We're in between major sermon series here at FBC!
Glen, Steve, Dane and I (Jake) are working hard on our next big teaching series on the book of Exodus, which begins in two weeks. This means that we have two open weeks (the week of the 8th and 15th) to do some important things with our community groups!
This week, (The week of the 8th), I would encourage you to pay extra close attention to pastor Glen's sermon "The Power of Words." At the beginning of your group, open in prayer and then Right Now Media there is a short clip called "The Impact of words available at www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/illustration/206471. Work through the discussion guide attached below, which includes an exercise at the end called "building a group covenant." This covenant is vitally important to creating a healthy, safe, and meaningful community group.
Next week, (The week of the 15th), my suggestion is to put together a community group "potluck." One of the most powerful things we can do as community groups is to follow the model of Acts 2--which includes at its center the sharing of meals together. Take the time together to plan out who will bring what dish, and don't plan a whole lot more. The goal for this week is to simply share the kind of discussion and friendship that happens of the dinner (or breakfast or lunch) table, and to enjoy one another!
We will be back here with a brand new teaching video on Exodus the week of October 22nd!
Jake McGregor, Pastor of Missional & Spiritual Formation