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This is a setting in which people connect with a small group of friends who are mutually committed to caring for one another, growing in their faith, and impacting others for the cause of Christ. We invite you to find a group of friends that live near you so you can join them in “sharing life together.”
We believe that growing to become more like Jesus happens best in the context of relationship. That’s why we strategically use our LifeGroups as the major component in the Building Up aspect of our mission.
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LifeGroup study guide – Week 2: “Bring on the Encouragement”
Stepping In: Getting things started!
1- If you’ve ever seen someone who was an awesome encourager, what specifically made them stand out?
2 – Sometimes being an encourager takes work. Why is that?
Watch the video (Week 2 of “Intentional Parenting”)
3 – Share the one thing that really stood out to you in the video.
Building Up: What is God Saying?
Read Ephesians 4:29. Then answer the following questions:
1 – According to Jesus, where does unwholesome, hurtful talk come from? (Matthew 12:34b-37) What can we do about that?
2 – It may seem impossible to ONLY say what is helpful for building others up, but what would it take for you to head in the right direction?
Read Proverbs 12:18. Then answer the following question:
1 – Whether children or adults, we all need healing words. Share some examples of things people have said that have encouraged you? Are there things you remember from your childhood that really built you up? What were they?
Living Out: How do I obey?
1 – Share some specific ways you can be more encouraging to ANYONE this coming week. (Think of home, neighborhood, work, school, shopping, running errands or just hanging out with friends.) What could happen if our whole church was intentionally encouraging all over this Valley?
2 – All of our LifeGroups do a local service project. Keep your eyes open so you too can help Community make a difference in our Valley.
Living Out: How do I obey? [SPECIFICALLY FOR PARENTS]
1 – “How could I say this in a more encouraging way?” Take the following phrases and make them more encouraging and constructive:
A. “I’m always having to pick up after you. You’re such a slob!”
B. “Why can’t you ever remember your lunch? I swear, you’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached!”
2 – What’s one area in which your children need more encouragement?