Being Part of the Family
The church is described as a family (Romans 8:14-17). We are many members, but one body (1 Corinthians 12:12). We are to be unified and have close relationships (John 17:23). Being part of a family means there are some responsibilities. Three groups are being formed so we can focus on the main goals of this church. The elders want to 1) spread the word of God and 2) strengthen our church family. What can you do to get involved? In the back you can sign up to be part of these groups:
Prayer Group: “The prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). If we want this church to grow, it will only do so through honest and heartfelt prayer. This group will get together and pray for the prospects being taught, for members who are sick and hurting, and for members who are spiritually sick and hurting.
Family Focus Group: “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Cor. 12:25-26). We have the responsibility as a family to be invested with what’s going on in everyone’s lives. We have some members who need help spiritual and physically. This group will help us grow closer together as a family of God.
Follow-Up Group: What normally happens when someone is baptized or restored is they stay on fire for the Lord for a short amount of time before returning to where they were before. This groups goal is to close the cracks so people will stop falling through. “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart” (Proverbs 3:1).
I highly encourage everyone to sign up to be in at least one group. What can you do to make sure this family grows even stronger?