Everything You Need to Know About Midweek Groups this Fall
September 8th, 2014 | John Chandler
Midweek Groups are “extended families” within our larger church community. They meet throughout the month for both structured times for discipling each other and unstructured times of for fun and fellowship.
Yesterday, we hosted a “Midweek Group Scrimmage” where we learned about and practiced what happens in Midweek Groups. If you didn’t make it to the Scrimmage, you can watch this video.
This fall, each Midweek Group will choose one of three foci:
- Learning about the way of Jesus
- Listening to God and each other
- Practicing Lectio Divina.
For groups that focus on Learning will choose one of the following:
- Tangible Kingdom Primer (Workbook)
The Primer is about building life-long habits, with two primary purposes: first as a formation tool to prepare your heart for mission, and second as a field guide for starting mission together.
- The Story of God, the Story of Us (Book/DVD)
Before the Bible was a book, it was flesh and blood. In this book, you can travel between the lines of the Scriptures to listen in on the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time.
- The Work of the People (Streaming Video)
Short, thoughtful interviews with key theological thinkers such as Greg Boyd, Brene Brown, Stanley Hauerwas, NT Wright and Walter Bruggeman.
For groups that focus on Listening to God and each other we suggest using Story Night process. This handout describes how to use the Story Night process for listening to stories from each other and stories from scripture.
Finally, some groups may choose to practice Lectio Divina, an ancient practice of hearing and experiencing scripture. This handout describes the process. You can also listen to an example here.
As of right now, we have three groups meeting.
Learn how you can we involved with our Tuesday Group by contacting Ashley Blackwell.
Learn how you can we involved with our Wednesday Group by contacting Tim Dewberry.
Learn how you can we involved with our Thursday Group by contacting Laura Grace.
For general questions, contact Chris Morton.
See you throughout the week!