FALL SMALL GROUP & SERMON SERIES: SPEAKING OF JESUS
Our deepest desire as a church is to help people look, live, and love more like Jesus. Sadly, many people aren’t getting that opportunity because they aren’t being invited to. A recent Barna study found that 74% of American Christians have had less that 10 spiritual conversations in the past year. That is less than one conversation about spirituality or faith a month.
And the way they define “spiritual conversations” is pretty broad. A spiritual conversation is
Any conversation about spiritual or faith matters (including doubts) with anyone.
That could be talking about the sermon with your family over dinner on a Sunday night or offering to pray for a friend over the phone.
With so few of us sharing, it is no wonder that people aren’t learning what it means to look, live, and love more like Jesus.
This series is all about changing the game by becoming people who eagerly talk about Jesus with those in our lives, both believers and those who have yet to come to faith, on a regular basis. It is about moving from being reluctant witnesses to eager conversationalists when it comes to matters of faith and spirituality.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
To get ready to participate with us in this series, you will need a couple of things. In this video, Pastor Nick shares what you should make sure to pick up for yourself over the next couple of weeks...
TO GET CONNECTED TO A SMALL GROUP
Small groups are the best way to get the most out of this series. Please CLICK HERE to fill out our interest form for a group and we will connect you to a small group that meets at a time and in a way that works best for you and your schedule.
TO PURCHASE A BOOK
You will need a copy of 42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions by Carl Medearis. Because we are not handing out books weekly in the run-up to the series, we are encouraging you to pick up a copy for yourself TODAY!!! Kindle, Nook, and e-book versions are available for immediate download, but to purchase a physical copy, we encourage you to check out the following suppliers. Remember, you will need your book to arrive by Sunday, October 11th, at the latest, so double-check the delivery time for your book to ensure that it gets here on time.
TO GET A COPY OF THE "SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION CURVE"
The Spiritual Conversation Curve is one of the teaching tools we will be using during this study, so you want to make sure you have your own copy of this card. They will be available for pick-up at our outdoor services on September 20th & 27th. You can pick them up when you get your bulletin. Services are at 9am. If you can't come to an outdoor service, let us know and we can mail you a copy of the card. Just CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM and we will stick your copy in the mail.