Life Groups – Growing Disciples Together

“Now that I’ve had a year of “doing life” with my Life Group, I am so glad I took the step to get involved…”
“I so enjoyed meeting each week to further study the Word received on Sunday during the weekly message with a group of caring, committed, seeking-God men and women.”
GracePoint uses Life Groups to help partners grow as disciples in a small group setting. New groups start by studying what it means to be a disciple and then each group digs deeper into the Sunday message to understand how to apply the insights in our daily life.
Our Schedule: Life groups meet for 10 weeks, then take a 3-week break each quarter. The 2020-21 schedule:
  • Break: Mar 16 to April 5
  • Spring Term: April 6 to June 14 – Virtual Meetings!
  • Break: 15 June 15 to July 5
  • Summer Term: July 6 to September 13
  • Break: September 14 to October 4
  • Fall Term: October 5 to December 13
  • Break: December 14 to January 3
  • Winter Term: January 4 to March 14
Regular Groups: For the Spring Term, groups will meet virtually (Zoom, Webex, Google Hangout, etc.), contact the group leader to see what platform they are using. All groups will discuss the Sunday message to discover how to live out what we hear from God’s Word. Missed the Sunday service? No problem! Watch the last sermon and more on the Grace Point website’s Videos tab then join your Life Group for a deeper dive.
We are interested in your physical, spiritual and mental health, so the group information is tentative for now for the Spring Term. We will update as we learn and comply with safety precautions for the COVID-19 virus. We currently plan for groups meeting:
  • Sunday morning, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at Panera in Biddeford – Leader: John Borden (; 207-229-7993)
  • Tuesday evening, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Grace Point Church – Leader: Justin Johnson (
  • Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at 25 Winding Creek Lane, Biddeford – Leader: Eric Gates (; home 207-571-4394; cell 603-521-4300)
  • Wednesday evening, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at 11 Jessie Lane, Biddeford – Leader: Ken Bartow (; home 207-515-3737)
Special Group for Spring 2020: Occasionally we will offer a Christianity 10, Family Discipling group, or other specially focused group. We have no special groups planned for Spring 2020.
Don’t see a group that meets when you are available or just want more information? Contact Eric Gates (; home 207-571-4394; cell 603-521-4300) to learn about open groups and opportunities.