Set the Table Week 2 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
Before we set the table, we must first CLEAR the table. Then we can reset it so that we can leave a Spirit-filled legacy for our family.

Discussion Starter:
What is the worst (so bad it was funny) dinner experience you have had at either a holiday time or a large family gathering? Have you ever seen anyone “clear” the table with a swipe or a tablecloth pull?

Introduction:
Before we can set the table for our families, we need to be real. We need to be honest. Every family can be messy. What does your family table look like? Messy until it’s time for people to come over? So cluttered that it’s hard to even SET the table for a meal? We can choose to keep living in our mess, or we can live differently, not trying to cover up the mess, but intentionally confronting our mess. We must clear the table so that we can start over and set the table correctly. We should set the table in a manner that can sustain the family’s spiritual legacy.


Encounter God

Primary Scriptures: Genesis 12:5-7, Genesis 35:1-5, Joshua 24:14-15

Discussion Questions:

    1. Read Genesis 35:1-5. Even Jacob’s table was a mess—he had a house full of idols! Does anyone have a messy dinner table? Is your life as messy and cluttered as the table? Do you feel you’re barely getting by? Pastor Chris says one of our problems is that we place EVERYTHING on our table. What can you take off the table in order to lessen the clutter?
    2. We live with a lot of distraction, especially at the family table. It can cause quite a disconnect. If the family table does not have discussion, then there can be no arguments. Therefore, we think we are “okay.” However, a lack of argument does not mean that problems and issues do not exist. What can we do to reset the table for our family? How can we lessen the distractions and confront any messes early before they become larger messes?
    3. Read Genesis 12:1-7. God promises more for our families. He does not promise jobs, a good house, money, or happiness. Abram did not have any of those things. What did Abram have? What do you have that God has given you or promised you?
    4. Pastor Chris shared four ways to set the table for a Spirit-filled family:
      -Set a place of prayer together
      -Set a place to read God’s Word together
      -Set a place to go to church together
      -Set a place for accountability to one another
      As a group, make a plan for each family. Talk about any difficulties you face with these four values.

    Discovery Bible Method:
    For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Joshua 24:14-15 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


    Embrace Others

    Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

    Getting to know you:  What is your mess that you try to cover up? What can you be more transparent about so that the group can help you clear the table?

    Getting to know them:  Hold each other accountable this week. Talk about your messy table and how we can each help one another clear it.

    Getting to know Him:  We must set a table for a Spirit-filled family. Read Joshua 24:14-15 and decide if you’ll commit your family and your table to worship the world or God. Memorize Joshua 24:15 this week.


    Engage the World Around Us

    Engaging at Faith Promise:  Faith Promise values are posted in our lobbies and on our website:

    • We serve others.
    • We grow together.
    • We give generously.
    • We put God first.
    • We tell them of Him.
    • We elevate those around us.
  • Promisers – are you incorporating these values in your life, your ministry, your group, and your family? How can you engage those around you at church and in your ministry?

 

  • Engaging in Community:  Time to clean out your closets! Did you know that you can take all donations to KARM, get a tax donation for your records, AND have your donation attached to Faith Promise? Every donation made and every hour of service volunteering at KARM helps Faith Promisers who are in need. Faith Promise Church supports KARM in many ways, but KARM supports us too. So take your household and closet donations to KARM today.

 

  • Engaging the World:  Clear your table this week. Wipe clean any preconceived notions, and engage with someone that you assume is different from you. Learn about one of the countries served by Faith Promise missionaries.

    Expand God’s Kingdom

    As we set the table for a Spirit-filled life, we must first make sure we are nourished. Studying God’s word and meditating upon it will help write God’s message on our hearts. Strengthening our relationship with God will help us to nourish others. Don’t be afraid to share with others what God has done and is doing for you. Let them know His love is available to them as well.


    Leader’s Notes

    ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

    – A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

    – A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

    – A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

    – A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.

     

Set the Table Week 1 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
Set the table for a Spirit-filled legacy in your family.

Discussion Starter:
Most everyone has one favorite meal or dessert that only mom could make best. What is the one you most vividly recall?

Introduction:
As our lives have become more hectic and more things have begun to vie for our attention, the center of the home has changed. Historically, the “table” was the centerpiece of the home. The table was a place where families gathered for meals, to play games, plan vacations, fold clothes, and to have prayer. Today we begin a new series on family, and we will learn to set the table to form a Spirit-filled legacy for our families.


