Posts with the category “coregroup-discussion-guides”

Loving People You Don't Like - Week 2
by Denee Bowers on January 14th, 2022
When we seek to love the people we don’t like, we will usually face some difficult conversations. It can be easy to approach these situations armed with the hard truth of the matter.  Read More
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Loving People You Don't Like - Week 1
by Denee Bowers on January 7th, 2022
We do our best to love people we don’t like because Jesus tells us to. The more complicated question is how do we do that.  Read More
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Good News - Week 3
by Denee Bowers on December 13th, 2021
The Christmas story is full of examples of how the Good News of Jesus is for all people.  Read More
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Good News - Week 2
by Denee Bowers on December 4th, 2021
This week’s sermon taught that God is a promise keeper. Yet, God’s trustworthiness is often demonstrated unexpectedly.  Read More
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Good News: Week 1
by Denee Bowers on November 27th, 2021
The good news of Christmas is that Jesus comes to bring us freedom.   Read More
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Open: Week 5
by Denee Bowers on November 13th, 2021
The best things happen on the other side of risk. This story of the Israelites going into the promised land is just one of many examples of God calling God’s people to step out in faith.   Read More
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Open: Week 4
by Denee Bowers on November 6th, 2021
When we give God changes us, but our gifts are also used to impact others. When we open ourselves up to generosity the church is able to invite new people to experience the transformational love of Jesus. Doing this together multiples the power of our gifts exponentially!   Read More
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Open: Week 3
by Denee Bowers on October 30th, 2021
For a lot of us, growing in generosity feels impossible. We wonder how much we should give, and if the sum we can contribute will actually make a difference.   Read More
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Open: Week 2
by Denee Bowers on October 23rd, 2021
This week we heard about two men who each had many possessions. One of them experienced a bit of abundant life with Jesus while the other missed out.   Read More
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Open: Week 1
by Denee Bowers on October 16th, 2021
The Gathering has grown into the community that it is because we have chosen to stay open to God’s call. When we soften our hearts, we can respond to God and our mission with excitement and wonder.  Read More
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Jesus vs. Christianity: Week 5
by Denee Bowers on October 9th, 2021
A central feature of Jesus’ ministry was his inclusion of people who were typically on the outside.  Read More
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Jesus vs. Christianity: Week 4
by Denee Bowers on October 2nd, 2021
The Church has become the mouthpiece for one political party, making Christianity synonymous with partisanship. We observe something different in Jesus.  Read More
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Jesus vs. Christianity: Week 3
by Denee Bowers on September 25th, 2021
Following in the way of Jesus is about far more than having a better life. We are also asked to be others-centered  Read More
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Jesus vs. Christianity: Week 2
by Denee Bowers on September 18th, 2021
It is one thing to follow Jesus, it is another to be a follower.  Read More
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Jesus vs. Christianity: Week 1
by Denee Bowers on September 11th, 2021
Welcome to week one of Jesus vs. Christianity! In this series we will look at some of the ways the Church has gotten it wrong by drifting from the teachings of Jesus.   Read More
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Fall 2021 Kick Off - Romans 12
by Denee Bowers on September 4th, 2021
Opening Prayer:God, Your mercies and grace renew daily. We ask that the same be true for our perspective this season. Give us a freshness, that we may experience this fellowship differently. We pray that the presence of your Holy Spirit will overflow and saturate our discussions. Thank you for creating us in your likeness. Our prayer is that this divine imprint will help us to love you with all ou...  Read More
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Summer Discussion Guide
by Denee Bowers on August 2nd, 2021
Check-In Questions - In this and every season CoreGroups are meant to be a place of connection. Start off your meeting with some time checking-in and giving group members time to share what is going on in their lives. Go around the circle and share one high point and one low point from your week. Where have you seen God this week? Sermon Discussion Questions- Talking about the sermon is a great way to go...  Read More
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