On Sunday 9/16 Waretown/Barnegat Anew kicks off our Fall worship theme and 4 week group sessions entitled ‘likeJESUS?’. I am excited to be sharing this journey together with all of you and I am looking forward to some powerful faith-building… and mission-starting! At Waretown/Barnegat Anew we have our sights set on “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by starting new places of faith”. It takes courage, conviction, and a faith in Jesus Christ that is ever-growing and ever deepening.
The group sessions, worship theme, Scriptures, and resource book ‘Right Here Right Now’ are sure to inspire and transform us… the community (and world) through us! Check out the details for the upcoming 4 week sessions below:
The first reading (in the book Right Here Right Now by Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford) is the longest and most challenging… take your time… there will be plenty of time to finish. We will be reading approximately 1/3 of the book during this 4 week session. Then, we will not pick the book up again until December. So, whatever you can’t get to each week you will have plenty of time to revisit.
See you all at the first session next week (at whichever one you signed up for)
Facebook (weekly ongoing beginning 9/16): (Friends of the Waretown United Methodist Church Page)
If you go to: www.righthererightnowbook.com you will find videos (about 20 min long each) corresponding to each chapter. These are good overviews while you are reading.
Are you ‘like Jesus’? Do you ‘like Jesus’? Love, faith, and purpose revealed in who Jesus IS and who he calls us to be.
Movin’ On Up: September 16th – Bible Focus: Matthew 13, Book Focus: pp. 21-57
Jesus was more than just a good teacher calling us to believe him. He requires more than just our love… he calls us to follow him and be like him.
Extraordinarily Ordinary: September 23rd – Bible Focus: Ephesians 2:3-10, Book Focus: pp. 61-80
Jesus was an ordinary tradesman from a small village, and yet he is God. In his day (and today) he called ordinary people, to do extraordinary things!
Love Love Revolution: September 30th – Bible Focus: John 4:4-42, Book Focus: pp. 81-99
Change the world through money, power, or fame and the change always reflects the worst in these. Jesus changed the world through love. So can we!
Learn by DOING: October 7th– Bible Focus: James 2:14-26 Book Focus: pp. 101-118
Christian faith is NOT a spectator-sport. Learning about something is NOT the same as doing it. That’s why Jesus called us to follow, not just believe.
GROUP SESSIONS HELD WEEKLY BEGINNING 9/16 AS FOLLOWS: SUNDAYS 10:15-10:55, MONDAYS 11am-12pm & 7:30pm-8:30pm, and Facebook: (Friends of the Waretown United Methodist Church Page)
GOTO http://www.righthererightnowbook.com/ FOR VIDEOS AND OTHER RESOURCES