Grace Bible Lifeline (small group) leaders had a VERY encouraging (1 1/2 hr) meeting yesterday morning (Sunday 12/7/14) before church. The meeting was led by Jarod Martin. Jarod called us back to the material that he had gone over with us back at the beginning of the semester. One high compliment of the small group training material provided last semester was “a person who has never led a small group before could take that, follow it, and lead one”.
Also, group leaders shared how God was working in the lives of people in their group, some of the challenges that they’ve been facing, and what they are looking forward to in the coming semester. Lifeline groups continue to be a place of authentic community and spiritual growth. For me as a pastor I see LL groups as a place where we can fulfill the command given to us in Heb 10:24 “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” Lifeline groups — meeting in homes, sharing life, learning the Word, having the gospel laid bare on our souls. Good stuff.
BIG SHOUT OUT to all our LL group leaders and Jarod Martin for stepping up lead us in this way.
Lifeline leaders in attendance were Jarod & Lara Martin, Jason & Nikki Waligura, Jana Whitley, Jason Carney, Rick & Nancy Nevil, Justin Ferguson, Devon & Nikki Mize, Kris Roberts, Brian Ross, Jon & LeiAnn Stovall, Tinna Hood, Brent Wilkens, and myself.
Please pray for the ministry of LL. Pray that our groups continue to be effective and for more folks to step up to lead groups and invest into group life.