Life Groups

Life Groups are a small group of folks (typically 8 to 14 people) sharing life, caring for, growing, serving and studying God's word together. Interested in learning more? Send us your contact information and little about you through this form.  
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Connect in a Life Group this year! RSVP

Bloomington East - GroupLink | September 8th, 6:00pm | Gym (enter door #4). 
GroupLink is THE place to connect with a new or existing group. At this event you'll learn about group life, meet new people & leaders, discuss the best times to meet, and enjoy light snacks as you chat.  RSVP to save a spot and to reserve childcare:  RSVP for East GroupLink

 - Contact Shawn to connect with a Life Group.
Bloomington West - Contact Bill P to connect in a Life Group

Have questions? Email Nancy today.

From the Blog

Life Group Core Values
Aug 02, 2019

Life Groups at Sherwood Oaks exist to help members:

Grow Spiritually:
Spiritual growth is important to Life Groups as it is a direct result of obeying Jesus' first, greatest commandment to us: to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind.

Serve Others:
Service should be about demonstrating God's love for others whether believer or not.

Build Relationships
Relationships are important to Life Groups as Jesus demonstrated it as a priority in his life. Jesus spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know his disciples and followers in the common places of life.

Multiply? This a term we use for encouraging everyone to make room for others who are not connected. Multiply means that while your group is growing closer and deeper, you recognize the need to include others rather than pulling our circles tighter. This can take on many different forms and each group should discuss what could work best for them.  Questions?  Contact any Core Team member or send us an email

From the Blog

Recommended Life Group Studies & Resources
Aug 02, 2019

What studies has your group enjoyed?  Let us know and we'll share with other groups. Click here to share. 
Looking for a new study for your life group? Our leaders recommend these:  

Life Group Study Recommendations:

"Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman
"Forgotten God" by Francis Chan
"Ask it" by Andy Stanley
"Take it to the Limit" by Andy Stanley
"Phillipians" by Matt Chandler
"Work As Worship" Various speakers

The Bible Project videos on You Tube - various topic, books of the Bible and historical background information.


From the Blog

Life Group Connection
Aug 01, 2019
Ready to Join a Life Group?  

GroupLink | Sept 8, 6:00pm | Gym at East  RSVP
Life groups are a great way to build community, study the Bible, pray and serve together. These small groups are typically made up of 6-14 people, some in similar life stage or based on matching schedules.  
GroupLink is a great opportunity to meet face to face with others who are looking for a group.  During the event, we spend a little time discussing what a group is, group life expectations and charting schedules and maps together. While this can seem a bit awkward, we have found that letting YOU pick your group is the best formula for a successful group experience.
So come and find a group of friends at GroupLink! 
RSVP to reserve your spot and for childcare. 

GroupLink | Sept 8, 6:00pm | Gym at East
Questions?  Email Nancy to get started in finding a place with a small group here at Sherwood Oaks.  

From the Blog

Sacred Pathways Sermon Series
Jul 08, 2019

July 14-August 18

This sermon series, will help us explore different ways that we can interact with God, to grow deeper in our understanding and personal faith experience.  The traditional pathways of Bible study, prayer, and corporate worship are not the only preferred pathways for everyone. Through this series, other ‘sacred pathways’ will be explored to encourage each believer to find and regularly practice his/her most fruitful pathway to MOVE forward spiritually.  This is great for your personal discipleship or discuss in your group!

Based on the book: Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas, check out the study guide which provides simple explanations of each pathway, scripture references, examples, scripture references, and practical action steps for each. Click Here!

From the Blog

One Life Update
Feb 22, 2019

How's it going with your OneLife?  

We encourage our Life Groups to continue praying for and supporting one another as we reach out to our One Life's.  For each one of us, the progress will look and feel different.  Some might be experiencing joys and progress while others are still working on the first "D".  That's ok!  The important thing is to not give up!  It is a privilege to pray for each other and those that we are trying to share God's love with.  Let's not give up our intercessory prayers for those that God has laid on our hearts.  

1. Develop Friendship
2. Discover Stories
3. Discern Next Steps

We want you to be encouraged that each of our steps and results will look different.  Be faithful and do whatever God has put in front of you to do for your One Life!

 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  I Cor 3:6

If you have any questions or stories to share, please feel free to contact Shawn Green.   

Did your group miss the 3D1 Training?  Contact Brad Pontius to signup for a session.   


Upcoming Events

Group Link
Sunday, September 08, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Group Link is the place to connect with a Life Group this fall. You'll meet new people and group up with others with whom you have something in common (life stage...

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