We are in need of someone to help coordinate Adult Education or lead a short-term life group in the fall. The
goal would be to offer more adult education opportunities and short-term life group, for example book studies
As of now, our Adult Education is at a bit of a standstill. Thankfully, our Golden Buckeye Sunday School Class is still meeting. Hannah and Donna continue to teach. Some of our Life Groups are reaching their end. I am thankful for their leaders and the work they have done. It is natural for Life Groups to have a life cycle, which means there is a beginning and an end. Moving forward, we will continue to share in the bulletin and elsewhere when various groups meet. I would like to see other options during the Sunday School hour. Additionally, there is a hope that the church would begin to offer Small Groups that would meet for a 6-8 week period and be offered in the fall and spring.
These groups could take on a lot of forms. To do this well, we need a leader. I have asked a couple of people, but so far the right person has not come forward. Could that be you? Would you be one to work with that person? If so, please let me know, so I can move that forward.
Until then, I’d like to know who would be willing to lead in the fall. For the first time in this format, I’d suggest studying The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. I suggest this because it is one of my favorite books and it changed me profoundly as I prepared for ordained ministry. I found it by accident, and it was not on any seminary reading list though it should have been. Everyone who reads it will find passages to love and others to hate. You will be uplifted and perplexed. If you take it to heart, it will drive you to your knees in prayer crying out for mercy while it will cause you to leap and dance and praise a God who freely gives us grace.
Then, in the Spring, we could hopefully find some people who will work with me to develop the 27 May sermon A Spirit- Filled Life into a course. After that, I hope to have leaders to guide and direct this ministry so that it could grow and vine in various directions. As of now, these are just suggestions until we get a plan in place.
Please pray for this ministry and how you may be a part of it and
contact me soon email@example.com.
Thanks and God bless!—Pastor Randall