Gateway Students, we will not meet tonight. Atoka’s band and praise team rehearsal is postponed to Friday at 6:30.
Small groups are a HUGE part of Gateway. It’s an integral part of making disciples. We communicate through our small groups, serve together with those who are in our groups, and of course just have fun together! There’s lots coming up in 2017, and small group leaders are preparing to meet together to pray and plan for the upcoming year.
On Sunday evening, January 22nd, at 6 p.m. we are going to have a very important meeting. The purpose of this meeting is straightforward and simple. We will be laying out our entire year of events and special emphasis for 2017. By the time we leave the meeting you will have a plan for what is going to happen this year in Adult Small Groups and when.
Not only that, but it is a time for your staff to hear what you need from us in order for you to do your job as Small Group Leader better. So if you are a leader, please come with ideas and suggestions for Phil, our Small Groups Pastor, our staff, and each other as we work together to make every Small Group even better than it already is.
Leaders, we cannot stress enough the importance of this meeting and the need for EVERY leader to be there. As a matter of fact, if there is simply no way that you can be there, let Phil know so a special time can be arranged to cover this material together.
You are all wonderful and we are thankful for each and every one of you. Your job is vital as we work together to disciple the people of Gateway!
Have you wondered…. should I be a part of this? The answer is YES!
THI S is the place where God is doing great things! The Lord is moving. Please be a part of the way He is growing us by joining a small group`1. Bring your scars and warts and come be a part of what Jesus is doing in this community!
In today’s message, Jason, our Munford Campus Pastor, teaches what it means to ‘GROW’. If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.
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Gateway’s students are experiencing discipleship inside and outside the classroom. They are learning how to share their faith under the leadership of Konnor Kessler, our student pastor. Konnor shared this with us recently:
“Evangelism is about presenting Jesus Christ to people that under the inspiration, conviction, and leadership of the Holy Spirit, they will see their need of a Savior, repent of their sins, trust Jesus as their Lord, and Savior, and serve Him through a local church.
Personal evangelism is all about individually sharing the gospel (good news) with others personally. Before you can make a disciple, you have to personally evangelize with someone to see if they have a relationship with the Lord. Furthermore, training someone to share their faith is a significant part of discipleship. We are all called to do it.
This class will be training ground in the sense that the students will learn how to effectively present the gospel to others by using the Word of God.”
Spiritual growth happens in groups as you dig deeper into the Word and spend time investing in the lives of your group members and as they invest in yours. Together you get the chance to go out into our community and reach out to those around us who are hurting for a touch of the Savior that can come through you.
If you are a member of any Small Group at Gateway, or if you’re interested in becoming a part of a group, there’s a big day coming. “Gather My Group Week” is happening the week of March 7-13. This is the time to invite everyone who is a part of your group, no matter how long it has been since they have attended, to participate in your meeting that week. And it is a great opportunity to reach out to those who are not a part of a group to join in yours.
Begin thinking of ways you and your group will gather!