I am thrilled to introduce to you a six-week Lenten experience called “The Lost Art.” Through video, pastor Tyler Groff and I are going to teach you about six core practices that will help you live the life that God intends. Reclaiming these lost practices may open the way to a more resilient life and enduring faith. This study is intended to be done with others. All you need is a few friends (or friend prospects) and The Lost Art Video Curriculum (DVDs and study guides). Everything you need, including coaching for hosts, is in the material. So invite some friends to join you on this journey which begins March 2. Contact email@example.com or stop by the Group Life Kiosk on Sunday morning for more information.
Hosts of groups looking for additional members will be in the Grand Mall this Sunday to meet prospects before and after each worship service. So you may either build your own group as a host or try to connect with another host as part of their group. The important thing is that you not try to do this study on you own, but, instead, engage Lent together with others.
One of the most common words in the Book of Acts is the word “together.” Historically when God moves in mighty ways, the people of God face life together. They don’t just go to church, they do life together. They’re energized by each other. They help each other up.
The New Testament has more than two dozen references to believers meeting in homes or in small groups, and as we’ve discovered in our current series, the Church of Corinth was among them. The first worship service, communion, healing service and preaching to the Gentiles all occurred in someone’s house. When Paul taught, he went from house to house.
I believe this six-week run could be one of the most important seasons of our lives. My hope is sky high that each of us will make new friends, reach new depths, and establish new habits that will impact our lives for years to come. That is a lot to expect from a six-week commitment, but I believe it can be so! I hope you will join us.
Further resources: Read about a group of Ward people who took the leap last fall