Life Transformation Groups
A Life Transformation Group (LTG) is a simple way to work at being a disciple of Jesus within an "intimate space" created for prayer, confession, accountability, and the practice of spiritual disciplines.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me... you will bear much fruit." John 15:5
Anabaptism & Discipleship
From an Anabaptist perspective, discipleship is "the essence of Christianity," and at its most basic, "the transformation of the entire way of life... after the teachings and example of Christ." In other words, being a Christian means being a disciple of Christ. And being a disciple means following Jesus with others in deep community as we join God's mission in the world through the power of the Spirit.
How does an LTG work? How does it differ from "small groups" at CMF?
Good question. Here's how...
FORM: Each group is made up of 3-4 people, all who are of the same gender, who commit themselves to a weekly rhythm of:
(1) reading the Bible for devotion, (2) meeting for mutual accountability, (3) prayerfully joining God's work in the world. No leader is required, but someone takes the initiative to start the group.
TRANSFORM: In order to be changed from the inside out, the group follows the example of Jesus, who lived a life of UP, IN and OUT. Jesus cultivated an intimate relationship with his Father (UP), a supportive relationship with God's people (IN), and a compassionate relationship with the world (OUT). The weekly practices of Bible reading, accountability and prayer strengthen and build up those relationships.
MULTIPLY: It is recommended that the group not grow past three but multiply into two groups of two once a fourth participant has joined the group. The goal is a movement of disciples who make disciples.
Brochures are available in our church foyer for more information and details.
Interested in joining or forming a LTG?
If you're interested in joining or forming a LTG with other disciples, please contact us.