Life Groups

Life Groups

Life Groups

Life Groups at FBCTLH are “church where life happens” for our members who have a common place, pursuit, or phase of life with those outside our campus.  Based on the life of the early church in Acts 2:41-47, we want everyone to be a part of one group that gathers off site with an outward focus that sees organic growth.

Registration is closed for this session, and will reopen again in December for our January training weekend!  Contact us if you need further information.


Rick Howerton (@rickhowerton) has one passion: to see “a biblical small group within walking distance of every person on the planet making disciples that make disciples.” He is pursuing this passion as the small group and discipleship specialist at LifeWay Church Resources. Rick has authored or co-authored multiple books, studies, and leader training resources, including:

  • A Different Kind of Tribe: Embracing the New Small Group Dynamic
  • Destination Community: Small Group Ministry Manual
  • The Gospel and the Truth: Living the Message of Jesus
  • Small Group Life Ministry Manual: A New Approach to Small Groups
  • Redeeming the Tears: a Journey Through Grief and Loss
  • Small Group Life: Kingdom
  • Small Group Kickoff Retreat: Experiential Training for Small Group Leaders
  • Great Beginnings: Your First Small Group Study

Rick’s varied ministry experiences as a collegiate minister, small group pastor, teaching pastor, elder, full-time trainer, and church consultant, as well as having been a successful church planter, give him a perspective of church life that is all-encompassing as a highly sought after communicator and trainer.


Friday, September 12
5:30pm    check-in and dinner
6:45pm    main session #1
8:15pm     breakout #1

Saturday, September 13
9:00am    light breakfast
9:30am    main session #2
10:45am   breakout #2
12:00pm   lunch
1:15pm      breakout #3
2:30pm    Q&A


September 7 :: registration deadline for EQUIP
September 12-13 :: EQUIP training weekend
September 21 :: commission Life Groups (Food Truck Sunday)
October 12 :: registration deadline for First Love
October 25 :: First Love
January 2015 :: next EQUIP training weekend (dates TBD)