Feb 082010

Big Idea:
The foundation for Staying in Love is making love a verb!

Scripture Memory:
John 13:34 (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Action Step:
Take the card given out at the end of the gathering and read it everyday for the next week.  It has the scripture we will study next week on the front and some questions for thought on the back.  Read this at least once everyday for the next week.

Random Thoughts:

What a great morning at Church at the Grove!  Lots of new faces and I love it when I see guests coming back the second and third and fourth time!  Awesome!

I thought I was not going to be able to talk after the “Kim and Jamesh” video this morning!  I could not breathe.  It is by far one of the funniest things I have ever seen.  I can’t wait for part 2 next week! I will post the video when it is posted on youtube.

I am writing this right before the Super Bowl.  I am picking the Colts, although I don’t really care who wins.  I just planning on enjoying the game.

C-3 gathering this Friday night! This is an opportunity to hear about the vision, mission, values and beliefs of Church at the Grove and ask questions you may have. It is required for membership, but you don’t have to join that evening.  It is a blast and a great chance to meet some new people.  Please email or call us if you plan to attend.

Thankful Thursday was a huge hit at Youth Middle School this week!  Thank you to Barbara Bledsoe, Lisa Malcolm and all the people that prepared food and items for the day!  It was an awesome day and the teachers loved it.  We do it again next week!

Romania Cake auction is next Sunday Feb. 14!  Bring some money and buy your valentine something for their sweet tooth and help support the Romania mission trip.

We need people for breakdown team.  Give approximately 30 minutes after a service once a month and help us breakdown!  Email or call us to volunteer.

MAKE LOVE A VERB this week!  Look for practical ways you can love and serve your spouse and then come back next Sunday for an awesome valentine’s Day!

Community Groups are going!  Make sure you join a community group and get to know people!  Do life together!

10 for 2010! Be praying for those in your circle of relationships that you can share Jesus with and invite to The Grove!  Easter is coming soon and you can invite them to Easter gathering on April 4!

God is working! Be sensitive and open to where God is working in your life and the lives around you!

Keep praying, keep investing, keep inviting!

 Posted by at 8:57 am
Feb 012010

Big Idea:
Jesus says, “Do you love me more than these?”  John 21:15

Memory Verse:
Psalms 16:2 (ESV)
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

Action Step:
Evaluate what in your life takes precedent over love/affection for Jesus!

Random Thoughts:

What an awesome conclusion to our “Crazy Love” series!  Thank you to Gabe Shababy and Rolin Williamson for their ministry yesterday!  I am so thankful for these guys and their willingness to share their gifts.

What a crazy weekend!  We had some new friends over on Friday night, stayed busy most of the day Saturday and had a HUGE full day Sunday!

Josiah’s birthday is Jan. 24 and we had his “airsoft war” party yesterday at my brother’s home in Monroe.  We gathered a bunch of middle school boys, a few adults and ran around in the woods shooting each other.  It was awesome fun!  It is a great way to take out a bunch of aggression…..legally.

We had some new friends over last night that have been attending CATG.  Had a blast hanging out with the Jones family.

Don’t forget to make getting in a Community Group a priority! Make sure you find one of our groups and get connected.  Relationships are so important!

Thankful Thursdays began this coming Thursday at Youth Middle School. We need a couch!  Anyone have a couch we can borrow for February?  If you want to hang out with some teachers and a couple of CATG people come see us at Youth Middle School on Thursday.

Ladies Night Out! This Tuesday at Tonya Calhoun’s place.  7pm!

I am really excited about our new series “Staying in Love”.  I am hoping and praying that marriages and families will be saved, encouraged and equipped over these next four weeks.  Don’t miss it AND take the opportunity to invite some friends, family or neighbors.

Lots and lots going on!  Praying for God to work in my life, the lives of people in our community and in the life of CATG!

We had a blast in our middle school boys small group this past week!  We talked about accountability and about Jesus’ work in our life.  5 middle school boys prayed to receive Jesus into their heart! WOW!  Praying for God to IGNITE something in the lives of our students.  If you are interested in being involved, let me or Nathan Boyd know.

Keep praying, keep investing, keep inviting!

 Posted by at 8:26 am