Encounter God

Primary Scriptures: Psalm 128:3 and Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Discussion Questions:

  1. Sunday dinner used to be the time of week when families gathered around the table for a meal after church. Much time was spent sharing and getting to know each other. Memories were made during this meal that last a lifetime. How do you think the Psalm we read portrays this scene? Can you share an example of how you experienced this in your family history–or how you want to experience this in your family in the future?
  2. Pastor Michele quoted John Piper: “God is most satisfied when we are most satisfied with Him”. What do you think this means? Where do you seek satisfaction for your needs and wants?
  3. We must set the table for the legacy of our families before it is set for us. We must be intentional in providing our families spiritual nourishment. Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7. Brainstorm specific examples of how you can remember and talk about God during each of the times listed in verse 7.
  4. Pastor Michelle said, “set enough on the table that there are spiritual leftovers for your children to take home with them to their tables after they leave.” This is an obvious reference to the legacy we leave, but how do we ensure there are “leftovers”? What must we do to provide enough that those that come after us can carry on the same “spiritual meal”?

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Getting to know you: How is God using this group to equip you to spiritually feed yourself? How is He preparing you to feed others?

Getting to know them: How can your group nourish and encourage each other during the week between meetings?

Getting to know Him: We learned this week that the place settings are centered around the plate. The plate is the place where the substance is that nourishes us. Let’s fill our hearts with substance. This week memorize Deuteronomy 6:4-7.


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: As you greet those around you during service this week, take time to share a word of encouragement or something that you have seen God do this week.

Engaging in Community: Take the time to listen to your neighbors and your co-workers as they share with you. Ask how you can pray for them this week.

Engaging the World: As our attention spans grow shorter and we become more accustomed to hearing sound bites instead of stories, remember that we do not have to be physically at the same table to “break bread together.” This term merely means to share fellowship as you share a meal. This week as you are on social media, “break bread” with your domestic and international friends. Take a few moments to share something of substance with them.


Expand God’s Kingdom

As we set the table for a Spirit-filled life, we must first make sure we are nourished. Studying God’s word and meditating upon it will help write God’s message on our hearts. Strengthening our relationship with God will help us to nourish others. Don’t be afraid to share with others what God has done and is doing for you. Let them know His love is available to them as well.


Leader’s Notes

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.

 

Digging New Wells – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:

We as Promisors need to prepare the way for another movement of God now and for the next generation.

Discussion Starter:

With the beginning of summer right around the corner and all this talk of digging, share if you have plans to get out in your yard or even if you have plans to dig through and clean up your “stuff”!

Introduction:
In this week’s stand-alone message, Pastor challenged us to prepare the way for another movement of God, a revival! We desperately need this now and for the next generation. It is our responsibility to impart to the next generation truth and to teach them how to praise and worship God! We need to resurrect spiritual practices the enemy has tried to obscure such as: praise and worship, sacrifice, faith, valuing life and people, winning the lost, valuing marriage and family, studying His inerrant Word, trusting in His power and delivery, having a reverent fear of Him, prayer and fasting, and true repentance. We are to put God first in our lives, giving Him our best and our first not our last and our leftovers.


Encounter God

Primary Scriptures:  Genesis 26:12-25, Proverbs 5:15, Proverbs 13:22a, Genesis 22:5, Acts 1:8, Luke 4:18-19

Discussion Questions:

  1. Read Genesis 26:12-17 Isaac’s Philistine neighbors envied his wealth and tried to get him to leave their land by stopping up his wells, which were necessary in that area to succeed in the land. What is necessary for a Christian to “succeed” in this world? What is your definition of success?
  2. How does culture and the enemy “muddy your waters” and attempt to lure you away from God?
  3. How will you depend on God and His promised victory regardless of your circumstances?
  4. Read Genesis 26:18-25 Isaac continued to face conflict from his Philistine enemy as they followed him and confiscated his wells. Finally, he finally found peace and God’s blessing and named it Rehoboth (room). As Pastor taught us this week, the church is looking for something new; when what we really need is to dig again the old wells of spiritual practices that believers have depended on from the beginning.  Discuss these “old wells” that we need to re-open.
  5. God blessed Isaac and his patient, persistent faith. This is spiritually true for believers today.  In John 4:14, Christ promises to give those who place their faith in Him a well of living water that no one can obstruct.  Who has God placed in your life to share the refreshing truth about Him?  Will you boldly step out in faith as God directs you?
  6. What holds you back from sharing openly the truth about Jesus Christ?  How can your group pray for you as you ask for courage and opportunities to share?

