A summary of Equip from Sunday night.
What Are Equipping You Courses?
They are designed to EQUIP you in your personal life as well as in your spheres of influence. It’s not about theology for theology’s sake, but how we live and lead based on what we know about God. The ultimate aim of good theology is not acquiring knowledge. Its becoming more like Jesus, which means loving God and other people more fully.
Topic and Dates Of Next Set Of Courses
Starting April 23, April 30, May 7 from 6-8pm in the Worship Center at New Life
Engaging the Difficult Questions
(Session 1) THE BIBLE:
What is the Bible? And how do we talk to those with different backgrounds about it?
(Session 2) THE TRINITY
What does it mean that God is Three-In-One? And how do we make sense of that to our neighbor?
(Session 3) CREATION:
What do I say to my friend who thinks the Bible is anti-science? What the Bible say about creation and evolution?
Who Are These Courses For?
These courses are for anyone who are:
Listen to Yesterday Conversation
What is Leading Together
On Monday mornings at 9am join us for a 10 minute telephone conference which will be record for future reference. This telephone conference will be to discuss hot topics, key issues, and practical tools to helps us all lead a little better. After the 10 minutes Pastor Zach will be available till 9:30am to talk and discuss with those who call (this part will not be recorded.) The 10 minute recording will be posted to www.nlthrive.org/Leader-Tools
While often in our groups we emphasize care, connecting with one another, prayer, and Bible study, however service should also be an important part of our groups. Our heartbeat is that your group would be where you can share God’s heart to serve the people around you. We are encouraging Connection Groups to serve their neighbors and/or community through a ministry project or act of compassion. We want to encourage groups to fulfill the ministry that God is placing on their hearts. Would your group consider doing one service project sometime during this year to share the love of Christ with others?
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO START
If your group is not sure where to start, let me share a great opportunity. We have a great partnership with Thornydale Elementary where they are inviting us as a church to partner with them. They have 20 teachers on staff. Our goal is to have What if we had 20 groups adopt one teacher for a school year with the goal just to be a blessing to that teacher.
WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOUR GROUP TO CONSIDER:
We know serving other people may or may not involve money, but it will certainly involve time, effort, commitment, and compassion. If seed money is needed for your group to accomplish blessing a teacher at Thornydale, we would like to help. New Life will reimburse the first 20 Connection Groups up to $100 each to help get you started.
One of the prayers we have is that each teacher at Thornydale would be covered in prayer, encouragement and love. Individually we can make an impact in a teacher’s life, together we can make a significant difference at Thornydale. Let me know if your group is interested in serving a teacher. Let me know if you group is interested in being a blessing to a teacher this school year.