Life Enrichment Groups (LEGs)
What is LEGs?
LEGs (Life Enrichment Groups) is a biblically-based strategy at PASSAGE to build strong, growing, and resourceful communities of faith (locally and globally) through:
Engaging fellowship, and
Practical small groups Bible study.
Who is LEGs designed for?
LEGs is perfectly suited for families, friends, churched and non-churched people, personal associates, professional colleagues, and new acquaintances. Formal affiliation with PASSAGE is NOT required.
Where does LEGs meet?
Each Life Enrichment Group has its own unique name, and each LEG meets wherever it is convenient and permissible for the group. For example, LEGs groups may meet in the home, the workplace, school or college campuses, neighborhood or community centers, clubhouses, parks or playgrounds, wellness institutions, church campuses, places of business, service organizations.
See below for details about already established LEGs.
The LEGs Strategy
The PASSAGE Vision is “An ever-expanding, global community of Christ’s disciples living the victorious life” – in short, our vision is Kingdom Expansion. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 15:57; I John 5:4-5; II Corinthians 2:14; Proverbs 29:18)
The PASSAGE vision statement is a declaration of our divine assignment and purpose in the earth and, therefore, our corporate commitment to fulfill it.
In the spirit of our 3E’s core values of Excellence, Effectiveness, and Efficiency, our strategy to fulfill this vision is comprised of three principal parts:
Promotion of the traditional church: Preserve, strengthen, and multiply/expand the traditional church through steadfast prayer, assembly, worship, discipleship/teaching, education, evangelism, mission, service, and fellowship. (Acts 2:46-47; Acts 5:14, 42; Acts 9:31, 35; Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:25; Isaiah 54:2-3; Isaiah 45:2-3).
Deployment of Life Enrichment Groups - LEGs: Organize, train, deploy, and support small groups called Life Enrichment Groups – LEGs, locally and globally. (Acts 2:42, 46-47; Acts 5:42; Matthew 9:37-38), and
Extensive employment of current multi-media and technology tools: Utilize a full range of computer systems, electronic media, and technology, including internet, social media, and telecommunications such as television and radio, etc. (Acts 5:28; II Chron 26:14-15; Exodus 35:31-32; Exodus 31:1-6; I Cor 9:22).
So, LEGs is a significant and integral part of a broader three-part strategy to fulfill the PASSAGE Vision. From a practical standpoint, we are putting legs under the Gospel.
What is the motto of LEGs?
The LEGs motto is simply GO!
What is the mission of LEGs?
The LEGs mission is GROWTH — Go Reach Others With The Heart!
The Great Commission and the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ serve as the guiding principles of LEGs. (See “Our Calling” below)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… Matthew 28:18-20
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
Why should you consider LEGs?
So why should you entertain joining one of PASSAGE’s existing LEGs or perhaps launching a new LEG?
LEGs is Biblical! It aligns with Jesus’ commands and the Apostle’s teachings.
LEGs is a fun, refreshing, and rewarding ongoing experience.
LEGs is designed for personal and spiritual growth.
LEGs provides a healthy way to meet new people, build healthy and mutually beneficial relationships/connections, and be a part of a small but increasingly strong and resourceful network of like-minded and supportive believers.
It is an opportunity to actively participate in friendly, encouraging, and helpful interactive discussions: raise questions, get clarifications, and share thoughts around the Word of God.
LEGs is also designed around learning practical and relevant ways/steps to apply principles taught in Sundays’ messages.
LEGs strengthens your personal prayer life through regularly praying with others in a small group.
LEGs promises to bless and help you while also making a positive difference in the lives of others: Be blessed and be a blessing.
LEGs in an introduction to and training for leadership opportunities in ministry.
In summary, LEGs is a safe place where friendly and like-minded people can encounter God, build godly relationships, and find resources to nurture their personal and spiritual growth.
Finally, God is glorified and honored through the faithfulness and obedience of those who adhere to His Son’s command to GO – giving of their time, talent, and treasure to the work of the Kingdom! And God rewards or blesses them accordingly.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
2 Corinthians 9:8
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
So, take the step that promises to bless your life: Put legs under the Gospel and join or launch a Life Enrichment Group. Get personally involved in Kingdom Expansion!