Live Second Groups
Change has come. The coronavirus situation has forced us out of our normal routines. You can’t go to your church buildings on Sunday mornings. You can’t meet at the local coffee shop for a Bible study. So what do you do? How can you maintain your Christian communities in these uncertain times? We can help!
e3 has created an online Christian community strategy that we refer to as “Live Second Groups”. These groups can help you maintain and even further your Christian community. We provide you with content and coaching to continue growing as Christ followers in the midst of the current coronavirus situation. And it’s all FREE! Continue learning from the Bible, developing strong spiritual disciplines, and remaining attentive to the needs of others around you.
How it Works
e3 utilizes virtual meeting technology and an obedience-based discussion and discovery Bible study known as “3/3rds” to establish Live Second Groups. You can learn more about 3/3rds here. If you are unsure of how to set up online meetings or how to lead a Bible study using the 3/3rds pattern, no problem! We’ll walk you through how to do everything. We have dozens of coaches ready and eager to serve you.
What You’ll Accomplish
God is using Live Second Groups to equip the church, to deepen our relationship with Him, and to engage more people who are searching for hope and peace in their lives.
When you start or join a Live Second Group, we provide you with a “Live Second Game Plan” that walks you through the 3/3rds Bible study pattern and 10 weeks of Bible stories to study. We also provide you with a FREE coordinator who will model what it looks like to organize and lead a Live Second Group and assist you with anything else you may need.
Who to Invite
Group leaders can start with friends and family. If you already have small groups from church, you can start there too! Then invite others from your “Oikos” as well. Think of people in your sphere of influence — those close to you who are far from God. People are searching for hope right now. They’re more open to the gospel. Inviting them to your Live Second Group could be a great way to share the love and hope of Christ with them!
What You’ll Learn
As mentioned above, the Live Second Game Plan walks you through 10 weeks of Bible stories using the 3/3rds Bible study pattern. Throughout the course of the 10 weeks, you’ll learn about many of the commands Christ gives us as His followers, and simple tools to help you with those commands. You’ll grow in obedience and boldness for Christ and in confidence to share the Good News with others. Some of the tools you’ll learn include:
A simple way to share your testimony with someone in just 15-seconds.
3-Circles Gospel Sharing Tool
A method of sharing the gospel that is both easy to learn and understand.
The functions of a healthy church as is shown to us in Acts 2:36-47.
Equip God’s People. Evangelize His World. Establish His Church.
e3 Partners exists to make the local church accessible to every person, everywhere. We started in 1987 with short-term trips to Mexico, and over the last 32 years, God’s grown the ministry, expanded our vision, and used our teams to do some incredible things for His Kingdom. Last year alone, we helped plant over 60,000 new churches!
We want to help you reach those far from God and build up the body of Christ, because like you, we have a burden for the lost—for reaching them with the hope and love of Jesus. We believe Jesus is the hope of the world and this hope can be found in the expression of the gospel through the local church. You can learn more about our ministry here.
“We’ve been training our church to facilitate Live Second groups and in just two weeks we have seen new and deeper level of relationships as people connected in a new format online.”
“In this time when we haven’t been able to hang out with our friends, Live Second Groups have provided opportunities to check in on one another and introduce friends to the hope of Christ through simple Bible discovery discussions.”
“The online training has helped during the COVID-19 crisis. Our weekly training has provided clear vision for how we can continue to make disciples even through the temporary suspension of church meetings. I can’t wait to see where the Lord leads us the rest of this year.”