Sunday, March 21, 2010

Opportunity Knocks

Every now and then, a special opportunity comes along in life.  An opportunity to connect.  To make friends. To learn.  To grow.  And in this case, the special something is a great small group that meets in our pastor's home.  Steve Bean is our pastor at
  FBC Liberty
and he and his wife Christie have opened
 their home to the young couples in our church.  
Meet Steve.


Meet Christie.

But, it's not just open to members.
It's open to you! 
 Living in a small town is different.
Sometimes it can be boring and sometimes even
 lonely.  
I think one thing that Steve and Christie do well
 is to make you feel like you are at home. 
 Church is often a scary place for people. 
 I can laugh about the myths about church
only because I am familiar with church and know these are simply that...myths. 
 I know that no one ever forces anyone to pray,
 that even the Sunday school teacher sometimes struggles
 to find the right book of the Bible,
 and most importantly that those of us that attend church regularly
do it because we KNOW we need it.
We fail. 
We struggle. 
If I wore a big black dot for every sin I committed I would look like a Cheetah.  
Small groups offer a chance to get to know each other. 
To learn about the Lord in an environment where the pressure is off.
And last, but not least, you get to hang out with these people:
Braci and Levi.
Wes and Kimber.
                                          
Me and my good friend Penni.
                              
         
                                                    My hubby Robb and sister Jennifer.
Tori (sort of..hehe).
And Chuck...or atleast part of him.

And another small group perk, there is usually plenty of this...


So, I hope you will join us.

When:  6:00 p.m. Sunday nights
Where:  Steve & Christie Bean's Home
Studying:  The Five Love Languages
Cost: FREE!
Childcare:  Provided at the church.

10 comments:

Lori said...

What a great idea, guys! Wish we were there to be a part. Looks like God is up to something new in this old town and I can't wait to see where He's headed! Praying for you!

Jessica Kirkland said...

Yes, God is doing some great things at FBC Liberty and in our community. We are sorry you and Jeff can't be with us but know you are doing some great work in Japan. When do you leave again? Or have you already?

Anonymous said...

well put, very true!
-megan

Jessica Kirkland said...

And maybe Megan will be able to join us when her citizenship gets moved back to Texas. Miss ya!

Anonymous said...

maybe i'll get a chance to visit sometime-I love my small group and agree 100% that its needed. We meet on Thursday night and just finished "Search for Signifigance" We are about to dive into the word though-I can't wait!!
Cynthia

Jessica Kirkland said...

That's great CJ. Who wrote Search for Significance? Was it good?

Mollie said...

I loved studying the 5 love languages! Did you know there is also a book out about figuring out your children's love languages? I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Jessica Kirkland said...

I have heard of that book too. Never read it by itself. We have talked about that in our study and this is my second time to do this study. Laci is quality time and the boys are both physical touch. However, seth's physical touch language is rough and leyton's is gentle however. So opposite.

Anonymous said...

Robert S. McGee wrote Search for Significance. There is also a work book in the back. Yes I enjoyed the book. I want to go back and study it more in detail. It really helps to show what we are worth thru Gods eyes:)

I'm glad I came back to this post for some reason. I never know if u respond.
Yeah I want to read the 5 love languages also-I heard it was Great!
cynthia

Jessica Kirkland said...

Yes, I always comment right under the original comment. Usually, unless I just forget for some reason. What church is it that you are going to now?