WHAT IS IT?
A chance to jump start your sense of connection to community and grow in your faith.
Many of us like the idea of this, but we also have crazy schedules and don’t see how to fit another thing in! So this Fall we are offering a manageable small group introduction that will allow you to try it out without getting locked in forever. Meet once a week for nine weeks with a great group of people from our church! This will be an opportunity to hang out and get to know other folks while learning practical skills for building biblical community into your life.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Starting the week of September 23rd, there will be groups running in homes around our area almost every day of the week. There should be a group that will be a good fit for you.
Click here to see a calendar of small groups.
Space is limited for each group, so sign up as soon as possible.
To sign up for a group, see the sign-up sheets at the Help Desk in the Sanctuary this Sunday.
Or you can send an email right now to Lora
Here is what we will be studying:
God’s Word is full of practical advice that works – rules that help us flourish. Starting September 23, we are going to look at 9 Bible based rules for living life well. But to have a little fun with our titles, we decided to promote it as the exact opposite:
Nine sure fire ways to avoid being happy:
|Sept 23||Don’t take responsibility for your life – just try to skate by|
|Sept 30||Isolate yourself and be passive about your relationships|
|Oct 7||Be arrogant, opinionated and the self-appointed judge of others|
|Oct 14||Despise yourself and beat yourself up with perfectionism. Repeat.|
|Oct 21||Don’t take the Sabbath or play seriously – and treat your job as if it was your entire life… until you run out of life|
|Oct 28||Avoid conflict and telling the truth – live in unreality and help others do the same|
|Nov 4||Refuse to be the parent – set yourself and your children up for a lifetime of misery|
|Nov 11||Envy other peoples and compare yourself to them whenever possible|
|Nov 18||Avoid the possibility that God is real – so that you can cut yourself off from all the blessings that come from walking with your Maker.|
Our Small Group Philosophy
Our goal is to try to give everyone a chance to join small groups, while at the same time keeping the sense of community in a small group that is up and running. To meet both of these objectives, our small groups have definite start and stop dates. They run for a season, typically 6 to 9 weeks, then open enrollment begins again. This means you aren’t locked in forever if you join a small group. At the end of 6 to 9 weeks, you can leave and take a break, or try another small group, or you can just keep re-upping with the same small group. We do tend to cap a small group at 8 to 12 people, so sign up early to make sure you get in the group you want. If the small groups that work for you are already full this time, no worries, you will be able to sign up for a small group the next time around.
Lora will get back to you about what groups still have spots open. Join us for this fun, faith-building, friendship growing experience!