Ondray, our Life Groups Director, is back again to share with us the vision behind our life groups. Groups are launching Feb 10 so don't wait to sign up to be a part of a life-changing community.
Our mission at Cross Culture Church is, “to be a church of great neighbors who display and declare the good news of Jesus Christ.” One of the ways we can share our story is through our Life Group communities. Life Groups have one simple purpose, to bring people together. Sharing life through community is a part of our design, but meaningful relationships are not always easy to find. Life Groups exist to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible.
People participating in life together, in a small group setting, to become more like Christ is an ideal setting for the Holy Spirit to minister, encourage, inspire and motivate all races and ethnicities. Life Groups were meant to provide two things:
- Authentic Community: We encourage everyone to connect with people you may or may not know where conversations are organic, real and seasoned with God’s grace and mercy as we come together as one.
- A Non-threatening Place: Jesus paid it all at the cross. Romans 8:1 declares: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Our Life Groups should reflect this truth in the way they function.
You might be thinking, I have nothing to offer a small group... I don’t have a dynamic testimony, or an encouraging word to say to somebody, as a matter of fact I’m just ordinary... That is NOT TRUE. It’s a lie from the enemy. You are an individual, specifically created by God. His fingerprint is all over your life. He has breathed life inside you. God wants to use your unique story and creative energy in a small group setting for his Glory. If you are interested in joining a life group please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be back next week for part 2.