Life Transformtion Groups (LTG's)
AT LOMPOC FOURSQUARE CHURCH
"...where two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst." Mathew 18:20
Understanding that Sunday services alone cannot build a strong follower of Jesus; these Life Transformation Groups (LTG's) have been put in place as a component of growth in your life. LTG's are made up of two or three people of the same gender who meet for an hour every other week for support, strength and encourage¬ment. This happens by scripture read¬ing, accountability character questions and praying for others to come to faith. Once a group reaches four, they will divide and form two groups and seek to add another person(s) to each group. This multiplication process is essential to the on-going life of these groups.
To participate in an LTG, you must recognize your need to grow deeper in your walk with Jesus.
LTG's are groups of two or three people.
The groups are not co-ed.
There is no curriculum, work book or training involved.
The three elements of the meeting are:
- Accountability and encouragement
- Sharing of Bible reading
- Prayer for each other and those outside of faith
THE GROUPS INVOLVE:
1. ACCOUNTABILITY QUESTIONS
(2 Timothy 2:19)
The first thing the LTG does together at a meeting is ask one another the ten accountability questions found on one side of the LTG Bible Bookmark. These questions are based on basic biblical principles. This is for accountability which values honesty, confidentiality and integrity. (Proverbs 27:17; James 5:16; Galatians 6:1-5)
The group must be a safe place where the participants feel they can be honest and vulnerable.
2. READING SCRIPTURE
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Each person must be committed to reading the scrip¬tures using the Read-through-the-Bible daily reading plan and the S.O.A.P journaling process.
3. STRATEGIC PRAYER FOCUS
We believe in the power and benefit of prayer. Our LTG's keep each other in prayer and also pray for those who we know who do not know Jesus.
4. REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
(Matthew 18:20; Genesis 1:28)
Each one is encouraged to have connections with unbelievers. It is the responsibility of each group member to live out the essential call of the church; to seek and save those who are lost.
5. INVITING OTHERS
Each one is encouraged to find others who would benefit from the group and invite them to participate with the approval of the group leader. The person you invite should already have some degree of relationship with you
"And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the day drawing near."