Connect In A Group, Dec. 31- Jan. 6


Discussion Questions

  1. Share some of the ways God has blessed and made life better by providing opportunities to enjoy healthy Christian community.
  2. When Jesus prayed for those of us who are believers today (recorded in John 17:20-23), why do you think he emphasized unity among his followers along with our witness to the world? Discuss how these two are related.
  3. In our contemporary culture with multiple demands on our time, the need to maintain our pace of life and our hesitation to commit to relationships, is “going it alone” in the Christian life a viable option for intimacy with God and joy in life? Why or why not?
  4. Discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s quote: “Whoever cannot be alone should beware of community; whoever cannot stand being in community should beware of being alone.” Consider this in light of the expectations we might carry into each context. Also, how does this relate to the first two practices of a Christ Follower that we’ve discussed – Engaging God Individually and Connecting in a Group?
  5. What effect can an experience of shallow or self-centered community have on us personally and on the groups in which we participate? What effect does this have on our witness to outsiders?
  6. What are some concrete things you can do to ensure that the Christian community to which you belong is functioning fully as God intended?

Outline

Four Practices of a Christ Follower (Expanded)

  • Engage the personal God of the Bible individually
  • Connect in a group to experience biblical community
  • Impact Others with the love of Christ
  • Worship the living God in a gathering of believers

Biblical Community is where we engage God by connecting in a group

  1. Jesus Prayer for Community (John 17:20-21)
  1. The One Another Teachings in the New Testament
  1. The Rhythm of Time Alone and Time with People (Galatians 6:2-5)

For further reading and study: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

My Next Step Today…

 

 

What’s Happening

GROUPS EXPO
AFTER THE SERVICES TODAY

D-Now Weekend
CFhome.org/dnow

D-NOW (Disciple Now) is a weekend retreat on Jan. 12-13 for middle and high schoolers designed to set aside for vibrant worship, deep teaching, and time to hang out with other students!

Join the CF Online Host Team!

If you love to chat with people online and have a heart for using the internet to reach people for Jesus, we would love to talk to you about joining our host team for CF Online. We are looking to add several people to our team in 2018 to cover our online services both on our church online platform and on Facebook Live. If you would like more information about what being a part of our online team looks like, contact Jan at jtouchberry@CFhome.org.

Mission Trip Interest Meetings
CFhome.org/missiontrips

Interested in serving on a CF mission trip in 2018? Join us Jan. 7, 14, or Feb. 4, 12:45-1:15 pm in Room 204 to learn more about the upcoming opportunities! Contact Alanda Maliskas at amaliskas@CFhome.org to register.

Ignite | January 14
CFhome.org/ignite

We all want to make an eternal difference – but we’re often paralyzed by fear, distractions, uncertainty, and insecurity. Join us for a special night that will ignite your impact, featuring acclaimed evangelism coach Larry Moyer as he addresses the obstacles that stand between us and living out our faith in the public sphere.

Spring Recharge Meeting
CFhome.org/recharge

If you are a leader, you are invited on Sunday Jan. 14, 4:30-6:00 pm for a family-style meal, a chance to meet others, and hear more about the vision and direction of Christ Fellowship in 2018! Register online.

Promiseland Preschool
CFhome.org/preschool

Registration for the 2018/2019 school year begins January 9 at 9:00 am for currently enrolled students and Christ Fellowship attenders. Registration opens to the public on January 29. Enroll at the Promiseland Desk.

Men’s Retreat
CFhome.org/mensretreat

Men, mark Feb. 16-18 on your calendar now and plan to attend the men’s retreat at Pine Cove! Mark Wyatt is speaking.

Intentional Parenting

Every parent has dreams for their children and a hope filled with the best of intentions. Although, at some point, parents move from dreams to duct tape, and simply hope that everything will just stay stuck together and their kids won’t fall apart. Join our Children’s Pastor, David Klippert-Rowe for our Intentional Parenting Class. This engaging, 10-week class begins on Feb. 8. More info and registration is at CFhome.org/parents.

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We’re all about Jesus


At Christ Fellowship, we’re all about Jesus and together we’re taking the next step in our faith to engage God individually, connect in a group, worship in a gathering and impact others.
CFhome.org/nextstep

First Step Class


Come learn about what it means to be a part of Christ Fellowship, meet others, and get connected. You can register via your Connect Card or using the link below. Childcare and lunch are provided!
CFhome.org/firststep

Giving

When it comes to your church’s finances, we believe in being completely transparent.
CFhome.org/financials