“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship (Greek: koinonia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42
Small groups of 3-5 people will be facilitated weekly via online video chat.
To provide a way for believers to encourage each other to stay active in the word, in prayer, and in fellowship during the Covid-19 pandemic. "Christian fellowship is a key aspect of the Christian life. Believers in Christ are to come together in love, faith, and encouragement. That is the essence of koinonia."
These fellowship groups will meet weekly for one hour to discuss a section of scripture together and spend time in prayer and praise. More details are explained below.
Apostles' Teaching (40-45 minutes)
This portion of the time will be spent discussing a passage of scripture together. These are the passages for each of the four weeks:
1 Thessalonians 4:9-18
For each passage, read it together slowly. Then discuss your responses to some of the following questions (if time permits, you can discuss all of them):
What did you find meaningful in this passage?
What did you find convicting?
What did you not understand?
What does this passage say about God? [or Jesus or the Holy Spirit]
What is God asking us to do?
What are you going to do with that?
It would be helpful if at least one person has a study Bible for reference.
Prayer & Praise (15-20 minutes)
Everyone can take a turn to pray and/or give thanks. If anyone prefers not to pray out loud on a given day, they can read a Psalm or another prayer recorded in scripture.