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The story of your Life Group

We are currently in the finishing weeks of a promotional focus for our Life Groups called Day of Champions.  The purpose was to educate on the basics of Life Groups, to promote our Life Groups in our church and to motivate every person in the church to participate.  The response has been amazing as our groups have made close to 5000 contacts during this period.  There have been new guests present each week and we have seen new people enrolled.  This is exciting to see as a Minister of Education!

What is more amazing is to hear the stories of what is happening in Life Groups!  You see stories show us the transformation that numbers never will.  They show us the way in which people are living out their faith that numbers never will.  Do we count, yes!  Because people count.  But I am also very interested in collecting stories.  Dr.Steve Layton at Brentwood Baptist told me how he never goes into a meeting with leadership without having stories collected of transformation.  It is a part of their matrix of collecting information.

Let me give you some of the stories in Life Groups in just the past 5 weeks:

1. There is one of how a man opened his home to a Life Group leader to come and share the gospel after they ministered to his family through a tragedy.

2. A family lost a loved one and there were many Life Groups involved in ministering to this family.

3. A lady had not attended our church in 8 years, and through consistent contact they returned.

4. A mother was invited to attend a Life Group and her son ended up receiving Christ and was baptized!

You see these are the things that we will never see by just looking at the numbers.  However, I believe we are able to see these stories being lived out because our people are being faithful in all areas of ministry.  They ARE contacting their members, they ARE reaching out to new people, they ARE inviting new people to come, they ARE teaching God's Word, they ARE experiencing life together in fellowship!

It truly comes back to the basics of what we do in Life Groups: teaching, reaching, ministry, and fellowship! All of these done in the ministry of prayer and to honor the Lord!

God bless and have a great week.

If you have a story to share how a Life Group ;ministered to you, please share with me, I would love to hear this!

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