Life Groups

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Life Groups are a great way at FBC Elgin to love, learn, and live like Jesus...

together in a small group community!

Learn More About 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. 

  • Most Life Groups are based on life stage such as College & Young Adults, 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! 

  • Life Groups can meet at homes, coffee shops and restaurants, parks 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. 

  • 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.

  • Groups gather weekly to further discuss the Sunday sermon. Some groups start with food and fellowship while other groups jump right into the study time. Each Life Group and group members is provided with 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! 

  • 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. 

  • There are two ways to join a Life Group. 1) Join an existing Life Group, and 2) Start a new Life Group. 

    Either way, you begin by letting us know your interested by completing this Life Group form

    Our Life Group Coordinator will work with you to get you connected to an open group that fits your lifestage and availability. If no open Life Groups are available our Life Group Coordinator will work with you and others that are looking to join a group to form a new Life Group. 

  • If you have additional questions or need more information about the Life Group Ministry please email Pastor John at