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5 BIG Things for this Week: November 22

Jesus commands us to make disciples by: going, baptizing, and teaching to obey. Our strategy for making disciples with Jesus is to have Gospel Conversations to be GOING to our neighbors and nations, and to be a part of a GROUP that grows, cares, and equips.

  • Gospel Conversations: As the leader, your group will be only as vulnerable as you are. So, set the standard this week by sharing a Gospel Conversation testimony from your own life.
  • Going: Want to learn more about human trafficking and how you can help? Rescue1 Global will be hosting a conversation in Alicia Ludwig’s home (Group Leader, Moms of Teens) on Wednesday (11/18) from 7-8 pm. If you are interested, email Alicia at: [email protected].
  • Grow: The number one predictor of spiritual growth is daily engagement with the Bible. How are you helping your group engage the Bible day-by-day?
  • Care: Simple things count. With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas bearing down, the limited travel and anxiety around illness is extraordinary. Emphasize your prayer list this week and then use that list to see what follow-up care might be needed.
  • Equip: Part of making a disciple is learning our own testimony and helping others share theirs. Have someone in group (ask this person a few days before meeting time) share their testimony.

3 BIG Things for this Week: October 25

Each week we will share the NEXT step that will be presented to our congregation, a Group CHALLENGE, and a BEST practice for groups.

  • NEXT Step: We are stewards of all that God gives
  • Group CHALLENGE: Pick a way to serve with your group from this year’s Holiday Service Guide.
  • BEST Practice: Daily Bible engagement is the number one predictor of spiritual growth, i.e. if you are thoughtfully engaging the Bible, then you will likely mature spiritually. As leaders, we must help our groups members engage the word daily through devotionals, reading assignments to match what you’re teaching, or something like Mike’s 9@9 which can be found on the Brentwood App. Get the app from wherever you download apps for your mobile device, e.g. apple app store, google play store, etc.
  • BONUS Practice: This week our congregation will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Could you participate in this remembrance with your group by encouraging them to bring the elements or providing it for them, safely?