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Genesis 26:25 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Getting to know you: Revival starts first with ourselves; only then can it spread to those around us and then outward to the lost. From the various “wells” Pastor talked about, which spiritual practice will you resurrect or breathe new life into to start your own personal revival?

Getting to know them: In groups of 2 or 3, discuss ways you can encourage each other this week to grow spiritually. Some possibilities include setting aside a personal quiet time, scripture memorization, or journaling your reflections from daily Bible reading.

Getting to know Him: Choose a verse to memorize this week for encouragement. Consider Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 23:3, or Psalm 40:3. Touch base throughout the week, lift each other up in prayer and “encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Heb 10:25)


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: As Pastor has challenged us and motivated us to prepare for God to move in our hearts and in our church, will you as a group pray for each Promisor to have laser-focus on God, to hear His still small voice and to seek Him as we anticipate a Revival like none other? How can your group support this movement as we re-dig the wells of our Spiritual fathers and let the Living Water flow?

Engaging in Community/Engaging the World: Christ promises to give those who place their faith in Him a well of living water that no one can obstruct. We learned this week of Lina, who was on the brink of selling her 14-year-old daughter out of desperation and hunger, but the Lord provided a basket of food, thanks to the generosity of believers. How will you, in the power of the Holy Spirit, demonstrate that the body of Christ values the life and dignity of all people? Will you take that step and give back to God a portion from which He has given you to offer hope to this hungry and hurting world?


Expand God’s Kingdom

A pastor once said, “Revival is not the discovery of some new truth. It’s the rediscovery of the grand old truth of God’s power in and through the Cross.”  How will you rediscover these old but powerful truths and share them with this hurting and dying world? We must feel the urgency to pass this on to the next generation! Revival starts first with ourselves. Only then can it spread to those around us and then outward to the lost. Pray together as a group for revival to start within and for its ripple effect to touch those around you and spread to the far-reaches to save the lost.


Leader’s Notes

  1. Answers will vary but may include: putting God first and staying close to Him, studying His Word, and applying its truth, prayer, claiming His promises, surrounding yourself with other believers. Success is not in our advantages or possessions, but in contentment with God and wholehearted devotion to Him.
  2. Answers will vary.
  3. Answers will vary.
  4. The Word of God, prayer, praise and worship, faith, the power of the Spirit, sacrifice, and service.
  5. Answers will vary.

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.

Illusions – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
Every human being is a part of a spiritual war, in which they are both the battleground and the prize. When someone trusts Christ, they have the power to flee temptations and see through Satan’s illusions.

Discussion Starter:
Do you remember the 2015 viral photo of the dress? Is it blue and black, or white and gold? Spoiler alert: the correct answer is blue and black. If you saw the dress as white and gold, how does it make you feel to realize that what you perceived was an incorrect illusion?

Introduction:
This week, Pastor Zac mentioned some of the tricks Satan uses, like distracting us from God with either pleasure or busyness. New believers who have just switched sides of the spiritual war need to understand that there are two distinct ways that we resist Satan, according to the Bible, which will be uncovered in this discussion. Can you think of a way that you’ve tried to resist sin and Satan in your own life? Don’t focus on what you were trying to resist, but how you were trying to resist it. If you can, write down your way of resisting on a small piece of paper for later.


Encounter God

A note to leaders: Please review the wealth of information in the Leader’s Notes at the bottom of the discussion guide.

Primary Scriptures:  1 Peter 1:8, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, 1 Timothy 6:10-11, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Timothy 2:22

Discussion Questions:

  1. The Bible says that Satan goes about “as a roaring lion.” Compare 1 Peter 5:8 to Revelation 5:5. Can you see how Satan’s actions show his lies and illusions at work?
  2. If someone were to come to you and say, “I don’t think God loves me or anyone,” how would you respond?
  3. If someone were to come to you with their lust and say, “I really want to commit adultery,” how would you respond?
  4. When you look at the scriptures above, do you see two basic ways to respond to the temptations and lies of Satan?

