Starting January 2017
L3 is a discipleship ministry at Lakeshore Church that exist to make disciples who Love God, Lead Well, and Live the Gospel. L3 Groups consist of 4 to 8 same gender participants that meet monthly throughout the year.
Sunday School or Small Group classes are designed to reach lost people by getting them involved in the group. L3 Groups in contrast, consists of believers who desire a deeper walk with Christ. It is not evangelistic in its form or function, but in its fruit: it makes disciples, who then make disciples.
L3 Groups are a shift from a lecture setting with one teacher facilitating a discussion of a room full of students to an intimate, accountable relationship with a handful of like-minded people. In their book The Invested Life, Joel Rosenberg and T. E. Koshy suggest that a discipleship relationship is “more personal, more practical, and more powerful. A teacher shares information, while a discipler shares life; a teacher aims for the head, while a discipler aims for the heart; a teacher measures knowledge, while a discipler measures faith; a teacher is an authority, while a discipler is a servant; and a teacher says, ‘Listen to me,’ while a discipler says, ‘Follow me.’” This blueprint, sketched by Jesus Christ through His personal example, is how discipleship is accomplished in the lives of believers, and, ultimately, within the local church. When this plan is followed, those involved will participate in three dynamics that result in growth in their personal lives, as well as in the Kingdom: community, accountability, and multiplication.
Download L3 Groups Gospel Life Plan Resources
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