Formation Groups offer deeper discipleship and deeper change.  By design, they involve a higher level of commitment than our other group expressions in order to foster a culture of high receiving and high challenge.  Spiritual practices, Faithwalking, and leadership principles form the content covered.  Leaders of our Formation Groups invest in and share life with members.  Participants can expect to do outside homework and engage in a coaching element.  Most groups will be made up of 4-6 members and meet bi-weekly.

For a detailed listing of current formation groups, see below. For more information, please contact us at groups@accesslive.org


2018 Fall Formation Groups

MIssion Partner Formation Groups

Focus: A Life of Discipleship Year 1

Description:  We envision Mission Partnership as a "rich, discipleship experience."  This group aims to equip Mission Partners with the tools and resources to sustain a lifetime of discipleship.  You will develop a strong theological foundation and understanding of discipleship as well as be challenged to learn new practices that will deepen your life with God in the areas of soul, community, and mission.  

Attendee Requirements: Must be Mission Partner*.  Click here to learn more about becoming a Mission Partner. 

Frequency:   Meets bi-weekly for 2 hrs with coaching happening during non-meeting weeks for 9 months.  

Current Offerings:

  • Heights or Memorial Area | Leader: Michael Shih | Bi-weekly Wed. 7-9 PM starting Oct. 10
  • Bellaire | Leader: Ted Law & Naoko Fu | Bi-weekly Fri. 9:30 - 11:30 AM starting Sept. 28
  • Access | Leader: John Lin |  Bi-weekly Sun 2-3:30 PM starting Oct. 7
  • If you don't see a time that works for you, we encourage you to sign up and indicate your available times.  We may open up an additional group on Tuesday nights or make other adjustments as necessary.  

Faithwalking Formation Groups

There are currently no Faithwalking Formation Groups for Fall 2018, but there is a FW101 Learning Group starting October 1. Stay tuned for a Faithwalking 201 Formation Group in Spring 2018. See the Access Faithwalking page for more details on Faithwalking groups.