At Beth Sar Shalom we believe that a balanced congregational life consists of attending our Shabbat worship services and being a part of a L’chaim (life) group.
So much of our Messianic discipleship deals only with what you need to know, but not who you need to be with. That is sad, because if we get the relationships right, the knowledge will follow. These groups are designed for members of Beth Sar Shalom to have close relationships and interaction with other members.
Three benefits of L’chaim groups:
1. Personal Discovery
You can learn, ask questions, involve yourself in the lives of others, and generally make yourself vulnerable among other people who are doing the same in L’chaim groups. You just can’t do that in sermons. There is no conversation, no feedback, and no questions. Spiritual growth happens better with others, in community, with open lines of communication and freedom to speak into one another’s lives.
2. Smaller Communities Are More Effective
Smaller communities act more like, well, communities. You simply cannot know everyone beyond a certain point, and you certainly will not open up about your struggles in a large group of people you don’t know.
3. Deeper Friendships
L’chaim groups deliver deeper friendships that double as accountability. When people really know you your life becomes far more transparent.
This creates opportunities to deal with real life difficulties as they surface.
If you are a regular attender and consider Beth Sar Shalom to be your congregation then join a L’chaim group today!