Jan 15, 2019

This year our focus is on Discipleship. The "D"  word is a fancy church term for teaching people how to lead better, more fulfilling Christian lives. Odds are, regardless of whether or not you are a member of a church or just a visitor, you know someone, perhaps yourself if you are honest, that doesn't understand their faith all that well. Many people who are new to this Christianity thing find it dizzying and confusing. others who have been going to church all their lives may use the words of faith regularly, but have very little idea what those words actually mean. If you are one of these dizzy and confused people, you are in the company of many saints who came before us. Contrary to popular belief, Christianity has more to do with admitting that you don't know that it does with having all the right answers. The practice of faith is more about faithful
exploration with Jesus than it is like knowing the answers on an end of life exam.

That's why Jesus chose a few disciples and spent a lot of time having long and very confusing conversations with them. Jesus knew that humans have to wander in the wilderness before they find the promise land. So he wondered with disciples on teaching and parables and taught them to do the same thing. 

That's what we are going to do this year. For the next 2 months, I will be working with a group of 12 people. We will be working together on Wednesday nights to become better small group leaders. During this time they will be working to find a group of 12 people to be in their small group. If someone asks you to be in their group I hope you will say yes. Starting in March, our 12 small groups will begin meeting. I am excited about what this year has to offer as we wonder together! 

We will meet on Wednesdays, awt 6:30 p.m.

First Christian Voices
Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Attending worship service on Sunday morning gets my week started out great and with a purpose. I take great joy in service to the members of my church being a deacon. It is an honor to partake of the Lord's Supper.The format of the worship service is similar to the way it was when I was a boy growing up in this church. My parents were faithful members here and I can touch their memories each Sunday. Sometime certain hymns bring back wonderful memories of my parents, Red & Jeane Williams. I also enjoy and take comfort from fellowship with my church family and friends. We are so fortunate to have Rev. Jordan Byrd. He brings insight and clarity to the scriptures in a unique way. I always gain knowledge from his messages and also practicable ways to apply God's Word into everyday life experiences.