Learn, Love, and Do.
Small groups are an important part of building a true, caring community of believers. A healthy small group at Aspen Ridge is made up of people who assemble in Christ’s name for 3 primary things—to Learn, Love, and Do.
In our topical and sermon-based small groups, we dig into God’s word together, learning about Him and about ourselves. In our interest-based small groups we use things such as fishing, knitting and hunting to learn about each other and the God who created us uniquely.
Small groups at Aspen Ridge are places where we experience God’s love for us. They are also a place where God’s love and grace overflows from us into those around us. My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. (1 John 3:18).
Small groups are places we do. Do life together. Do worship together. Do evangelism together. We are better together. We recently did a church-wide service project together called “Get Out,” where we served the community in Evergreen and Marshdale.
Lately, I have been struck by the changing seasons I feel in the air and wind all around me. The days around here have felt like summer, while the nights and mornings have the cool crispness of the coming fall. This glorious temperature and visual metamorphosis from summer to fall in the mountains is probably my favorite time of the year. It gives me a chance to savor the adventures of the warm summer months while looking forward to the fresh fall journey ahead and delight in the feel of both seasons within each day. It is joyfully inspired by this wind of changing seasons that I write you about the past, present and future seasons of small group life at Aspen Ridge Church.
See spring mountains burst alive with light aspen green, hear birds singing praise as sunlight hits the morning scene. “New life” they proclaim, with a “cheep, chirp” as it begins to rain. Feel the warm afternoon sun on your face, surrounded by a vibrant blue sky...
Christmas and the New Year are times for gifts and new things. And while the materialistic culture around us would like to focus on bright, shiny, new toys for women, men, girls and boys, the beauty of the season from Christianity’s perspective are the gifts that last forever.
Share Your Story
Has an Aspen Ridge Small Group made a difference in your life? We’d love to hear your story.