Harmonious Fellowship

One of the keys to being a healthy church is experiencing a high degree of harmonious fellowship. This highlights the importance, not only of the worship we participate in together as a church, but the relationships we have with one another within the church. As we explore this fellowship (Grk. Koinonia) we begin by looking at the nature of God Himself and the doctrine of the Trinity- the understanding of God as “three in one” and its implications for the church today!

***This month we did not have the opportunity to preface our Service Group Time with teaching from the pulpit, so group Leaders are encouraged to also read the Leaders’ Guide before your first meeting.

Service group guides:

July 14 Leaders Guide

July 14

July 21

 

Children’s Activity Sheets:

July 14 Children’s Bible Lesson

July 21 Children’s Bible Lesson

July 28 Children’s Bible Lesson

 

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Gift-Oriented Ministry

We know that all good things comes from above, from our Heavenly Father and some of the greatest things He gives… are the gifts from His Spirit which enable us to serve Him and to further His Kingdom. One can sing like an angel. Another can read and understand like its nobody’s business! All are different and yet we are all ONE in Christ. The beautiful thing about His church is that God calls people from all walks of life with different gifts, talents and abilities and tells us to work together to be His body… His hands & feet in a lost and hurting world.

This month we want to explore how God has gifted each of us uniquely and ask ourselves, “Are we putting God’s most gracious gifts to use for Him in our lives?”  Are you?

Group Discussion Guides:

June 9 (2)
June 16
June 23  Gifts Assessment – this week, instead of providing a discussion guide, we are providing a “Gifts Assessment” and we encourage members of your group to take time to complete the inventory for themselves and then talk thru it with the group.  Identify & discuss each one’s top three ‘gifts’ as described by the guide AND how they can be put to use for the Kingdom and at Washington Street.

Children’s Activity Sheets:

June 9 Children’s Bible Lesson
June 16 Children’s Bible Lesson
June 23 Children’s Bible Lesson

 

Spiritual Leadership

Beginning Sunday, May 5, we will spend the month of May discussing the importance of good, strong Spiritual Leadership in the church… and the role spiritual leaders play in mobilizing the people of God to be the people God wants us to be.

Small Group Discussions:

May 12- (will be Senior Night & we are meeting at the building at 6pm)
May 19
May 26

Children’s Activity Sheets:

May 12 Children’s Bible Lesson

May 19 Children’s Bible Lesson

May 26 Children’s Bible Lesson

 

Devotion to Prayer

The early church was a church absolutely devoted to prayer. That is evident in the example we have of their early gatherings (Acts 2:42-f) and the way in which they persevered thru the trials of living in the 1st century Rome and survived even in the face of persecution. Of course, they had learned this from Jesus himself. This month we are going to pursue a greater devotion to prayer. We challenge each group to make your meetings more than fellowship and more than Bible discussion (as important as these are) but to also devote large amounts of attention on going to God in prayer. We hope these discussion guides will help…

Discussion Guides:

April 21

April 14

Children’s Activities:

April 14 Children’s Bible Lesson

April 21 Children’s Bible Lesson

April 28 Children’s Bible Lesson

 

Devotion to Scripture

Churches of Christ used to be known as a “people of the Book” and a “Back to the Bible” movement.  Does that mean, though, that we are “devoted to Scripture” in the same way the early church was? (Acts 2:42)  Join us this month as we explore what it looks like to be devoted to Scripture as we follow Jesus.

Children’s Activities:

March 10 Children’s Bible Lesson

March 17 Children’s Bible Lessons

March 24 Children’s Bible Lesson

March 31 Children’s Bible Lessons

Service Group Discussion Guides:

March 10

March 17

March 24

A Church Growing for Him… in 2019

Church, our shepherds have set before us a goal to “Grow for Him” as a congregation in 2019.  Never wanting to rest on our laurels or simply glory in our past we are seeking ways to grow in the following areas throughout the year:

  • Spiritually… in our relationship with God thru Jesus Christ
  • Relationally… in our relationships with one another as brothers & sisters in Christ
  • Physically… in number as our congregation reaches new people and others are brought to Christ and into our church family
  • Outwardly… as we make a greater impact on our community for Christ

I hope you will join us on this journey!  And come back often to this blog as it will be updated weekly to reflect each week’s theme and small group discussion guide.