For the fall we are starting intentional small groups, called Disciple Groups, designed to help participants grow closer to God. The groups will begin on Sunday, September 10 with a kick off potluck beginning at 6 pm in the evening. If you are not able to make that event, you may still participate in a group. Talk to Pastor Kimby to catch up on what you will miss. Though sign ups were in August, it is not too late for you to join, or to invite a friend. You don’t have to be a church member to join. You do have to commit to participate fully as your group decides. Most groups will meet once a month from September to May – just 9 gatherings of about an hour and a half each. Although you could choose as a group to meet more often.
The point of a Disciple small group is to help you deepen and develop your faith, to help you become a better disciple of Christ and to invite others to do the same. These new Disciple groups are an easy organized way to make a huge step forward in faith. We will suggest an agenda for the group, and helpful activities, but they will be flexible enough to adjust to your particular interests and styles.
The suggested curriculum for the groups is “The God We Can Know: Exploring the ‘I AM’ Sayings of Jesus.” Groups will spend a year thinking about who God is as revealed in Jesus Christ, and how the nature of God impacts who we are as disciples of Jesus Christ. It will be an excellent chance to explore what you believe about God and to share your faith with others in a deeper way. Pastor Kimby will also explore the nature of God in sermons later in the year as you journey together in faith.
On September 10 in the evening, beginning at 6 pm, we will kick off the groups with an all church gathering and potluck. Anyone is welcome to bring a dish and share the fellowship. Then we will introduce the groups and lead a “sample” session. Pastor Kimby will lead a lesson about “Who Do You Say ‘I AM’.” Then table groups will experience what a “typical” small group gathering might be like. Even if you have not signed up for a year-long group, you are welcome for this event. And if you have signed up for a group, but can’t make it that Sunday, that’s ok, we will catch you up later.
Please consider signing up for a Disciple group by calling Pastor Kimby Young. Invite a friend or neighbor to join as well.