Life Groups


In the times of need and times of fun, Life Groups are your source of frienship and support!

What do Life Groups offer?

They are your key to developing healthy relationships with those who share your interests, or people who are dealing with similar life issues. Life groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with God.

Groups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, or other locations throughout the area. These groups change and begin at different times during the year, so you have the opportunity to explore different groups, or join groups at any time. You'll never fully experience all Marathon Church has to offer until you connect in a life group!

A place to connect.

We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community and Life Groups provide a place for you to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.

Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. 1 Corinthians 9:22 TLB


A place to protect.

It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Life Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16 NLT


A place to grow.

We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Life Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Life Group FAQ's

What happens at a Life Group meeting?
You’ve probably seen Life Groups meeting and not even realized it. A life group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a life group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
How often does a Life Group meet?
Our Life Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, summer and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Life Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group!
Where do Life Groups meet?
Our Life Groups happen throughout the upstate of South Carolina and can be seen meeting anywhere from coffee shops, homes, our church, or even in a gym before shooting some hoops!
How long does a typical Life Group stay together?
Most Life Groups meet for just a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.
What if I don't like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!