God created us to enjoy relationships! We are all born with a deep need to know and be known. Our God is a relational God and he has created us to “Do Life Together” as well. His design for us has wired us to want vibrant and growing connection with Him and each other, so it’s natural that we grow deeper in our faith and in abundant, joyful living when we live life together. NEWLIFE Groups are a place to learn from God’s Word and each other and gives us a place to belong.
Living in community in the form of groups has been a longstanding value of Memorial Park Church. We offer two pathways to help you get connected — by starting or joining a NEWLIFE Group and by serving in a ministry at the church. NEWLIFE Groups at Memorial Park are a place to:
CONNECT with God and others
CARE for one another through joys and sorrows of life
GROW in our faith as we help one other apply God's truth and Word to our lives.
NEWLIFE Groups are a great place to ask questions, express opinions and relate scripture to our lives. We desire for our groups to reach out to others in their everyday lives with loving-kindness. This simple act of intention can be life changing for a hurting person.
NEWLIFE Groups is our new name for small groups. Memorial Park members have enjoyed them for years and have said things like:
- “The closest friends I have in the church are people I met in my group. I can’t imagine life without them now.”
- “The most significant periods of growth in my relationship with God have all come when I’ve been active in a group.”
So, come on! Let’s Connect, Care, and Grow with NEWLIFE Groups!
“…The God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4