Hello awesome Grow Together Leaders, I hope your week has been well.
IS YOUR GROUP OPEN?
As a part of the Matthew series, we will be inviting people in the congregation to get involved in small groups. Our hope is to form some new groups, but also to place people in existing groups. I realize that not every group is ready for new members, but if your group would be interested in welcoming new members, please click here to email me and let me know.
If you heard Pastor Wayne’s State of the Church message two weeks ago, you know that as a church we are in a season of prayer and evaluation. If you happened to miss that message you can watch it online here. Over the last few weeks we have been praying as a staff for God’s direction and we spent time this week prayerfully doing some strategic planning. We are also inviting the congregation to join us in a week of prayer Feb. 6-10. More details to come on that.
However as I was chatting with a friend today, I was reminded that this is something we can each do within the context of our small groups and classes. I would ask you to consider taking time in the next couple weeks to pray with your small group or class for our church, our leaders, and God’s direction in the coming year.
As the church is in a season of recalibration, it may also be a good time to recalibrate your group or class. Community has a funny way of veering of course slowly over time. If your group has been meeting for a while, or you just sense that it might be time to recommit yourself to specific goals or practices, I would encourage you to take some time to discuss with your group what might need to change or be modified so that you can reach the ultimate goal of being more like Jesus because of the time you spend together.
DEVOTED TOGETHER PART 2
This weekend Pastor Brian will be preaching part 2 of the Devoted Together series. We will be talking about what it means to be Devoted to Jesus as we worship together. Being in a small group or class is a huge part of being in a community who is Devoted Together. I wanted to share with you the insert that will be in the program this weekend. See below. We will be specifically talking about the bottom section called “Worship”. As you think about your class or group time this coming week, I would encourage you to spend a few minutes talking about what this means for each individual as well as your group/class.
Thank you again for faithfully leading and shepherding the people God has entrusted to you. Please let me know if you need anything.
God Bless, JG