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Special Emphasis for Lent, 2017

Covenant Groups

“Getting the Band Back Together”

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  THERE ARE A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE, CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE @ 251-928-1148 IF INTERESTED!

 

Lent, 2017, is just around the corner. It begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1st and concludes with Easter Sunday on April 16th. We have a wonderful adventure planned for our congregation as we provide a special focus during this time on Covenant Discipleship Groups.

 

What are Covenant Groups?

Covenant Groups are non-curriculum based groups of 6-8 people who meet together weekly to provide accountability and encouragement for participants on their spiritual journey.

 

Why “Covenant Groups”?

Many Methodist churches are looking for ways to connect their members to the things that are most important in their faith journey. When John Wesley began the Methodist movement, the central way people maintained accountability and consistency in their personal discipleship was to join together in small groups called “classes” or “bands”. Many Methodist churches are “getting the band back together.” This was the Bishop’s focus for our most recent Annual Conference in Montgomery and all our churches were encouraged to experiment with this time honored way of walking the path of faithfulness.

 

Here are some details:

  • Covenant groups will be offered at a variety of times in hopes that one meeting time or another will work for your schedule.

  • You will be assigned to a group with ideally 6-8 members, no fewer than 4.

  • The first group meeting, you will make a covenant with the other group members with goals centered around these areas: (1) how you connect with God and other Christians; (2) your plans for individual spiritual growth; and (3) your plans for mission and service.

  • Your group will follow a set discussion format each week for one hour touching base about these three areas in your covenant.

  • You will share time in prayer for the things that are needful in your group.