During this time, we want to be wise as a church about how we gather and who we gather with. We believe this is the best way to honor God, our leaders, and love our neighbors. The CDC has advised to cancel all gatherings of 10 for the time being so we will not be able to physically gather together on Sunday or in groups. However, we want to encourage you to participate in some form of community. This may look different for everyone. For some, it will be just a family gathering. For others, it can be family, roommates, close friends, and neighbors. However it looks for you, we want to encourage you to be smart in your specific situation. We also want you to be equipped. Here is a guide to help you lead this time.
Summary: In Ephesians, Paul writes a letter that begins with a theological foundation that sets up how that theology should teach us to live practically.
It is necessary that all Christians are in a local church. The local church is where we get discipled, make disciples, and grow spiritually.
The church is a body. We all play a part so that the body of Christ is built up and the kingdom grows. A healthy church is marked by unity, diversity, and growth.
We all have gifts. None of us have all the gifts. The gifts are not for us to boast, but to help others grow!
How has your week been spiritually? What has God been teaching you this week?
What sins are you struggling with that you need to confess?
How has being a part of the Church helped you grow?
Can you tell a difference when you are separated from church and community?
What giftings has God given you to serve the church? Are you currently prioritizing using your gifts?
How has God gifted you to grow His kingdom?
How can you maximize what you do for the kingdom of God? How can you prioritize using your gifts in daily life?