Life Groups are a vital part of New Garden Church. Life Groups are designed for deeper connection beyond a conversation on Sunday morning. As they are named, these are groups of people who are sharing their lives with one another. In the good times, the hard times, and the confusing times Life Groups seek to foster an atmosphere of openness and comfortability within their group. Life Groups seek joy together in all times: in happy moments like sharing a meal, celebrating a birthday, or enjoying a holiday; and also in the sad moments like mourning the loss of a loved one, experiencing relationship troubles, and dealing with moral missteps. God created community so that we would not ever be alone, and that is why we have Life Groups.
Life Groups meet regularly during the week in people’s homes, coffee shops, and other places where community is found.
Connect Groups are a dynamic and valuable aspect of New Garden Church. Connect Groups are designed to connect people as they get to know our church. While Connect Groups do not have the same goal as Life Groups, they are similar in that they are a group of people who meet regularly. These groups are centered around the act of doing something together. As people, we have certain things that we each enjoy doing, and a great way to get to know someone is sharing those interests with others. The goal of these Connect Groups is to form quick and easy connections in low-risk environments so that new guests can get to know our partners.