Monthly Archives: April 2014

Being Intentional

The INTENTIONAL CHURCH CONFERENCE is a one-day event designed for ANYONE serving in ANY capacity in the local church (which includes you – if you’re reading this right now). Our featured speaker this year will be Dr. Don Wilson, pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in Arizona, and there will also be 15 breakout sessions.

You may be asking yourself, “What does this conference have to do with me?”

As a GROW or SERVE TOGETHER group leader, you will definitely want to hear from Don Wilson. His church, Christ’s Church of the Valley, is built on a model of neighborhood-based small groups that carry out large and small-scale service projects tailored to meet the needs of local families, schools & communities.

Does that sound familiar? Absolutely! At First Christian Church, we not only want to help you grow spiritually, but we also encourage everyone to share the Gospel throughout the community – with those in need, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. You may discover something new that your group can implement together.

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Also, here are some breakout sessions that you as a GROW or SERVE TOGETHER group leader may be interested in attending:

  • Tough Questions, Biblical Answers (10:30am) – Every generation of Christians has faced tough questions created by changes in cultural thinking. Our moment in time is no different. This workshop will examine how the Bible and the biblical worldview narrative helps us respond to the tough questions of our time.
  • Room for Doubt (1:30pm) – Do you ever have doubts about your faith or know others who do? Among 18-29 year olds with a Christian background, 38% have significantly doubted their faith at some time; 23% have significant intellectual doubts; and 10% feel that they are not allowed to talk about their doubts in church. We will offer some guidelines for how we can have, and communicate, a confident faith that still makes room for doubt.

The cost is $20 for advance registration or $25 after Friday, April 18. Lunch is included!

To register, visit firstdecatur.org/icc2014 (or click on the image above).

Brian and I look forward to see you there!

Tim Revis

Group Life Deacon

trevis@firstdecatur.org
217.725.9089

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