Genesis 26:1–11

YHWH Tsidkenu, the Lord our righteousness

 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Paul reminds us that believers in Jesus Christ have been brought together in community.  Romans 12:5 says, “So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”  There’s a sense in which we are to follow Jesus together in community.  We need one another for encouragement, support and prayer.  We need to pursue Christ together.   We need one another.  And, the others need you.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is through a small group at Stone Hill.  A small group is designed to get people together to share life and the gospel with one another.  It’s where you can open up about your struggles and trials.  It’s a place where you can express care and support for others.  It’s not always easy and sometimes it can get messy, but it is a place where God uses the community of believers to pull us towards Himself.

Because of the numerical growth of our congregation, we need to create more small groups so that we can provide a place for everyone to find and build community at Stone Hill.  Some people think that a good small group leader must be a biblical scholar, but that is simply not true.  Good small leaders help their small group interact around God’s Word, and make sure that everyone is sharing and part of the discussion.  Good small group leaders help create an environment where community can grow and flourish.

On Sunday August 14th we will conduct our Small Group Leaders Training immediately after the 11am service.  Lunch is provided and childcare will also be provided.  If you have a passion to see community develop at Stone Hill, you might be a good SG Leader candidate.  Please let us know if you are interested.  We provide training and provide support for you and your ministry.  Email Lara Holt if you are interested in attending this important training time (larah@stonehillprinceton.org).