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AN OPEN INVITATION TO RECOVERY!
This Friday, April 19, more than 40 of our members attended the premier of Home Run at the MJR Southgate Cinema 20 at 7:00 p.m. What a fantastic movie for addressing ‘You Can Change!” If you have not seen it yet, tonight (Thursday, April 25) is the final night. For more information contact Harold Fuqua.
Then, on Wednesday, April 24, we will begin our first Step Study entitled “Stepping Out of Denial into God’s Grace.” This group will be open to anyone who is interested in a Christ-centered approach to dealing with life’s ‘Hurts, Habits and Hangups.’ This is more than an addiction recovery group. This is about dealing with our pain honestly and opening ourselves to the healing that Jesus promises every one of us.
The recovery model we will be following is known as Celebrate Recovery. Right now is the time to start over. Now is the time to Celebrate Recovery!
As our groups have come together for our 40 Days In The Word several have decided to continue through the spring and into summer! If you would like to participate in our small groups you can check out our latest listing by clicking HERE.
Of course, we are always ready to begin new groups. All we need is a leader/facilitator and a host home and a desire to grow in Christ. We have resources in the office to help get you started or we can order a curriculum according to your interests.
Small groups are great for learning from God’s word and considering different ways to apply it to daily life. This is also a great setting to make new friendships and developing a network of accountability and encouragement to help during those difficult times. Now is a great time to evaluate our groups as they realign their study material and set their sites on the goal of a closer walk with Christ…together!
“Home Run reminds us of the power of forgiveness,
the richness of redemption,
and the wisdom of trusting God to revive us.”
Max Lucado, Pastor and Best-Selling Author
On Wednesday, April 24, we officially began our Celebrate Recovery step study. Workbooks are still available for $5 each. We will begin lesson 1 next week on the topic of ‘Denial.’ To purchase a workbook in advance check with Steve Pylkas. For more information check with Harold Fuqua.
WHY DID WE PROMOTE HOME RUN?
This powerful and entertaining film reminds moviegoers that with God, it’s never too late … freedom is possible.
On Sunday, January 27 to March 16 we will coordinate our personal Bible study, small groups and Sunday’s sermons as part of a 6-Week, nation-wide campaign:
40 Days in the Word
Love the Word of God like never before.
Learn the Word of God like never before.
Live the Word of God like never before.
Click the Twin Oaks Leaf to sign-up to get started!
It’s an exciting time for our church. Every week people come through these doors seeking Jesus Christ, and many of those same people have made the incredible decision to follow Him. With that excitement comes an amazing responsibility to lead and disciple all of these new believers. Because of your involvement at Twin Oaks, you play a vital role in that very process:
- Involving people into Christ’s community
- Leading first time visitors to become fully committed followers
- Intentionally connecting people to the overall mission of Christ’s church
At “Core Church” we’d love to help you find the tools you need to connect these people to Jesus and connect them to His church body. In addition, we will also be recognizing some very special volunteers for all of their service to Twin Oaks, eating a great (free) meal and having a little fun as well! Don’t miss this opportunity. All Spouses are invited to attend with you, and child care (age nursery – 4th grade) will also be provided for you. Hope to see you there!
Can you believe it is already November? Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Then Christmas Day (with a special Christmas Day service at Twin Oaks) and New Year’s Day and in the blink of an eye 2011 will be gone. Does it ever seem to you that life is just flying by? You’re 20 and your whole life is ahead of you. You blink and are shocked to discover you are 35 with kids in school. Blink again and you are 50 and empty-nesting. You wake up one morning and you are 60 and grandparenting. Need I go on?
The point is: “Life is short. What are you doing to make yours matter?”I want to challenge you today to live deliberately. Find some areas to make a difference and take some deliberate steps to live life to the fullest TODAY, not “someday”. In these updates each week there are usually a few ways to matter in the world. Volunteer your home for a small group. Become a “Treasured Friend” to a GEMS girl. Stack chairs (it really does matter in the ministry of our church). Become a Freedom Stylist or recruit the stylists at the salon you go to. Love a neighbor. Visit a home-bound person. Invite a friend to Twin Oaks. There are a million ways to make a difference. Choose one. You are the light of the world. Shine!
THIS SUNDAY we begin a new series called “Modern Family”with a message called “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…” We’re going to be looking this month at marriage and parenting and this would be a great time to invite a friend who could use some help in either of those areas.