On Sunday, September 18, we are beginning a new sermon series called, “Living the Great Life!” In this series, we will talk about five principles of living the great life and the relationships God wants for us. In addition to this message, we are offering a free resource for you called “Living The Five.” This resource will support each of the five weeks of the upcoming fall sermon series.
If you are willing to gather a few friends at your house, your work place or at the church, and grow through this sermon series, we want to give you a DVD and study guide as our gift to you and your Community Group. These resources will be available to pick up on Sunday morning, August 28 through September 25. Maybe you are already a part of a Community Group, like a small group, Sunday morning class or a Bible study group. If your group would like to grow together using these resources, come by the table beginning Sunday, August 28 and pick up the free resources.
Being a part of a Community Group is one of the most important steps a person can take to grow in their faith. A Community Group is a group of people you are investing in and a group of people who are investing in you. It is a group of people with whom you can share your life, who will encourage, support, and challenge you! God’s plan for you is not to live life alone, but to share it with others. If you don’t have a Community Group, then ask yourself, “Who are the people in my life that I could ask to be a part of a group?” It could be friends, colleagues, neighbors, or family. They don’t have to be involved at Church of the Servant. They may not go to church at all. In fact, they may be wrestling with whether or not they believe in God. Who do you know that might be waiting on an invitation from you? There is not a description of what a Community Group must look like. But, there is a goal! The goal is to have a relationship with others that ultimately leads you and them to a stronger faith in Jesus Christ.
We do believe there is no better way to help a person grow in their faith than being a part of a Community Group! If you are a part of one, you already know this. If you’re not, give it a try for five weeks. It only costs your time. The resources are free.
Who will you invite? Your Community Group can be as small as 3 and as large as 12. It is up to you. You will meet once a week for five weeks for about an hour. The location is up to you. The goal is to begin during the week of September 18 after the fall sermon series, “Living the Great Life!” begins.
We are excited about all of the new Community Groups that will begin and what God is going to do in the lives of so many people. For more information, contact Scott Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 721-4141.
Jim and Jennifer Cowart of Harvest Church (Georgia) are excited to hear that Church of the Servant will be using their curriculum “Living the Five” for the next sermon series and Community Group studies. Listen to this special message (below) from Jim and Jennifer Cowart.