Life Groups

What Are Life Groups?

Life Groups are one way at FBC Elgin to love, learn and live like Jesus...together! These small groups consist of 4-12 people and offer multiple facets of one's spiritual pathway toward maturity in Christ such as fellowship, encouragement, prayer, and support while studying the Bible! Our Bible studies are designed to follow the current sermon series from the pulpit for the purpose of staying aligned and united with the body of Christ at FBC Elgin. Additionally Life Groups meet up for social gatherings, community events and ministry opportunities. 

Interested? We have three options to get you connected to a Life Group: 1) Sign up here: Life Group, 2) Register for our next GroupLink, or contact Pastor John at

GroupLink is a 2 hour event that filled with fellowship and fun designed to create connections with other people for the purpose of forming starter Life Groups or joining an existing Life Group. Grouplink happens every January and August. 

Starter Life Groups commit to meeting for 8 weeks and allow for an opportunity to "test drive" a Life Group before committing long term.  After the 8 weeks, you can request to continue on with your group or exit and look for another group. It's easy, fun and a great way to find your community at FBC Elgin! 

Joining an existing Life Group is also possible at GroupLink. In addition to new starter Life Groups being formed, existing Life Groups come to Grouplink to add new members to their group. It's a great time to meet the leaders and see if their group would be a great match for your availability and lifestage. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Life Groups Are There?

Most Life Groups are based on life stage such as Singles, Marrieds, Married w/kids, Empty Nesters while others are mixed. We also have Life Groups for Divorcees, Widows and other life stages. If we don't have a Life Group for you, we'd be happy to help create one! 

Where Do Life Groups Meet? 

Life Groups can meet at homes, coffee shops and restaurants, or even at church. Most of our Life Groups are based in Elgin; however, we would love to establish Life Groups in Manor, McDade and the surrounding areas. 

When Do Life Groups Meet?

Life Groups meet weekly on a specific day of the week (Sun - Sat) depending on the group. Most groups meet for an average of 1.5 - 2 hours.

What Happens at Life Group?

Groups gather weekly to further discuss the Sunday sermon. Each Life Group is accompanied by sermon-based discussion questions to guide the conversations and understanding of Scripture. By engaging together, groups get to know the Bible and each other more as they study together. Along with focused times of reading the Bible, groups are challenged to put into practice what they discuss and learn with the goal of loving, learning and living like Jesus! 

Is Childcare Available?

We want to help you be able to join and wholeheartedly attend your Life Group. Each group handles childcare differently; so depending on your childcare needs, we may suggest specific groups that are better suit to accommodate. 

For more information, contact us at: or 512-285-4161.