CIRCLE OF LIFE GROUPS
KOINONIA CIRCLE OF LIFE GROUPS
Koinonia is a transliterated form of the Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc. It identifies the idealized state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian Church, the Body of Christ.
In John 10:10, Jesus said that He came to give life and life to the full. There are actually two Greek words for the word “life” in the New Testament, Bios and Zoë. Bios is the general term used to describe anything which is alive or living. Zoë is used to describe a life that is fully alive in every way not just in a biological sense. A life filled with love, joy, excitement and ultimate fulfillment now and in eternity. The Greek word used in John 10:10 is Zoë. We have purposely capitalized the word LIFE to represent the full life God has for you.
God has an amazing LIFE planned for you. However, this LIFE does not come naturally. There are three main aspects of this LIFE that must be active in our lives: connecting, growing and impacting. This is why we have LIFE Groups at Agape LA.
LIFE Groups are designed to help you live out the amazing LIFE God has for you by proving a place where you connect with others, grow to be more like Christ and impact your community with the Gospel.
We were never supposed to live out our spiritual journeys on our own. We were designed to be in relationships. One aspect of our LIFE Groups is to help people build deep and healthy relationships. This is done through a variety of ways including a time of sharing, encouraging and praying for one another. It is our goal that through LIFE Groups, you will connect with others to build long lasting friendships, which will be instrumental in living out LIFE.
Jesus has called us to be His disciples. A disciple is like a student with an added component. Not only does a disciple want to learn from their teacher, but a disciple also wants to become like his or her teacher. As a disciple of Jesus we must be striving to become more like Jesus. LIFE Groups will help you grow to be more like Jesus through Bible Study, practical application of the Bible as well as other spiritual disciplines. As you grow in the knowledge of Jesus and subsequently put that knowledge in to practice, you will become more like Jesus and therefore will start to live LIFE like Jesus.
Disciples of Jesus have been given a great responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others by taking the Gospel to the World. Jesus describes this task in Matthew 28:18-20 but also exemplifies it in the way He lived LIFE. Our goal is that as your connect and grow through your LIFE Groups, you will start to make both a physical and spiritual impact in your community. Through serving your community and fulfilling their needs, you will make a physical impact. And by sharing the Good News of Jesus and what God is doing in you, you will make a spiritual impact in the lives of others and help them live out the LIFE God has for them.