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CHURCH ONLINE GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 20

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Groups

We are the church, wherever we gather. Right now, we're meeting in Community Groups for an online Sunday experience. Join a Community Group to find a few people to share life with.

Sundays at 9:15a & 11:15a 

Here’s a weekly way to connect with your Ethos family.  Watch live on Sundays - YouTube or Facebook. Then, use this guide to discuss with your group and teach your kids.

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SEPTEMBER 20

Community Guide

Each Sunday that you come together with your Community Group, we encourage you to spend time centering on God’s presence through worship, learning from the scriptures, praying, and just spending time together. 

 

Welcome

Sing, lean in, engage, take notes, be vocal…create an intentional environment!

Overview and Weekly Practice

On this journey, you will quickly find yourselves in the realm of opinions, preferences, and personality—of which there are many. In doing so, it is okay and unlikely for everyone to be on the same page. However, we must fight for unity as we remember the enemy’s goal is to bring division. One of the ways a church community grows divided is by not having a clear picture of what the immediate future holds. Over the past several months, there has been much uncertainty. Moving forward, we want to give you, our Ethos family, something certain you can hold on to. As we begin to move into the fall, for a temporary season of twelve weeks. We are setting aside the possibility of reentering into a large gathering on Sunday mornings in order to focus fully on Community Groups. As we prepare for great opportunities to grow spiritually and in unity through groups; it will be as imperative as ever before that we all lean into four things that we find the early Church engaging in (Acts 2:42):

  1. Leaning into God’s Word together

  2. Leaning into a depth of relationship together

  3. Leaning into remembering who Jesus is together

  4. Leaning into prayer together

As we relaunch Community Groups in an improved manner, we have an opportunity to not only experience personal growth but to also create opportunities for others to experience healthy family. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 68:6, “God sets the lonely in families.” Notice Gods promise in this verse; HE sets (places the lonely) in a family. Our responsibility is to create space within our Ethos Family for God to set those who are lonely. In this season, there are a lot of lonely people. In fact, most of us, if we are honest, experience feelings of isolation and loneliness on a weekly basis.

Community Groups will give us the greatest opportunity to eradicate relational poverty. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can be a part of establishing God’s Kingdom on Earth, as it is in Heaven.

Prayer

Take a few minutes to pray corporately. Pray for this upcoming season of Community Groups, that God will move in each group in unique ways. For every person seeking a place to call family and a place to feel included, will find their way into the group that God has for them.

Engage with the Online Experience

Sing, lean in, engage, take notes, be vocal…create an intentional environment!

Discussion Questions

Close in Prayer

End asking God to help you take what you have heard, learned, and were challenged by and apply it through your week.

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OUR VISION IS TO SEE EVERY PERSON

KNOW GOD, FIND FREEDOM,

DISCOVER PURPOSE,

AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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