One of our values here at The Word Church is to build healthy relationships and we believe it is important for everyone to discover a place where they can connect and grow. We were never created to “do life” alone and Life Groups exist for individuals to build and develop as a community, which is an important part of maintaining a healthy Christian walk.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”
In the words of our Worship Leader, Shamira. “Harvey hit our building but it didn’t hit our church.” We are stronger than ever, however, the after effect shifted us in numerous ways. Though we gained bigger space at Dekaney High School we lost the opportunity to have our traditional mid-week service. But this is where Life Groups come in.
We believe Life Groups are one of the best places to foster significant relationships and growth with God and each other. They provide a great way to connect with a smaller group of people that are brought together by topics/interests, activities, and fellowship. Life Groups are a safe place to be known, encouraged, celebrated, and challenged. The format and atmosphere of each Life Group will be different depending on the leaders and the people in the group, but they all exist to help people connect with each other and with God.
No matter your age or interest, whether you are looking for an accountability group, Bible study, learning Christian basics, financial wisdom and more– In 2018 there will be a group that’s perfect for you! See the exciting new Life Groups set to launch this June listed below and consider selecting the one that fits you the best! We can’t wait to do LIFE with you!
What’s In Your Bible? Pastor J, Life Group Leader Wednesdays @ 7:13 PM (Beginning Wednesday, September 26)
The most difficult questions in life are answered in the Bible. How to have a successful marriage, how to be a great parent, how to forgive, even how to select friends are all found in the Bible. Matter of fact, the key to total life transformation is found, you guessed it, in your Bible. However, the thought of reading the Bible let alone studying the Bible can be a daunting task for new believer as well as a “seasoned” believer. In this simple, hands on 6-week Life Group, Pastor J aims to offer the attendee 6 unique yet equally effective Bible study methods to help you explore biblical truths, apply them to your life, and grow as a disciple. “What’s In Your Bible” will challenge you to develop a customized, personal approach to exploring and studying the riches of God’s Word for yourself.
If you’re ready to become more like Christ and take your relationship with Him to a deeper level, CLICK HERE and register for “What’s In Your Bible”.
Living Free: Present Over Perfect Life Group Saturdays@ 11:00 AM (Beginning Saturday, September 22)
Are your thoughts always racing ahead to the next thing on your “to-do” list? Let Niequist take you from frantic to free! Liberating you from the pressure of perfection, she invites you to be open to God’s unconditional love, focus on the present moment, and experience a deeper sense of grace, space, and connection. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. In these pages, you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life
CLICK HERE to leave behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living
DETOURS Chris Loft, Iron Men Life Group Leader Thursdays @ 7:00 PM (Beginning Thursday, September 20)
The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. It depicts a young man who endured betrayal, abandonment, injustice, and confusion before understanding God’s sovereign plan to redirect him from the pit to the palace. Even today it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.
The Purpose of Detours
The Proof of Detours
The Patience of Detours
The Pain of Detours
The Promotion of Detours
The Perspective of Detours
• Discover hope in knowing that life’s sudden detours represent ways God moves us to the place He wants us to be.
• Identify ways God redeems even the things that go wrong in our lives.
• Get a more intimate understanding of the biblical account of Joseph.
• Learn to endure the uncontrollable and unforeseen events that invade your life.
• Realize that trusting in God’s sovereignty will help you navigate betrayal, abandonment, and injustice.
CLICK HERE to secure your spot for this Life Group today!
iPray Pastor J, WORDPowerment Life Group Leader Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM (Beginning Tuesday, September 25)
iPray answers some of life’s hardest questions about prayer. Whether you’ve grown up in church, recently decided to walk with God or have questions about the importance and power of prayer iPray is perfect for you!
This 8-week Life Group aims to shed light on such topics as, why we should pray, when we should pray, how we should pray, and even what hinders our prayers, just to name a few. Growing up, we are not always provided with the best guidance and advice from conventional sources, but iPray will provide spiritual wisdom and advice to help our communication with God!
If you are ready to learn how to pray simply and effectively, how to draw closer to God through prayer, and how to use prayer to meet and overcome every challenge you may face in life, CLICK HERE this is the class for you!
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