Let’s face it—we need each other.  It is possible to sit in worship week after week, as well as a Sunday School class, and sing all the songs, pray all the prayers, nod in affirmation at all the right places, and never really grow spiritually at all. So how do we connect deeply with each other? It’s hard to go through life alone, but in a Life Group—we remember the good news that we never walk alone. In Life Groups, we can participate more effectively in God’s Love, by building relationships with each other and the one who ultimately is love, God.  God created us for relationships, and Life Groups are a great way to experience and live into better, holistic lives with one another.

Life Group Curriculum

Life Group Discussion Guide – “But whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” –Mark 10:43-45. Click here for guide.
Life Group Discussion Guide – “Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’” –Mark 10:48-49. Click here for guide.
Life Group Discussion Guide – “’Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to who little is forgiven, loves little.’” –Luke 7:47. Click here for guide.
Life Group Discussion Guide – “’Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’” –Mark 7:28-29.  Click here for guide.
Life Group Discussion Guide – “He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. He said to them, ‘It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a den of robbers.’” –Matthew 21: 12-13. Click here for guide.
Life Group Discussion Guide – “Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’” –Luke 23: 34. Click here for guide.

Want to join a group?

Life Groups have launched, but it’s never too late to join a group! If you’re interested in being in a group contact Rick Williamson at rwilliamson@fumccoppell.org



Life Groups Information

A: Life Group is a small group  of 6 – 10 people meeting weekly for 60 – 75 minutes in homes to build relationships, grow spiritually, and share in life together. Whatever age or stage of life you are in, Life Groups are the places where you can connect deeply with God and one another.
A: New Life Groups began the week of February 12th, but it’s never too late to join a group. Contact Rev. Katie Newsome at knewsome@fumccoppell.org for more information.
A: In a Life Group, we long for you to experience connection, sharing, and growth.  Typically, this happens in three steps:

  1. The Bible is opened, read, and explored, either independently or as directed in a curriculum.
  2. Members share their lives and what God is up to amidst them.
  3. Members pray for one another.


A: Currently, we are in the process of forming new groups based on schedule, availability, proximity, affinity (season of life, age, etc.), and individual preferences. There are existing “open groups” that anyone can join at any time. New groups form twice a year–once in the spring and fall.
A: People who have gone through training to become leaders and interested people who have the gifts and abilities to lead a group.
A: The church is offering free childcare at the church on Wednesday and Sunday evenings for groups with young kids who want to meet on those days. Reservations will be required in advance. Of course, groups are free to make their own arrangements for the children.