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The Connected Life

August 2018

Prayer in Small Groups • North Oak

week 3 • August 26, 2018 • Mark Sheets

For many of us, praying in front of a group of people can be difficult. But prayer is central to the church, and small groups provide an opportunity and a place where you can grow in your understanding of prayer and your own personal prayer life. It’s also a place where your personal prayer request can be heard and prayed for by people who know you. Praying for one another is an essential element of a small group experience.

Prayer in Small Groups • Platte Co

week 3 • August 26, 2018 • Adam Mustoe

For many of us, praying in front of a group of people can be difficult. But prayer is central to the church, and small groups provide an opportunity and a place where you can grow in your understanding of prayer and your own personal prayer life. It’s also a place where your personal prayer request can be heard and prayed for by people who know you. Praying for one another is an essential element of a small group experience.

Prayer in Small Groups • Gladstone

week 3 • August 26, 2018 • Kayla Meredith

For many of us, praying in front of a group of people can be difficult. But prayer is central to the church, and small groups provide an opportunity and a place where you can grow in your understanding of prayer and your own personal prayer life. It’s also a place where your personal prayer request can be heard and prayed for by people who know you. Praying for one another is an essential element of a small group experience.

Kay: Prayer

8.26.18 • August 26, 2018 • Kay Riley

Kay shares how prayer in her experience in small groups has affected her life and community.

Fellowship in Small Groups • North Oak

week 2 • August 19, 2018 • Bryan Rezen

Fellowship is more easily experienced than explained. It is sharing joys and sorrows. It is celebrating successes and being quiet in disappointment – together. The hard to explain but easy to experience fellowship is the thing that keeps you coming back to your small group. It’s what makes you, after a hard day's work, feel pulled to go to your small group when every logical impulse would say to stay home and sit on the couch. The breaking of bread together is a common way for us to experience feeling connected to each other. For in the moment we are eating together we are connected through the shared experience of a meal.

Fellowship in Small Groups • Platte Co

week 2 • August 19, 2018 • Adam Mustoe

Fellowship is more easily experienced than explained. It is sharing joys and sorrows. It is celebrating successes and being quiet in disappointment – together. The hard to explain but easy to experience fellowship is the thing that keeps you coming back to your small group. It’s what makes you, after a hard day's work, feel pulled to go to your small group when every logical impulse would say to stay home and sit on the couch. The breaking of bread together is a common way for us to experience feeling connected to each other. For in the moment we are eating together we are connected through the shared experience of a meal.

Fellowship in Small Groups • Gladstone

week 2 • August 19, 2018 • Kayla Meredith

Fellowship is more easily experienced than explained. It is sharing joys and sorrows. It is celebrating successes and being quiet in disappointment – together. The hard to explain but easy to experience fellowship is the thing that keeps you coming back to your small group. It’s what makes you, after a hard day's work, feel pulled to go to your small group when every logical impulse would say to stay home and sit on the couch. The breaking of bread together is a common way for us to experience feeling connected to each other. For in the moment we are eating together we are connected through the shared experience of a meal.

Carli

8.19.18 • August 19, 2018 • Carli King

Carli shares how her experience in a small group has shaped her faith and perception of church. Shown in worship on August 19, 2018.

Apostle's Teaching in Small Groups • North Oak

week 1 • August 12, 2018 • Mark Sheets

In worship, we read the Bible and usually a Pastor shares a message based upon the Bible reading. This practice has been done for thousands of years. But hearing the Bible in worship is only one way to encounter the Bible. In a small group setting, though, we are allowed to go deeper. We hear different perspectives. We tell our stories and find application to life. When this happens in the context of a small group God’s spirit can guide and teach us through the reading and application of the Bible. The study of the Bible in a small group connects us together in a unique way that enlivens our spirits and draws us closer to our creator.

Apostle's Teaching in Small Groups • Platte Co

week 1 • August 12, 2018 • Adam Mustoe

In worship, we read the Bible and usually a Pastor shares a message based upon the Bible reading. This practice has been done for thousands of years. But hearing the Bible in worship is only one way to encounter the Bible. In a small group setting, though, we are allowed to go deeper. We hear different perspectives. We tell our stories and find application to life. When this happens in the context of a small group God’s spirit can guide and teach us through the reading and application of the Bible. The study of the Bible in a small group connects us together in a unique way that enlivens our spirits and draws us closer to our creator.

Apostle's Teaching in Small Groups • Gladstone

week 1 • August 12, 2018 • Kayla Meredith

In worship, we read the Bible and usually a Pastor shares a message based upon the Bible reading. This practice has been done for thousands of years. But hearing the Bible in worship is only one way to encounter the Bible. In a small group setting, though, we are allowed to go deeper. We hear different perspectives. We tell our stories and find application to life. When this happens in the context of a small group God’s spirit can guide and teach us through the reading and application of the Bible. The study of the Bible in a small group connects us together in a unique way that enlivens our spirits and draws us closer to our creator.

Ann

8.12.18 • August 12, 2018 • Ann

Ann shares her story of how participation in a sermon based small group changed the way she connected at Good Shepherd. Shown in worship on August 12, 2018.