At Atlantic Shores, a life group is more than just a Bible study. Life Groups S.E.R.V.E. throughout the year. This is part of what makes community life at Shores a unique, exciting, diverse, and spiritually fulfilling experience.
S = Spiritual Formation
Life groups gather for Bible study and prayer. We call this reaching in. A sermon-based life group goes deeper into the message preached that week by our pastor through small group discussion.
E = Evangelism
Life groups reach in through Bible study and prayer, but they also reach out through evangelism. They find ways to connect with unchurched and dechurched people in their neighborhood and community, build relationships of integrity, and share the gospel.
R = Recreation
The life group that plays together stays together. They find ways to have fun together and enjoy life through recreation. This is not hard to do in the Virginia Beach area which is one of the best recreational destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
V = Volunteerism
Life groups find ways to volunteer on the church campus to make the weekends happen at Shores; they also find ways to volunteer in their community and become the hands and feet of Jesus to others.
E = Extending Care and Compassion
Life groups care for one another when a family crisis arises. They pray for one another, visit one another in the hospital, provide meals, etc. They also find ways to share the love of Jesus by connecting with a compassion ministry in their community and by going on short-term missions trips together.