This Sunday, August 29, is the kick-off for our 2021-2022 Life Group Ministry! We will have an abbreviated worship service and a fellowship meal following. You will have opportunity to sign up for a life group in the foyer before services and at the fellowship meal. We will have brief group meetings following/during our meal. Please plan on coming and participating in our life groups.
This is an all-church fellowship whether you are signing up of Life Groups or not. This is not restricted to new groups. It is for everyone including our legacy life groups and those who have not made up their minds yet. The church is providing the meat and potato side dish. Please bring a green salad/veggie tray, or deviled eggs, or watermelon/fruit, or dessert to share.
Life Groups are a vital part of our discipleship strategy at the Boise Church! We believe in the “three-legged stool” approach to discipleship with regard to our assemblies 1) large groups (worship assemblies); 2) medium size groups (Bible classes and fellowships); and 3) small groups (1:1 mentoring, Evangelistic Bible studies, and Life Groups). All three are vital because of their goals, function, and group dynamics.
Life Groups are a powerful way to grow! The assemblies of the early church (Acts 2:42-47), public and private, produced three kinds of growth: 1) Spiritual – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship,” 2) Relational – “All the believers were together and had everything in common,” and 3) Numerical – “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Life Groups are a way we can S.H.A.R.E our Christian walk together. Life groups allow us to:
S – Serve One Another (Galatians 5:13 Serve one another in love);
H – Heal Life’s Hurts (2 Corinthians 1:7 Because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort);
A – Apply God’s Word (Luke 11:28 Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it);
R – Relate to Others (Acts 2:44 All the believers were together and had everything in common); and
E – Evangelize (Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you).
I’ll say more in my lesson Sunday.
We are always on the lookout for Life Group leaders and hosts to open their homes to a group. The latter requires no training at all – only willingness to fellowship with other Christians. Life group leader orientation is archived on the website. If you did not get to come to our training, I can provide you with my notes and schedule a time for you to participate in a small group Bible study where you can see firsthand the Serendipity method of group dynamics.
Please plan on staying for our fellowship Sunday and learning more about our Life Group program.
God Bless! Joey
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