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5 BIG Things for this Week: November 1

Wait! What happened to the 3 BIG things? Well, we are ready to begin (continue?) our ongoing conversation about Disciples multiplying Disciples. Jesus told us what to do and what he’d given us authority, power, and blessing to do: make disciples. And he told us how to do it: baptize, teach to obey, go. Our church family captures that Great Commission essence with the simple terms: Gospel Conversations, Groups, Going. And, we understand our groups as ongoing biblical communities that grow, care, and equip one another to make disciples. And thus is our kingdom business. So, each week we’ll have 5 BIG things anchored around Gospel Conversations, Going, Grow, Care, and Equip.

  • Gospel Conversations: Have at least one person share a Gospel Conversation they’ve had recently OR have each group member pray for one lost person in their life by name.
  • Going: Take time with you group to consider volunteering utilizing the Holiday Service Guide.
  • Grow: Use the YouVersion app to regularly talk about your Bible reading “streak,” which is the number of days in a row you’ve read the Bible.
  • Care: Spend 15 minutes during your group meeting for everyone in the group to unmute themselves and answer a fun icebreaker question. Find some ice breaker options HERE.
  • 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: September 20

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: Get equipped for Gospel Conversations
  • Group CHALLENGE: Plan a fellowship/service gathering to occur (with physical distancing!) between now and the end of the year.
  • BEST Practice: Empower a fellowship leader. Fellowship events are easy on-ramps for the unconnected. A cookout, kids play day, service projects, etc. are key opportunities to invite along unbelieving friends, neighbors, and co-workers and their families. Try to have such gatherings at least once per quarter or as a season permits, e.g. Christmas gathering.