pretending & Performing.
Each of us tends to “shrink the cross,” which is to say that something is lacking in our understanding, appreciation, or application of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sin. This manifests itself in two main ways: pretending and performing. Pretending minimizes sin by making ourselves out to be something we are not. Performing minimizes God’s holiness by reducing his standard to something we can meet, thereby meriting his favor. Both are rooted in an inadequate view of God’s holiness and our identity.

Join any group this week to continue or jump into the discussion.  If you don’t have a book yet, extra hardcopies and eBooks are available through the group leaders as well.  If you know which group you plan to attend please RSVP with them so they can get a proper headcount for resources and food.  We look forward to seeing you!

Life Groups 2017!

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Life Group Leaders: Zach & Jen

Day and Time: Mondays @ 7pm

Location: Lower Dimond

Contact: Zach at zach@zachclarkis.com to connect to this group.

 

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Life Group Leaders: Melissa and Nate

Day and Time: Tuesdays @ 7pm

Location: North Oakland

Contact: Melissa at melissathered@gmail.com to connect to this group.

 

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Life Group Leaders: Becky and Wade

Day and Time:  Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Location: Emeryville

Contact: Becky at becksm12@gmail.com to connect to this group.

 

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Leaders: Diana and Terry

Day and Time: Thursday at 8pm

Location: Lakeshore

Contact: Diana at dlmca22@gmail.com  to connect to this group