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read James 5:13-20 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Getting to know you: Facts and reasoning destroy Satan’s lies, because they cannot withstand much examination. Satan never has an argument—just fancy presentation. Lusts, however, cannot be reasoned with. You simply have to decide that you want something else more (for instance, God). In the Introduction, what were you resisting? A lust, or an ‘evil imagination’? And, importantly…how did you handle it? Did you give a counter-argument, or flee? Or did you try to do something else?

Getting to know them: In the interest of being ‘raw and real,’ share how you resisted with your group. And (buckle up!) share how that approach has worked out since then. Did that method of handling the problem lead to sliding back into that same spiritual problem, or did you experience victory?

Getting to know Him: God controls everything, including the temptations He allows us to face. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, we see that God also creates “a way to escape” with every temptation. Why would God would allow us to face temptation at all? Does it have something to say about how God intends to change us?


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: Be eager to greet people who just last week began to trust Christ and be transformed by Him. They need to know we’re thrilled to have them, and that they are in good company: we all struggle with the same things, and we’re all a mess. But most importantly, we all have the same Savior, and we want to help each other.

Engaging in Community: Find ways to talk about issues that are important to your neighbors and co-workers. They are all interested in, and even passionate about, all sorts of different things. Maybe social media has created an ‘illusion’ of enmity because you disagree about politics. Tear down the illusions, and sow God’s truth in your conversations.

Engaging the World: In some countries, people (wrongly) imagine that they do good when they murder Christian missionaries. So, pray for Christ’s missionaries to be safe and not to be discouraged. Scripture is clear that our prayers matter (James 5:16).


Expand God’s Kingdom

What is the best realization you’ve had about God lately? It can be anything at all — just something that makes you say “Wow, He really is amazing.” Can you think of how to share that one thought with someone, whether a fellow believer or not? Maybe a believer could use your realization as an encouragement, or maybe God can use that thought to nudge an unbeliever who is far away from Him just a little bit closer.


Leader’s Notes

  1. Jesus is the Lion of Judah, according to Revelation. 1 Peter 5:8 says that Satan walks around “AS” a lion.  He’s no lion.  He really wants to be like God, even though he’s definitely not.  (See Isaiah 14:14 for a glimpse at Satan’s ambition in this way.)Satan will try to convince people that he is God, when he is not. And Satan will try to convince them that he is to be feared, when only God should be feared.  And as a reminder, the lion that roars is not the lion that hunts.  Roaring lions scare the prey so that they run toward the hunters.
  2. The point of this question is to show how we, as Christians, are supposed to engage with evil reasoning.  No matter what kind of evil thoughts they are, if they are making false truth claims about reality that are opposed to God’s love, then we as believers are supposed to engage those ideas with truth.  The light of truth destroys terrible reasoning.The point of this particular question is to show how all of us, as believers, can instantly see how to try to make a cogent argument for God’s love of all mankind (even if we don’t give the best explanation ever, it still makes sense coming out of our mouths).All of this is in stark contrast to Question #3.
  3. The point of this question is to show that no matter what kind of argument you present, “But I want the object of my desire” never ever goes away.  If someone likes the taste of chocolate, you cannot convince them that they shouldn’t like the taste of chocolate.  That pleasure always exists, and you cannot reason with it.The only way to ‘escape’ a lust is to flee it (like Joseph did in Genesis 39), and instead run toward something else (like 2nd Timothy says).
  4. The point of questions 2, 3, and 4 is to show how there are two kinds of spiritual problems: Evil ideas, and animal lusts.  You have to fight evil ideas with the truth of scripture.  If you leave them alone, they fester and become a real problem for everyone.And you have to just run away from the lusts. If you engage them, it causes a huge problem for everyone.When you look at your own life, you can often see what happens when you try to fight lusts, or flee from evil thoughts (rather than confront them).  These questions are supposed to help bring out the two main kinds of problems, and the two main approaches to them. And hopefully, as a group leader, you can make it clear what happens when you try a solution that doesn’t match up with its problem.

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.

Easter 2019 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea: Jesus passes the light from His life to us, so that we can have light and life again.

Discussion Starter: Discuss a big decision you’ve made that was easy because it was a clear “yes” or “no.”

