We are beginning a new approach to our Sunday night services. Starting Sunday night September 11, we will meet at the building and begin a series of small group studies for all members. We believe that an in-depth examination of our spiritual lives will lead to stronger relationships with God, as well as deeper relationships with others. This is true within the congregation and in other areas of our lives. Our culture encourages us to live lives of self-fulfillment and self-satisfaction. This is not always openly hedonistic. But we nevertheless are arbiters of our own goals, creators of methods of achieving them, and evaluators of our own success. Living at the mercy of our undeniable imperfections always results in disappointment and regret. God did not create us for this purpose, or to suffer this result. In John 10:10, Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” God has blessed each of us with the opportunity to enjoy a life of true satisfaction, of worthy and worthwhile activity, of precious relationships, and, through his grace and Christ’s Sacrifice, an eternity of perfection in God’s glory and blessing. As your Shepherds, we believe that a small group setting provides the best opportunity for each of us to search God’s Word, to examine our lives, to encourage and influence others (Proverbs 27:17), to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), and to better serve God and each other. We are convinced that God will use this as a means for us to bless one other. We pray that you will take the opportunity to be a part of this blessing for your sake and the sake of your family, your community, and the God who sacrificed his Son for our souls.
Bo, Jack, Phil, and Reagan