LIFE GROUPS (The Table)
Salem Life Groups seek to fulfill our mission at Salem which is “Living lives of love with God, in community and on mission.” To talk about that mission, we use the imagery of the Cave + Table + Road. The Cave (where we engage in authentic conversation with the LORD), the Table (where we engage in authentic conversation with each other) and the Road (where we engage in authentic conversation with the world). We believe that if we neglect any of these our growth becomes unbalanced. Although Life groups are focused around the table, they are designed to foster all three of these rhythms.
Consider this: While Jesus never neglected the crowd, he spent the majority of his time focusing on a few. He spent years fostering friendships through disciple making relationships, and at the end of his life before his arrest and crucifixion, we find him in an upper room eating with his closest followers. The table represents the people we intentionally invite into our lives to eat both physical and spiritual meals. The table is a key component in developing and training to multiply Jesus’ way of life. Our hope for Table moments is that we are:
- Stirred by Scripture together
- Struggle well by being authentic in our struggles and pointing each other to Jesus
- Serving each other
Life Groups are made of 3-21 people and meet at least twice a month. During the summer months, most Life Groups do not meet regularly, but the friendships that were started, remain throughout the year. Sometimes the group will plan “get togethers” to keep in touch. We hope that you will consider being in one of these transformative communities.
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