Grow Together Weekly Update | Dec 17

Merry Christmas

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.54.23 PMOn behalf of my family I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. We are blessed to be a part of the First Christian family and to have the opportunity to serve with each of you.  We hope you have a great Christmas!

 

 

Common Threads [January Series]

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 12.43.40 PMAs I’ve mentioned over the last several weeks, we have a new series beginning the weekend of Jan 9/10.  In this series, we will examine five common threads that run through our prayer lives. Each week, we will look at a biblical perspective and prayer perspective on one of five common themes people tend to ask for prayer for [relationships, health, direction, spirituality, and finances].

As a part of this series, I am creating a Grow Together study designed for your group or class to use following each week’s sermon.  I would love it if every group would participate in this study.  

There will be a downloadable discussion guide for each week of the study.  I will have all of those posted on line soon. But in the mean time, to give you a perspective on what these will look like, you can download the 1st week’s guide here: Common Threads – Small Group Study – Week 1

I will also have paper copies available if you would prefer not to download.

Adding People to Your Group???

Starting the weekend of Dec 26/27, we will be inviting the congregation to join a small group during this 5 week study.  Our hope is that these people will stick in their groups far beyond the 5 weeks.  Ideally, we would love to add people to your existing group.  If you are interested in having people join your group, please email me at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org and let me know.

Thank You

ThankYou-71Finally, thank you for making a difference in the lives of the people in your groups and classes.  Thank you for walking with them through the storms they face, and praying for them along the way. Thank you for helping them become more like Christ.  Thank you for challenging them to grow and explore in a deeper way who God made them to be.  Thank you for reflecting God’s love, grace, and kindness.  Thank you for leading with me!  Have a great Christmas!

One thought on “Grow Together Weekly Update | Dec 17

  1. Laura Reimer says:

    These are very helpful and encouraging! Thank you

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