Here at Peoples, we believe that people experience God best in small gatherings like those of the earliest Christians recorded in the Bible, in the book of Acts.
Therefore, we have many different Life Groups meeting in local homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Each group provides the opportunity to form authentic relationships by sharing everyday life with others who live nearby, and by getting involved in practical ways in the neighbourhood.
The following questions and answers will help you understand the benefits of joining Life Group.
Ideally, each group includes 6 to 10 people who live in the same neighbourhood. Groups are multi-generational, with men and women, married couples and singles, from various backgrounds. This diversity allows you to draw on the wisdom of different life experiences—and share yours as well.
Each group has a leader who is a member The Peoples Church and who has leadership gifts, spiritual maturity and biblical training. You may join a group that already has a leader—or you might be just the person to become a leader.
Your group will set its own meeting time and place—usually 2 to 4 times per month in the home of someone who has agreed to be a host. Groups are most meaningful when everyone makes a commitment to meet consistently.
Life Group meetings provide a place to connect, catch up as friends and enjoy a meal or refreshments, as well as to engage in meaningful discussion that helps you apply God’s Word to your everyday life.
Discussion is based on our weekly sermons, so you have the opportunity to re-examine what you heard from God’s Word and then decide how to put that into action. This is important because the Scriptures teach us: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22).
Life Groups can access Sermon Archives and Bible Study Guides updated every Sunday.
Joining a Life Group is a great way to become a part of a vibrant community where you can connect with God, with His body and with your neighbours. If you’re interested in joining a Life Group, Slice of Life is the perfect place to start. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with current Life Group leaders and other people looking to get connected through a Life Group. Please check back for details about our next gathering. For questions, please contact us! LifeGroups@ThePeoplesChurch.ca, 416.222.3341 x 140
Our Serving Opportunities directory offers great ideas for how your Life Group can “love your neighbours” as Jesus taught us. There are simple, everyday things you can do, as well as projects.