Focal Point is our summer ministry focused on intergenerational fellowship, learning, and discipleship. Every other Wednesday throughout the summer we will gather together and share a meal before we move into a time of worship and learning. Our main focus in these gatherings is to be together. During our meal, and even as part of our time of learning, our focus is on connection and discussion. We would love for you to be a part of these nights, and we hope Focal Point can be a great way for our church to build relationships and get connected.
Done for the summer! We'll be back in 2022!
Topic: Follow Fuel - We will be focusing on becoming better equipped for following Jesus and becoming disciples who make disciples. During this first gathering, we will see how we get the fuel, fire, or music that compels and empowers us to make real progress with love for others.
Dinner: ribs, chicken, baked mac and cheese, broccoli salad, watermelon
Focal Practice Ideas:
– Ask someone to pray for and follow up with you toward being with God rather than merely doing for God.
– Start into a discipline of praying through the psalms and share with someone how you are doing with it.
We hope to meet outdoors each week as long as the weather allows. If it rains our backup plan is to move into the gym. There will be some tables and folding chairs set up, but if you prefer, feel free to bring camping/lawn chairs.
After the meal, we will have a brief time of worship and learning. We will have a variety of teachers and topics throughout the summer. Following the time of learning, we will move into a discussion time. We hope this is an opportunity to have fruitful conversations with those around you, and that these conversations will help strengthen connections and spur one another on in faith.
Following the mealtime and worship, at approximately 6:40, Beth Jennings will provide activities and curriculum for children preschool through 5th grade. They will be following a curriculum called "App Store" and will be discussing how to apply the Bible to our daily lives. Depending on need, we will have nursery available as well. We would very much appreciate families to RSVP for Wednesdays so we can plan accordingly.
During the weeks that we aren't meeting together, we encourage everyone to put into practice things we have been talking about. For example, if the topic for our Focal Point gathering is prayer, then the next week on Wednesday you could host a praise and prayer time for your Life Group or read a book on prayer. If the topic is hospitality, you could invite someone over for coffee or invite a new family over for dinner. If the topic is service, you could mow a neighbor's lawn, make a meal for a friend or serve at North Kent Connect. The key is to just do it! Find someone to be accountable to and check in with each other. Then share your stories with us!