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.
“Thanks man!” came his smiling response as we shook hands. We then exchanged a few sentences of small talk that I can’t remember, before he spoke the words I’ll never forget. The words he said next were simple, yet so sincere. Friendly yet fearless. They were powerful and felt providential.
“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
As I watch Gracie being a puppy, I can’t help but think of evangelism and the cause of Christ. Really! You may be thinking, “How in the world do you think of evangelism and Jesus Christ when watching your puppy?!” Good question. Hear me out on this.
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