Are you in need of personal connection with other caring individuals in a small group?
Are you willing to invite more people into your current small group?
Would you be willing to step out in faith and lead a new small group?
Are you looking to meet some new people and desire to try a different small group?
All of the above are part of our small group emphasis that will begin in January. Our desire is to help everyone have a small group of people who they can personally grow closer to so that they work out their faith, live in community, and love others around them.
Starting January 8th the entire church will begin a four week church wide study called "EXPERIENCE LIFE". Pastor Greg will be preaching about how this fits our vision and all the small groups will be viewing a DVD or /Streaming video by Pete Briscoe. This is a chance for us to unite as an entire church body and invite others into our small group ministry.
Here's what you can personally do in preperation for this church-wide kick off. First, pray that all are willing to participate and get personally involved. (That includes YOU). Second, ask yourself all of the questions that are at the begining of this blog, and e-mail me any response that God instills in your heart. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Third, prepare others by talking about this in your small group, in your women's circle, and with people not yet connected to a small group. Then, we'll all participate and watch how God works.
"...to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Eph. 4:12&13.
Isn't it cool to see people living out the scriptures. ---Your Family & Discipleship Dir., Dan Barkholz