Hello amazing leaders, I want you to know that the leadership of our church deeply appreciates you. Thank you for taking the step not only to grow in Christ, but to help others grow in Christ. Thank you for being a Disciple and a Disciple-er.
FYWBTG – WEEK 3
While I realize that many groups and classes have not completed Week 2 yet, I wanted to get you thinking about your week 3 gathering. Week 3 is about the Awakening to Help. When we realize that we are unable to fulfill our longings on our own, we awaken to the realization that help is available to us through Jesus Christ.
We recognize that many of the people in your groups and classes have taken this step in a big way, but often still need to take this step regarding particular issues in their lives. As you prepare for week 3 please keep that perspective in mind. Remember that your vulnerability with your group sets the tone for their ability to be vulnerable as well.
“Our love for another is a lifestyle, not a weekly activity. There’s no corner of our hearts or lives that God meant for us to keep from our local community of believers. It doesn’t mean you have to spend every waking hour with these people. It does mean they should be tied into your life in more significant ways than what pew you sit in on Sundays. Like that first church, we need to find creative ways to live together in the everyday, incorporating the word, prayer, food, and meaningful relationships.”
I would encourage you to take a few minutes to read the rest of the article here: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-big-god-in-your-small-group
Another resource I wanted to encourage you to check out is this one from Rightnow Media on “Forming Strong Relationships in Your Group.” https://www.rightnow.org/Training/Post/View/20531
If you don’t have a Rightnow Media account, you can create one here: https://www.rightnow.org/Account/Invite/firstdecatur
Also, If you are looking for something for the men or women in your group to do outside of normal group time, we have a couple great events coming up.
- The Women’s “Stock the Block” Event is coming up MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM 6-9PM at the church. For more information and to register, please click here.
Thank you again for leading your group (or class) so faithfully. Please let me know if you need anything.
Thank you, JG