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. Meet once a week for seven 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 October 8th, 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’s a description of what we will be studying:
Seizing the Day with the Book of James
This fall we will be studying the Book of James together as a church. James is one of the most practical guides for living the good life found in the scriptures. Whichever service you attend this fall, we will be learning together how God’s Word applies to the very practical issues we all deal with: temptations, struggles, anger, and worry, as well as hopes, dreams, blessings, and what it means to live a noble life. Each week we will get the chance to hear a sermon on the scripture Sunday morning, and then meet that week with our small group to dig into the scriptures together.
All of us want to get better at life. Getting wiser alone, however, is not the way it works. God didn’t wire us to catch onto wise and godly living through lone-ranger attempts at learning; it’s something that rubs off on us when we spend time with others who have the wisdom of God living inside of them. As the proverb says, “Iron sharpens iron as one person sharpens another.”
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 4 to 8 weeks, then open enrollment begins again. This means you aren’t locked in forever if you join a small group. At the end of 4 to 8 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!