We've got something big coming to Five Oaks with the new year. It's hard to explain all this entails, but imagine...
- Inviting your unchurched friends to your small group or our worship gatherings to get the whole story of God and an overview of the Bible in eight short weeks. They come away saying, "It makes sense. God and Jesus make sense for the first time in my life."
- Getting an overview of the whole Bible you can remember and share with others, bringing God's story to bear on your own life and the lives of others. You might come away saying, "I now understand how it all fits together."
- Our whole church being on the same page when I refer back to Abraham, Moses, David, Nehemiah or anyone in between. Then we package it and teach it to anyone who makes Five Oaks their church home in the future.
- Reading through the Bible in eight weeks with a guide at your side --not every passage, but key passages and stories. You and your friends might come away saying, "Now I understand how the Bible is organized. I have a solid framework I can build on."
For the first eight weeks of the new year we're going to do all this and more through an integrated approach in our small groups, weekend messages and daily Group Life. And we're going to do it in a way you've never experienced before in your small groups--the story-formed way.
I can't wait to tell you more. Get ready. Small group leaders, we'll offer a one-hour training for the Story-formed Way before the end of the year. We'll offer lots of opportunities and times. And if you can't make it to one of our trainings, we'll sit with you over coffee and get you up to speed. Get ready because this is going to revolutionalize our church and our ministry.