July- Courage

As we continue our exploration into the character traits of Jesus in order that we might increase our impact on our own community, this month we turn to the virtue of COURAGE.

Service Group Discussions:

July 12 Courage #1

July 19 Courage #2

Children’s Lessons:

Courage Lesson 1

Courage Lesson 2

Courage Lesson 3

Courage Lesson 4

June- Selflessness

WE ARE BACK!  Service groups have resumed meeting (check with your group leader about times & plans) and for the month of June we will be talking about the essential character component of “Selflessness” which is so needed in our world today!

How can we make an impact on our community for Jesus? By BEING Jesus to our community and demonstrating the character of Jesus to those around us each and every day.  Join us as we strive to develop the virtue of “selflessness” like Jesus.

Service group guides:

June 21 Selflessness

June 28 Selflessness

Children’s discussion guides:

June 8 Selfless lesson 1

June 13   Selflessness Lesson 2

June 20   Selflessness Lesson 3

June 27  selflessness lessson 4

 

March- Kindness

Throughout the month of March we are going to be focusing on the virtue of kindness.  It is that quality of friendliness, generosity and consideration for others that is so important as we engage our community with the good news of Jesus. Even more important, it is the way we share with others the goodness we have received in Jesus!

Discussion guides:

March 8 Kindness

15 March Kindness

March 22 Kindness

 

Children’s guides:

march 8 kindness

march 15, 2020 kindness

march 22, 2020 Kindness

March 29,2020 Kindness

February- “Practicing Hospitality”

This month we’re exploring the Christian virtue of Hospitality and how it will empower us to impact our community in greater ways.

We are defining Hospitality as- “the practice of welcoming the stranger, as well as the friend, with warmth, fellowship and service for the glory of God.”

Service Group Discussion Guides:

Feb 9 Hospitality

Feb 16 Hospitality

Feb 23 Hospitality

Children’s Activity Sheets:

Feb. 9 Lesson Hospitality

Feb. 16 Hospitality

Feb. 23 Hospitality

January- the virtue of Wisdom

This year we are exploring the Christian Virtues that we need to discipline ourselves in in order to make a greater impact upon our community for Christ this year.  Our first virtue is: WISDOM

How would you define wisdom?

A good working definition might be “the quality of learning, discerning and of making Godly decisions in such a way that honors God and produces a Godly life.”

How do you see this in your life?

Service Group Guides:

Jan 12 Wisdom

Jan. 19 – Wisdom

Jan 26

Children’s Worksheets

January 19 Wisdom Lesson

January 26

November- Life Together

This month we are focusing on theme “Sharing Life Together” taken from Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together, and the Psalm 133:1.

Translated ‘fellowship’ and sometimes ‘community’, the Greek word koinonia is found throughout the NT and emphasizes how, as Christians, we are bound together in relationship, not by blood-kin, but by the blood of Jesus. As a church, we are endeavoring to live this out in our own congregation.

Service Group Guides:

Nov 10

Nov 24

October- Prayerful Stewardship

Aside from our salvation in Christ, perhaps the greatest gift God has given mankind has been the responsibility to steward and take care of His Creation.  When God created the world and everything in it He placed it in the care and protection of mankind to “work it and take care of it.”  That presents each of us with a profound responsibility, not only to the material possessions which come into our care, but also the Creation itself!

This month we want to explore this tremendous responsibility and discuss in our groups what this looks like for each of us.  How would God have us use what He has blessed us with for His glory and to further His Kingdom?

Children’s Worksheets:

October 13 Children’s Bible Lesson

October 20 Children’s Bible Lesson

October 27 Children’s Bible Lesson

Group Discussion Guides:

Oct 13

Oct 20

Oct 27

September- Missional Evangelism

A definition of Missional Evangelism might be: The way of life that intentionally seeks opportunities to share the love of God & the gospel of Christ wherever one goes… whenever one has opportunity… and with whomever the Lord puts in our path.

This month we are talking about how our congregation can live life in such a way that we are always on the lookout for opportunities to share the love of God with those around us… at home, in our community and around the world.

Children’s Activities:

September 8 Children’s Bible Lesson

September 15 Children’s Bible Lesson

September 22 Children’s Bible Lesson

September 29 Children’s Bible Lesson

Group Discussion Guides:

Sept 8

Sept 15

Sept 22

August: BOLD Faith

Join us this month as we look at the incredibly BOLD faith of the apostles and the early church! It is incredible to think that in the face of persecution, prison time AND even death… these bold men and women continued to preach and teach about Jesus as the Messiah.  When questioned by the authorities, they even said, “They couldn’t help speaking about Him!”  What faith in the face of challenges.

I doubt many of us face anything near the challenges early believers did, yet we are often so timid and afraid in the sharing of our faith.  Let us draw courage from these great examples this month and talk about ways we can embody the bold faith of discipleship right here right now.

Children’s Activities: to be posted

August 11 Children’s Bible Lesson

August 18 Children’s Bible Lesson

August 25 Children’s Bible Lesson

Discussion guides:

Aug 11

Aug 18

Aug 25