God never meant for you to go it alone in the Christian life. At GFA, we put a high priority on small groups because we believe it is in the context of community that spiritual transformation takes place. Over 50 times in the New Testament the phrase “one another” is used to describe our relationship to other believers. We are instructed to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another, bear one another’s burdens and build up one another. The only way you can fully obey these commands is in the context of a small group! We really do need each other. In a small group setting, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text, hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp, encourage others and be encouraged, and pray with friends and have friends pray for you.

Most people who have been part of a small group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships and friendships that develop. They will frequently contact each other during the week to share an urgent prayer request or an exciting answer to prayer. You’ll discover that your needs and problems are not unique – we’re all in the same boat. It helps to know that others are facing the same difficulties, or have lived through them and learned spiritual principles in the process. You’ll be reminded that you are not alone in this life.

Find a LifeGroup and get involved. You won’t regret it!


 FAQs

A LifeGroup is a home fellowship usually made up of 8-12 people who meet to share, study, support one another, and pray for one another. An average meeting lasts for an hour and a half, followed by light refreshments.
LifeGroups meet on the second and fourth Sunday of every month in homes throughout the Georgetown and Pawleys Island area. Most groups meet on Sunday at 6:00 p.m., some groups meet in the afternoon following the morning service, and a few meet on other days and times. Contact each LifeGroup leader to verify their group’s meeting time and location.
When selecting a LifeGroup, we strongly recommend you choose a LifeGroup based on its leader and your current life-stage rather than the group’s location. We’ve found that groups do best when members share a common life-stage and other interests with their leader and other group members. In the end, you’ll find it’s worth the drive!
Most of our LifeGroups use discussion guides that are based on the message that was preached that week. These sermon-based LifeGroups are built on a the premise that we gather together on Sunday morning to hear God’s Word preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit and then we get to roll up our sleeves in our LifeGroup meeting to discuss how to live out the weekend’s message in real life. Occasionally, a group will use some other small group curriculum or bible study. Either way, GFA’s LifeGroups are focused on helping members grow in their relationship with the Lord.
We leave it up to each group to determine how to handle childcare. Most parents just take their children with them to their LifeGroup meeting.
Use the map below to locate a LifeGroup. Click on any map marker for a link to get driving directions. You can also request more information via email or you can call the church office at 843-546-2453. We’d be happy to help you find the right LifeGroup for you. By the way, don’t be afraid to try different groups until you find the one that “clicks” for you.