Introduction: We were all born into a dark world, where pain and suffering are evident (even at an early age).  Any one who has ever held the mirror up to their own lives, observed their own problems, AND looked around at the pain and suffering of so many in this world, has asked: “God where are you?” or “Does a good, loving God really exist?”  This Easter we heard about God’s ultimate answer to the question of pain: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  God’s one and only son, God Himself in human form, taking on Himself the most painful thing in all existence, sin (discord and separation from God).


Encounter God

Primary Scriptures: Romans 5:8, John 10:10, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does it mean to you personally that Jesus died for you?
  2. Read John 10:10 What has the enemy stolen (or tried to steal) from you?  What has Jesus given you in abundance?
  3. Jesus said he came to give us “life.”  What did He mean by that?  Read John 17:1-3
  4. How can your daily life change by knowing that, if you are a Christ-follower, you have already begun that eternal, abundant life?
  5. What is an area of pride or stubbornness in your life that keeps you from seeing and resting in Jesus’ light?

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Romans 5:8 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Getting to know you: How has God used the shared interest of this Group to show you that you are not alone in your suffering?

Getting to know them: How can your group reach out to each other between group meetings to encourage each other?

Getting to know Him: God uses the shared interest of this group to show you His love and light.  How can you and your group find others with this shared interest to show them the real love of God?


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: How can you and your group suffer with those suffering at Faith Promise?

Engaging in Community: How can you and your group be a light in the dark places in your community?

Engaging the World: Find an area of the world that needs the light of Jesus. Or find a group that is already taking the light of Jesus to dark places.  Discuss how your group can partner with people or organizations around the world.


Expand God’s Kingdom

Come follow me as I follow Jesus.  This could be a terrifying statement to us.  However, it is one of the most effective, sincere ways to disciple others.  Find someone that God wants you to encourage, teach, and lead this way.


Leader’s Notes

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.

 

Fearless Week 4 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
We are called to become fearless witnesses and share the real love of Jesus with those around us.

Discussion Starter:
Pastor Chris mentioned inviting people from his CrossFit class. Can you think of a time when you or someone you knew invited someone to church? Maybe you can remember when someone invited you to a church for the first time. How did that work out?

Introduction:
Life can feel pretty hopeless without the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. This weekend we are studying a time in Israel’s history when God’s people were hopeless. They were starving and feeling pretty desperate. As we revisit this story, let’s think about the necessity of knowing Jesus and sharing Him with others.


Encounter God

Primary Scriptures: 2 Kings 6:24-7:16

Discussion Questions:

  1. Over and over throughout scripture we see God’s people taking things into their own hands. What are some ways we see the people handling their situation in this passage? What do we do when we are desperate? How do we attempt to solve our own problems?
  2. Who did the messenger to Elisha say was responsible for the disaster? Do you ever feel this way? How can we avoid misplacing blame?
  3. What are some of the ways we see God working to help the people?
  4. Is there anything significant about the group who found the abandoned Aramean camp? Have you ever felt that God could not use you? Why?

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read 2 Kings 6:24-7:16 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.


Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Getting to know you: Many times we act independently instead of relying on God because of the fear it can take to trust God. As you are thinking of whom you can invite to Easter, what can you remember from this week’s discussion when fear moves into your mind?

Getting to know them: In your dyads and triads, discuss ways you can invite people you know to church this weekend. What are the hesitations or roadblocks that hinder you? What are some strategies for overcoming these blocks?

Getting to know Him: Choose a verse to memorize this week for encouragement. You might choose the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) or Matthew 19:26. Touch base through the week and lift each other up in prayer.


Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: Since this week we are working towards inviting people to church for Easter week, let’s pray for our church family. Pray for all the volunteers who work to make so many Easter experiences available at all our campuses. Pray for strength and courage to invite, and pray that we hear amazing stories as God works through us to grow His Kingdom.

Engaging in Community: Who in your community will you bring to attend a Faith Promise Easter experience?

Engaging the World: This week we saw a story about our partnership in Nairobi. Pray for the children in this community and our other partners around the world. Pray that God’s love for the world would be visible through our actions and generosity in the world.


Expand God’s Kingdom

In addition to inviting friends and family to attend a Faith Promise experience, remember to invite them to your group to engage and spend time in His Word.


Leader’s Notes

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.