We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally, we often live out lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major (or even minor) issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God's word together.
At Northfield, our life groups usually consists of 8-12 people in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These groups are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of love in our community and the world around us.