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Mealtime is better together!

August 5, 2021 | family, family meals, fellowship, meals, small groups, together

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:30 (ESV). “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” –

THREE REASONS YOUR CHURCH ENGAGEMENT IS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT NOW

July 17, 2020 | anxiety, church, church attendance, church engagement, depression, fear, fellowship, participation, service, spiritual health, worship

The troubling statistics of declining church engagement combined with the increasing mental health challenges among the individuals and families in our communities, leads to why church engagement is all the more important now. 

Doing Life Together

August 18, 2019 | Acts 2:42-47 | community, community groups, fellowship

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The truth is we need God and we need one another. We are created for relationship. That’s why Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27). We were made to love God and one another. We were made to do life together!

In the book of Acts, Luke recorded how the first century church was devoted to doing life together as the body of Christ. We can be devoted to doing life together as the body of Christ.

4 Devotions of Life Changing Small Groups

August 24, 2018 | Bible study, community, community groups, fellowship, small groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our

You can’t do the “one anothers” without one another!

July 12, 2018 | church attendance, church growth, church involvement, fellowship, love one another

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” — John 13:34-35 “About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active

4 ways to be intentional about relationship building

March 16, 2018 | fellowship, friendship, hospitality, relationships

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) We want to be a church that is intentional about relationship building. It is one of the three major focuses of our purpose statement, which states that we exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ

The 4 Commitments of Life Changing Small Groups

August 25, 2016 | church growth, community groups, faith, fellowship, Gary Combs, koinonia, small groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our

A Shared Family

August 14, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | community, fellowship

Just as our physical birth means we are a part of a family, our spiritual birth makes us part of God’s family. The early church cultivated that shared family by being devoted to the fellowship. Learn how we can cultivate a shared family in our church today.

Is reconciliation required?

January 16, 2015 | Christ, fellowship, forgive, forgiveness, Gary Combs, God, harmony, jesus, peace, reconcile, reconciliation, relationships

What do we do when a relationship is fractured by an offense? How do we find forgiveness and reconciliation? And what do we do when we are faced with the problem of the unrepentant offender that will not or has not reconciled to us. We might even question God, saying, “Do I have to forgive them?

Tattoos, tribes and true community

October 3, 2014 | Christ, church, community, family, fellowship, Gary Combs, God, jesus

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42 (ESV) What makes a true community? People use the word community to describe all sorts of social groups. But what constitutes a “true” (real, authentic, fully realized) community? If we are born into the same race or family, does