Life Groups serve to foster relationships, community, and spiritual growth through the fellowship of small groups made up of members of the Northwest University community. The driving force behind Life Groups is passion. The groups are established on the "free market principle" and are Need- and/or Interest-based. Each group has its own vision, purpose, function or focus upon which it establishes its identity. All of the Life Groups are open to any who can relate to or are passionate about the focus of that particular group. Life Groups enable students to connect relationally, spiritually, and emotionally in an environment of mutual encouragement and accountability. Diverse varieties of Life Groups are announced each semester and are an exciting opportunity for students to connect within a smaller group setting, outside of Chapel.