Hey family, I hope you have already signed up and are planning on being a part of a Life Group this Fall – but if you have forgotten then there is still time! This evening your brothers and sisters will be meeting across the city in homes and even a group here at the building… and for good reason! As we have seen for years now, there is so much value in us growing closer together and that happens so much faster and better when we get out of the auditorium and into smaller groups in our homes. It is in Life Groups that we can share ideas, grow together, share our burdens and process the meaning of scripture and its application! In Life Groups we have the time and numbers to be able to tailor the discussions and seek to answer questions… and they provide a readymade group to help support you in prayer and actions – so that you don’t have to rely on the office or ‘grapevine’ to get the word out about what is needed. We are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27), and the body needs to know and interact with one another to function well, and this is one of the main thrusts of how we as a congregation are seeking to achieve that.
Even if all that doesn’t click for you, or meet a felt need – I still want you to come. Why? Well, perhaps you will be the one that can help others. Maybe you have gone through something or learned something, and God wants to use you to help another. Maybe you will be the one that gets more out of it than you thought… or maybe God will use you, as he has so many before, to be an encouragement through your effort and dedication. There are many that are looking to see what it means to be a disciple of Christ, dying to self, taking up your cross and following HIM. Showing up does take a commitment, it sometimes clashes with what you would rather do – but it is worth it. Come give it a try. Commit to coming for a while and see what God does through you and in you.
Striving alongside you for the prize,
Leader: Richard Bonner Leader: Frank Graves Leader: Mark Mokry
Location: Bonner Home Location: Graves Home Location: Church Bldg.
Time: 6:00 p.m. Time: 5:30 p.m. Time: 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Jay Cline Leader: Mark Casella (Youth Group)
Location: Cline Home Location: Casella Home
Time: 5:00 p.m. Time: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.