Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near (Hebrews 10: 24-25).
Naomi mourned and rejoiced with Ruth. David sharpened spears with Jonathan. Paul labored alongside Barnabas and Timothy. C. S. Lewis drank tea and smoked a pipe with Tolkien and the other Inklings. Even our Lord surrounded himself with twelve good friends that he walked with, talked with, ate with, laughed with, cried with.
When we live out our ordinary rhythms of life in a community of believers, we become transformed to look more like Jesus. Our small groups put teaching into practice alongside a community that grows through the power of the Holy Spirit. Members take time each week to meet together, pray together, eat together and learn together.
We have a wide variety of groups available - some meet seasonally, others meet throughout the year. Some meet in homes, others at the church, some are even virtual. New groups are starting this fall; others have been meeting for decades. Each spring our groups read through the church’s annual Lenten Guide together. At other times of the year, they might study a book of the Bible or a devotional guide, a video series on Right Now Media or follow along with the current sermon series.
Please pray and consider if God might be inviting you to grow deeper in him by joining a community. We’d love to have you. As Lewis said, “Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?” If you’d like to learn more, contact Kelly Wood.