'Gospel Groups' Tagged Posts

'Gospel Groups' Tagged Posts

How to Have An Effective Gospel Group

Groups are important.  Whether you call them Gospel Groups, small groups, community groups, discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, etc., the committed gathering of a smaller group of believers is essential to discipleship. Hebrews 10:19-25 speaks to the importance of Christians stimulating one another to live for Christ.  While the passage begins by explaining how Jesus’ sacrifice changes us, the writer then commands us not to further change ourselves but change one another. In our Gospel Groups, we…

Gospel Groups for the Fall

Sunday, August 26, will be a big day in the life of Rocky Creek.  We start a new church year, we will have worship services in the gym, and we will have Gospel Groups for all ages at both 9:00am and 10:30am on Sundays. Gospel Groups provide a place to study the Bible and build relationships with other believers. They are an integral part to discipleship and are a key component of ministry at Rocky Creek.  While services and groups…

Prepared For Battle

by Shawn Piedrahita (NGU Student) In Ephesians 6, Paul implores the Ephesian Christians to “put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil” (6:11). Though spoken to the Ephesian church, Paul’s wisdom still applies to modern-day Christian as a call to arms against “the spiritual forces of evil” (6:12). The Belt of Truth: In John 14:6, Jesus states “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to…

Walking In The Spirit

  A Post By Emily Phillips, NGU Student. What does it mean to walk by the Spirit? In Galatians 5, Paul talks about what it means to keep in step with the Spirit. Paul tells us how to live by the Spirit: reject the desires of the flesh and practice the fruits of the Spirit. Paul says is in verse 16: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh”. We are…

What are Epistles?

Have you ever wondered what the “epistles” are? We have heard people talk about them in church, but have we ever stopped to understand what they are?  Essentially, the epistles are personal letters written to churches and individuals. Elmer Towns says, “While they follow the typical form of first-century letters in the Roman world, they uniquely express Christian truth.”  These authors wrote to express great truths of the Christian faith. They also wrote to explain how a Christian should exhibit…

The Importance of the Bible in our Gospel Groups

Gospel Groups are an integral part of the ministry at Rocky Creek, and they help us make disciples that love, grow, and serve through intentional relationships.  The following are some values that we think are important for all Gospel Groups: AUTHORITY – God’s Word is our guide. MATURITY – Our leaders are growing. AUTHENTICITY – It is safe to be real. ACCOUNTABILITY – We keep each other on the right path. AVAILABILITY – We are accessible beyond the gathering. REPRODUCIBILITY – We grow to…

New Gospel Groups Starting

With the beginning of the new church year, we will start using the Gospel Project curriculum from LifeWay in all our Gospel Groups.  If you are wondering what a Gospel Group is, I encourage you to check out the post that Travis has written about them.   A Gospel Group is a group smaller than a group in a worship service that gathers together for the purpose of discipleship. Starting on Sunday, September 3, Gospel Groups will continue at 9:00am and 10:30am.  At…

Gospel Groups

As we grow in the gospel, we must realize our need for one another in this process.  As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov. 27:17).  We need to spur one another on to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24-25). We must encourage one another to grow in the gospel continually.  But what does that really look like? As believers, we talk about the gospel often, but do we really know what it is and why we need…