Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Sermon Series: Growing Together

Starting this Sunday, July 19th, I'll be preaching a series of messages called "Growing Together." It is about community, especially as it relates to the Christian life. We form community whenever we are in relationships: Family, Church, Neighborhood, etc. And those relationships are best nurtured when we are accountable to a small, trusted group of people who are companions on our life's journey.

The Wesleys (John and Charles) were very good at calling the early Methodists into small groups to nurture their life of faith. These "classes" were the forerunners to the small groups movement that is exploding today. As a church family, Chino United Methodist Church is intentionally calling its members (both present and future) into small groups for Christian discipleship and caring. This sermon series will highlight the Biblical and social foundations for small groups.

So, come on by any Sunday! You are welcome!

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