LifeGroups are the foundation of aia. It is our desire that every athlete involved in aia get connected with a LifeGroup. While our outreach events and FUEL meetings aim to cultivate community, LifeGroups are specifically designed to create a transformational community. They are an opportunity to commit to a small group of fellow male or female athletes with whom you will meet weekly to discuss the Bible, to share the ups and downs of life, to bear each other’s burdens, and to hold each other accountable.
In order to serve these functions, it is important that those who join a LifeGroup are willing to be completely honest with their fellow members about their thoughts, feelings, and motivations…in short, their lives. LifeGroups seek to move past the superficial and ask those involved to do the same. Of course the reward for doing so are the incredible friendships you forge, friendships that will outlast your time behind these ivy walls.
LifeGroups are very free form and they vary significantly in their meeting time and their organization. Some consist of all Christians, others are primarily non-Christian; some focus primarily on Bible study, others serve more as accountability groups. But the bottom line is that they are fellow student-athletes who are sharing their lives and ultimately growing towards Jesus Christ.
AIA also has LifeGroups designed for those with questions about Christianity, God, the Bible, etc. If you would like to explore what Christianity is about and what it means to follow Jesus please consider joining a LifeGroup.
Sound gnarly? Want to join a LifeGroup? Just give us your name, year, and email.