During Lent 2019 (March and April), our church will be journeying together through Magrey DeVega’s book One Faithful Promise, exploring John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer. The video below gives a brief preview.
The best way to get the most from this study of the Wesley Covenant Prayer is to experience it with others in a Community Group. Community Groups gather in homes or local businesses to share life together through scripture study, prayer, and friendship.
The Bible tells us over and over again about the importance of community:
Love each other . . . (John 13:34)
Carry one another’s burdens. . . (Galatians 6:2)
A three-stranded cord is not easily broken . . . (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend . . . (Proverbs 27:17)
Love your neighbor as yourself . . . (Mark 12:31)
The term Community Group is intentional. We know that it’s in small gatherings that people can more readily encounter the love of Jesus. It’s where Christian community is created and shared. But it’s not just for the people in the church. We want to share the love of Christ and the beauty of caring Christian relationships with everyone in the Lakeland community.
To start new Community Groups, we will again use the Grab, Gather, Grow process (G3 for short). We’ll provide you with an easy-to-use, high-quality video resource following the theme of One Faithful Promise. Your commitment is to gather a few friends, neighbors, and co-workers from the community, and host a weekly meeting in your home, business, a local restaurant, or other hospitable setting. You don’t need to be a Bible expert or a teacher – the videos we provide will do the teaching. Your job is to provide a safe and welcoming space to watch the video and have a conversation. We’ll give you some questions to start the discussion, and the Holy Spirit will guide you as you grow together in love.
To recap, we’re asking you to grab the high quality resources we provide, gather a group of people (friends, neighbors, co-workers), and grow together in your love of God and other people.
You can register to host a community group by filling out the form below. For more information on Community Groups, or to find out more about hosting a community group, contact Warren or call 863-686-3163.