On Sunday, September 9th we began a new church-wide emphasis called, “Together with God’s Vision”. For nine weeks we will reflect on God’s call to each of us to follow Jesus and join Him in making disciples of all nations. Our new Mission Statement reads:
At Our Savior’s Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by: Forming Relationships, Experiencing Jesus Together, and Sharing God’s Love.
In addition to a sermon series on Sunday mornings, we will be studying the great commission of Jesus in the Sunday School/Grace Place, in our youth classes and in all our adult classes. For nine weeks we will all join together in one large gathering in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Each week there will be a general opening, followed by small group table discussions on the Biblical texts which are the foundation for our life together and our mission at Our Savior's Way. The Sunday morning study will look at Our Savior’s Way’s mission statement and the values which motivate us to follow Jesus.
In addition to the Sunday morning emphasis there are nine additional studies for use in small groups and for personal reflection. These studies or “Mid-Week Reflections” focus on the measures God has given to us to gauge where we are in our personal spiritual journey. Below is an outline of the nine week schedule:
|Week||Sunday||Theme||Devotions||Small Group Lesson||Midweek Reflection|
|1||Sept. 9||Forming Relationships||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|2||Sept. 16||Experiencing Jesus Together||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|3||Sept. 23||Sharing God’s Love||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|4||Sept. 30||Value: Serving God’s People||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|5||Oct. 7||Value: Sharing God’s Love||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|6||Oct. 14||Value: Building God’s People||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|7||Oct. 21||Value: Growing God’s Family||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|8||Oct. 28||Value: Knowing God’s Word||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
|9||Nov. 4||Value: Returning God’s Blessings||Devotion||Bible Study||Reflection|
Online Study Group
Time: Starts Wednesday, Sept. 12th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You simply go to Google Hang Outs on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and you will receive your invitation to a video conversation.
What: The class will discuss the Mid-Week Reflection for "Together With God's Vision" (see the above table for the current week) which will focus on the measures God gives us to gauge where we are on our spiritual journey.
How To Connect to a Group: Send Pastor Peterson your email address and he will send you an invitation to the Google Hangout. You must have a Google email and the Hangout is free. This works best if you download Google's Chrome browser.
Facebook Discussion Group
There is a discussion group to share questions, insights, prayer requests, or personal stories.
Go to Our Savior's Way Groups and select "Together with God's Vision Discussion Group".
The "Together" resources and videos from this summer are still available here.