“Believers compose one priesthood, one nation, one race, one temple, one plant, one flock, one family, and one body. We have all been made one spiritually, and we belong together in communion, living out that oneness in local churches.” (from the introduction, Life in the Father’s House)
I want to encourage all of you, especially our members, to take part in our upcoming church-wide discipleship opportunity – our Big Shepherd Group. Our theme is Loving the Church, and our discussion will be guided by the book Life in the Father’s House. This book will help us stay on task in studying and answering questions like what is a biblical church, and how is a Christ-honoring church supposed to function.
The goal of this study is to capture the awe and wonder of how God accomplishes his plan in the world through His primary means: the church. We want to grow in our understanding of the church being God’s ordained instrument for calling the lost to Himself and the context in which He sanctifies those who are born into His family.
This Big Shepherd Group is a time for the whole church (adults and youth grades 6-12) to practice doing life together as one church family through this study.
While the adults are meeting, our children will be learning and growing through ROCK Solid, a unique ministry designed to come alongside parents, encouraging and equipping them as they train and disciple their children in the knowledge of God through His Son Jesus Christ, as revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures. (In case you wondered, ROCK stands for Resting on Christ the King!)
ROCK Solid will provide a fun and structured environment for children to be exposed to the Holy Scriptures for the purposes of understanding, memorizing, and obeying God’s commands. ROCK Solid will provide simple resources and tools that can be used by the families of the children to memorize and meditate on God’s Word during the week.
Childcare for infants and toddlers will also be provided during our Big Shepherd Group.
All of this will take place weekly on Monday nights (February 27 – May 22) from 6:00-7:30pm at the Quarterpath Recreation Center.
Hope to see you there!