What might a typical month look like?:
I’m presenting this now with the understanding that this is just an idea I’m trying to develop. I truly want a church community to be something that you and I can join and it will change our lives, not just our Sunday experience. So please take a look and give me some feedback as to the effectiveness you see this working with and the tweaks you would see this needing. I value your opinion, that is why you know about this blog.
All things would need to be something that is looked at as a group or community that isn’t the same for the rest of your life. But rather it is a group that would multiply. That is how the movement works. If we all want to find a community of friends and never want it to grow, we are going to be a hindrance to God’s Kingdom moving forward. So we must enter all we do with the purpose and hope of it multiplying. I don’t know exactly how that will look yet. I know some people have a concern with small groups changing, but they would rather keep them the same because they want to grow really deep in relationships with some people. I understand this, and this is a concern I’m not sure exactly where God is leading in at this point. But I do know without multiplication, our community doesn’t produce life.
We would have a weekly meeting time.
Week One: If we were going to go over Matthew, we would have a meeting time that looks typical in that we would meet for a person to give some extensive background information teaching about Matthew and then have some musical worship time.
Week Two: We could have a community worship experience that would be based on living out the teachings from Matthew in Greeley. i.e. In Matthew 9:13 Jesus says he prefers mercy over sacrifice. So we gather as a group to show another group mercy. Like going to the downtown park and feeding the hungry.
Week Three: Some type of artistic type experience around Matthew
Week Four: This is community day. It is a gathering of all LTGs and allowing them to mix up and share what they learned and experienced from Matthew
The groups of 3 to 5 people would meet each week. After they listen to the background information about Matthew, they then read all of Matthew each week for the rest of the month and discuss it in their group.
They also have accountability with each other
They pray for friends of theirs
Possibly they do one active role in the community like our week two of the community time, but they do it as an LTG.
This would be things like The Farm, the cultural café, inviting friends (very important that you have a relationship with these people) to your LTG or one of the action days.
Please leave some comments about what you think of this idea. This is something I want us to develop as a community which means we all need to help form it. Just to give you an idea of when this would begin, we are looking at late August or early September.