Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Groups.

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Why should I participate in a Group?

Groups offer people a place to Gather Together & Grow Together. It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey. We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

When do Groups meet?

Groups meet at all different days and times during the week.

Groups meet in 3 semesters throughout the year.

  • Fall: September – December
  • Winter: End of January – April
  • Spring/Summer: Mid April – June

Semesters provide easy start and end dates that help more people find community in different types of groups. It also gives the leader and group natural breaks built into the year. We encourage all of our groups to meet weekly during each semester to build genuine relationships.

Where do Groups meet?

Our Groups meet in a variety of places including homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, office buildings, and campuses.

What happens at a Group?

Groups usually begin with a time of fellowship, followed by a time of teaching from the Bible (live or video) and discussion, and conclude with a time of prayer and more fellowship.  Though each group is unique, all groups at Liberty are made up of E.S.P.N.:

E: Encouragement – Our group leaders and members encourage each other and walk through life together. We celebrate life’s exciting times and are there for each other in hard times.

S: Scripture – Spending time in God’s Word is foundational to groups. Whether groups may gather around an activity like frisbee or outreach or sermon discussions, Scripture is always paramount.

P: Prayer – Groups pray together and pray for one another. They share their prayer requests and pray together during group as well as during the week for each other.

N: Next Steps – We want each person to take their next step of faith. That may look different for everyone depending on where they are in their journey.

What does a Group study?

Our Groups use a variety of resources but they all center around the Bible.  Some Groups study a book, some use RightNow Media, some go deeper into the Sunday sermon, and some use other Bible Study curriculum.

What childcare options are available?

If a group meets on campus, check with the local campus staff on availability of childcare. For other groups (those that meet off campus or not on Sunday morning/Wednesday night), we offer a childcare reimbursement program. Please refer to the Childcare Reimbursement Request Form for complete guidelines, which is available online at

Can new people jump into group in the middle of the semester?

Yes! Some Groups are more conducive to that than others, so we point people to those groups. Leaders can “close” their groups once they are full or cannot accommodate new group members.