GROUPS ARE STARTING NEAR YOU
The newly formed church in Jerusalem met together in the temple courts for teaching and in smaller groups in homes around the city for fellowship and meals.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42–47)
That rhythm of large group gathering and small groups in homes seems to be the optimal way for churches to function. Preaching and Worship can maximize the benefits of a crowd, but communion and community is better in a small group.
We are gathering in cities all over South Orange County for eight weeks starting September 30th . The first week will be a meal together. The context of communion was intended to be a meal. Just like we need more of a meal than we can get with a communion cracker, we need more community than we can get in a meet and greet in the Sunday service. We need to slow down, take time, and get to know each other. Eating together is the best way to do this.
We will have groups in 8 different cities on three different nights of the week. You should be able to find one that fits your schedule and location. Check out the groups and who is leading them HERE.
Each group will have a relaxed time of worship and a blend of small group discussion and smaller group connection. We will be studying Danny Silk’s life changing book, Keep Your Love On as we follow along with the series I will be teaching on Healthy Relationships Sunday mornings. You can download the study guide for free HERE or get the book at church or on Amazon.