On May 12 and 19, Nic Gibson, our Preaching Pastor, gave us all something to think about in terms of how God views His Church and how we are a part of what He’s doing.
This was a handout that people got to walk through while Nic was giving his sermon on May 19.
Have you thought about the questions yet? What is God revealing to you?
If you missed the sermons – catch up here!
In the last post I discussed the five purposes of small groups at High Point church. Our vision for small groups is for them to be Christ centered, transformational communities. The five purposes and practices of small groups are designed to build these communities.
To review, the 5 purposes are:
2. Spiritual growth
4. Supporting mission
In part 1 I broke down in some detail the practice of community. The second purpose and practice of small group community is spiritual growth.
Continue reading Five Purposes & Practices of Small Groups: 2. GROWTH
The next five posts will be about the five purposes and tasks in small groups. There are many things that cannot be done on Sunday morning. Some cannot be done because of time constraints. Some cannot be done because of the large group context. But when large group and small group gatherings work in concert with one another, great things can happen to the local church. It’s amazing what can happen to the local church when the local church is working right.
So to give you a summary, the five purposes are as follows:
Continue reading Five Purposes & Practices of Small Groups: 1. COMMUNITY
No doubt many people in ministries and leading small groups are wondering what’s coming next after missions month. For several months we have been planning to do a series called, “The Gospel Through The Bible.” The point of this series is twofold:
- We want people to understand how to put their Bibles together.
- We want people to see Jesus and the gospel in all of Scripture, which will also help us accomplish #1.
Continue reading What’s next: The Gospel Through The Bible
Searches are funny things. They are like jobs, or marriage, or where you’re planning to live, or anything else – picturing it is both clarifying and confusing. In all these things, picturing what will be motivates you toward your goal. However, the goal is never like the picture, and at some point you realize, the picture was always too general to be real. The picture never existed. There is only the real job, actual man or woman, physical location, and best candidate. They are never what you pictured because the thing you pictured never was. And this is why real decision about big things are never easy to make, and even harder to live out.
Continue reading Why I Believe Lloyd Biddle is the Right Choice (Plus Vision/Compass Video)