Life Groups are a very simply idea. They create community, talk about truth and show love to those around them.
We have kept them simple so that as many people as possible can make the idea their own, creating community around them, exploring truth with friends and neighbours and loving others together.
An increasing part of the work of Dignity is sharing the simple ideas we have developed and honed over the last 12 years. We now have a library of written materials and videos of key training sessions that make it super easy for people to start a Life Group wherever they are. We run an ongoing programme of translations to make these as accessible as possible for the communities where Life Groups meet. Click on any of the images to find out more and for free downloads where available.
Wanting to plant Life Groups? Start here!
Drawing on 10 years of experience The Away Kit shares valuable working methods and lessons we have learnt as we have partnered with hundreds of communities and thousands of people to help them live amazing lives and be part of everyday miracles.
The Away Kit equips you to share the simple approach of Life Groups in any mission context. Packed full with practical advice and spiritual guidance it will teach you why and how to partner with others to inspire transformed lives and communities, bringing freedom from poverty through relationship with Jesus.
So you’ve started a Life Group – now you want to help others do the same…
Plant was written to help people teach others how to start and run Life Groups. It can be used by Life Group leaders or members, those going on short term mission or by you in your home community. It is a condensed version of Dignity’s Living the Light training that has been run with thousands of villagers in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now available in 8 languages and videos of key sessions are available in English and Bemba.
Need something to study with your Life Group?
Foundations is a group study course written with Life Groups in mind. Foundations helps people explore and grow in their relationship with God and encourages them to serve their community. It was written to provide high quality materials that could be used in a variety of geographical locations and cultural groups around the world. Foundations is a set of 4 books, each containing 13 interactive group study sessions. It has been written by volunteer guest authors from around the world and compiled and edited by Dignity.
Encourage your Life Group to impact their wider community for good…
Love Your Village is a 10 week study and group discussion resource that not only helps people to understand what they could do in their community, but more importantly, why they should do it. Each study session includes whole passages from the Bible and activities designed to help people interact with the Bible, each other and God. Illustrations from every day life, memory verses, sketches and interactive prayer are used to bring the group together and make everyone feel involved. Every week there is also an application session, to help apply the study material to everyday village life.
Later this year we will be publishing Love Your Children, a similar group study course that will help Life Groups explore how they can help children in their communities flourish and be kept safe.
Are you looking for a bit of encouragement and some handy hints each month?
Awaken gives you bite-sized insights into why and how to plant a Life Group. We will share highlights of the teaching we have used that has helped hundreds of people successfully plant a Life Group. You can ask us to send this to you by email of WhatsApp.