LIFEGROUPS I 2016
I have recently started overseeing small groups (i.e. LifeGroups, Worthy Women, Mannekuier, etc.) and I am SUPER excited about what lies ahead for GraceLife in this area. Together with Shayne, Christiaan Benadie, and Glen Johnson we have structured and aligned small groups to the vision and mission of GraceLife in order to better shepherd and care for people, facilitate growth and do life together. All this whilst having fun as a family and impacting the world with the gospel of the unconditional love and grace of Jesus.
The new structure includes the assigning of assistant leaders to every small group and training them in order to strengthen the leadership base of GraceLife. These assistant leaders will also be equipped, over time, to lead their own small groups as and when the opportunities arise, thus further enabling ministry growth. All the small group leaders and assistant leaders are currently busy with an 8 week leadership training/equipping program that will bear much fruit, not only in GraceLife but also in the areas of current and future influence of everyone that attends.
GraceLife now has 16 small groups that meet around Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West, Paarl and Pretoria.
I am also very excited about the recently launched family-friendly, combined LifeGroups format that meets over brunch during one Saturday morning every month. The plan is to celebrate grace in different formats and facilitate various events to which GraceLifers can invite those who still need to hear about how much God loves them.
Love never fails!