The entire McGowan family loves Sunday nights! And that has nothing to do with having made it through the busiest day of the week for us. It’s all about how much we love our Community Group and how much we look forward to coming together on a weekly basis. Those times are huge for our family – a chance to connect with friends, process what God is doing in our lives, pray together and encourage one another in our walks with Jesus. Added bonus…the kids love it too…and the food is really good!
If you aren’t connected to one of our Community Groups, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find one that works for you. So, next week (Sunday – Thursday evenings), each of our Community Groups are hosting an Open House. There’ll be plenty of food and a lot of space to get to know other people in the group. Instead of doing a formal Bible study, we’re just going to take time to hang out and get to know one another. So, it’s a really easy week for you to check out one of our groups.
Here’s the bottom line – Jesus restores us in community. God will do some of His deepest work in you through other people. If you read through the New Testament, you will see the phrase “one another” used at least 59 times. In other words, so much of what Jesus calls us to can only be obeyed in the context of the community. A life of isolation is not only unfulfilling but also disobedient to the pattern of New Testament Christianity.
As a church, we invest a lot of time and effort in Community Groups. It’s not that we think you need one more thing on your calendar. In fact, we know you’re probably already over scheduled and will need to intentionally create space for a Community Group. We do it because discipleship happens in the context of community. We do it to create spaces for God to work through others in your life.
Don’t settle for attending Restoration City. Please, get connected! For a full list of Restoration City Community Groups, visit our website. One of them would love to welcome you next week.