Only Jesus offers us the lasting hope, peace, and direction that comes as we pursue Him. Next week we will begin Sunday School for our children, Youth Group for our teens, and for our adults we will launch our Growth Groups. Each of these offerings will only take 1-2 hours of your week, alongside of worship in community on Sunday mornings. And I promise you there is no better investment you can make in your lives. Block off time in your calendar to be with Jesus, and for the opportunity to be encouraged by others who are seeking Him as well.
Our Growth Groups are safe places for our adults to find community, laughter, and sharing alongside others who will build you up. The study we are undertaking this fall is all about what it means to follow Jesus - what characteristics does He bring forth in my life as I do so and what practical ways can keep me on track with Him in the course of my week? We have several opportunities as you to join a group and you can click here and email the church office to sign up.
It all begins next week, and I don’t want you to miss out! We will order books for the adults, and begin to get our children going on memory verses and learning Scripture. In addition, our teens will begin to bond in Youth Group. Choose to invest in something that will encourage you, strengthen you, and keep you focused upon the hope we profess weekly in worship.
We live in a world that has so many competing values and ideals which can quickly draw us away from God or suck the hope out of us. We need to take opportunities to be grounded, to have a foretaste of what is to come around the banquet table in the Eucharist, and to be built up as so much around us serves to draw upon our energy and focus. Equally important is the fact that we are called to not only grow ourselves, but to bring others with us in our journey of discipleship. Make these events a priority, as you choose to invest in what will give you life and hope this year!