September- Creativity

For the month of September we are focusing on the character virtue of creativity… often demonstrated in Jesus’ unique way of teaching, the parable. Join us this month as we endeavor to be more like Jesus in creatively teaching God’s truth and sharing his good news message with our community.

Children’s Devotionals:

Service Group Devotional:

August- Steadfastness

Steadfastness is the virtue of being fixed in direction, firm in purpose, unwavering, resolute in faith.; steady; solid; unshakeable; unflappable! I love Aesop’s story of the tortoise and the hare! Who would have thought, at the beginning of their race, that it would be the slow and steady tortoise crossing that finish line first? The hare was so much more talented, so much faster and so… distracted by the things of the world (not to mention his own hubris!)

This month, we are challenging ourselves with the pursuit of the virtue of steadfastness. Join us!

Children’s Activities:

Steadfastness Lesson 1

Steadfastness Lesson 2

Steadfastness Lesson 3

Steadfastness Lesson 4

Service Group Discussion Guides:

Aug 9 Steadfastness #1

Aug 16 Steadfastness #2

Aug 23 Steadfastness #3

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