My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:1-6
Be a disciple...wait, a what? In Matthew 28, Jesus tells His followers to 'go and make disciples.' It's at the very core of our faith in Jesus yet as we often associate the Christian faith as attending church but it's so much more than that. A disciple is one who responds in faith and obedience to the call to follow Jesus. It's a lifelong process of continuing to move closer to Jesus each and every day. So how do we do that? For each of us, it's going to be a little different but at the core we believe there are three elements that move us closer to Jesus:
- Getting involved in a Biblical community like a small group.
- Practicing spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible study and fasting.
- Serving and using our spiritual gifts to build up the church and community.
There are lots of ways to get involved in each of those areas so we invite you to take the next step in your walk with Jesus and become a disciple. If you have any questions about any of those areas or you need help find a place to start, contact Tyler Tolbert, Outreach & Discipleship Minister.
Each of us are on a journey in life that the Lord desires to lead us toward all the good He has planned for us. As women, we are blessed to be able to come alongside each other in this journey; a journey that will grow us and our relationship with the Lord, allow us to serve together and to reach other women in our community to know the kind of hope that only Christ can provide.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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Are you missing your Bible Study? Check out all the studies that are available from RightNow Media. There are studies like - Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs; Perfect Love by Lisa Harper; Amazing Grace by Francis Chan; and so many more.
You can access these studies for FREE! Use this link or text RIGHTNOW FCCColumbus to 41411 to sign up for your account.
Questions? Contact Nancy Lewis, Connections Minister, here or at 812.379.4491.
Would you like to have someone to connect with during this time? Life Line is the perfect ministry for you! You can ask someone to participate with you or our team will be happy to match you up. This is an easy opportunity to grow in your faith. Pick a time each week to pray, care, and connect with each other - be a life line for one another.
You can find suggested prayer topics (i.e. Family, Schools, World, etc) here or pick up a bookmark in the church office. Our suggestion is to pray for the topic, for each other, and any other needs you feel prompted to pray for.
Register here for Life Line - You can register at any time.
Now That Faith Has Come: A Study of Galatians | $20.00
March 4-April 15 | 1:00-3:00p | Register by Sunday, February 21
Beth and Melissa Moore lead you on a 6-week excursion to Galatia to learn more about the community that inspired Paul's impassioned letter! Faced with the challenge of remaining true to the gospel of Jesus Christ instead of submitting to the yoke of slavery again, they needed to hear this message then---as we do today. You can find out more about this study by checking out this video.
Elijah - Faith and Fire | $20.00
Thursday AM | April 8 - May 27 | Register by Sunday, March 28
A 7-Session Study on the Prophet Elijah from Best-Selling Author Priscilla Shirer
Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.
And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable. You can find out more about this study by checking out this video.
At Home Studies
If you are looking for a study to do on your own or with a group of your friends, check out RightNow Media or call Nancy to see what she has available.
***All in-person classes subject to change based on restrictions due to COVID-19.
Please contact Nancy Lewis, Connections Minister, with questions or for more information - email or 812.379.4491.
Join us for fun, refreshments, crafts, lessons and a time to share together. We are currently planning for 2021. Please check back for future dates. Questions? Contact the leadership team here.
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. Jeremiah 31:25
This group meets once a month from 6:00-10:00p in the Reception Room. Enjoy fun, fellowship, food and finally make some progress on that project that has been put on the back burner. Bring your project (or come to visit) and a snack to share. Please contact Christy Pruitt to confirm the group is meeting.
Meeting dates for the first quarter of 2021:
January 15 February 19 March 26
Questions? Contact Christy Pruitt here.
Christian Women Fiction Book Club
Looking at a book through our Christian worldview, can be a path to encouragement, understanding, surprise, discover and just fun. Book discussion will be the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30a at Papa's Deli (back long table). Please contact Vania & Jennie to confirm the group is meeting.
2021 Book List
January 14 - Not By Sight by Kathy Herman
February 11 - The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck
March 11 - Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
April 8 - Overcomer by Chris Fabrey
May 13 - Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin
June 10 - Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill
July 10 - On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher
August 12 - When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
September 9 - Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock
October 14 - Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers
November 11 - Long Way Gone by Charles Martin
December 9 - The White Christmas Inn by Colleen Wright
Questions? Contact Vania & Jennie here.
Community Wide discipleship program designed for men 18 and older. This chapter of Fight Club is a 6-week journey where men are required to complete weekly challenges within the context of community and accountability. These challenges change weekly and cover spiritual, intellectual, relational, and physical assignments, along with Scripture memory and many opportunities to try something new, sometimes intimidating, sometimes just-for-fun, but always in community.
Contact the leadership team here to find out when the next chapter will begin.