You’re Invited to The Silent Wild

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Imagine this: you take the picturesque drive to Mount Rainier National Park. You leave all electronics behind and venture into the woods, listening only to the sounds of nature. As you make yourself comfortable on a rock overlooking a majestic landscape, you hear something else. Or maybe it’s not so much hearing as it is a feeling in your soul. The voice of God. Embrace the rest, the wilderness and rejuvenate your spirit on The Silent Wild.

There will be two opportunities to participate this summer. The first is Saturday, July 9th and for those who prefer a weekday option, the second takes place on Monday, August 22nd.

You are strongly encouraged to sign up for one (or both!) of these opportunities. A sample itinerary is below and carpools can be arranged. Encourage members of your home groups to sign up as well. RSVP by clicking your preferred date below.

To RSVP for July 9th, click here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=261889~sgr=y

 

To RSVP for August 22nd, click here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=261890~sgr=y

 

Sample Itinerary for The Silent Wild

Slow Movement in Leading A Home Group

How is leading a home group similar to a slow moving glacier? Watch this video for some insight.

Attending the More & Better workshop on Saturday, February 20 will provide some instruction and tips about how to carve out the landscape of your home group and cultivate a culture of discipleship. Register to attend online at http://www.lighthousehome.org/component/content/article/20-get-involved/379-more-better.

Happy New Year

As we enter a new season I’d like to remind you of a couple of important upcoming dates.

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The More & Better Discipleship Workshop is Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This workshop provides a practical plan for every leader who wants to help the people they serve to take the next step of spiritual growth. Discipleship will be demystified, offering a clear design for helping someone grow as a disciple. If you serve at Lighthouse – whether you’re an experienced leader or someone who has never discipled another believer – More and Better is for you. This two-and-a-half hour workshop is a practical resource, spurring one another on, to a life of love and service to God.

BONUS – the first 75 people who register and attend the workshop will receive a free copy of Multiply by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving. This book is one of the resources we will recommend at the workshop and is specially designed to use in discipleship relationships. Childcare is available for children through Kindergarten age with pre-registration. Register online here.

 

Groups Leaders Retreat is Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Details coming soon, save the date!

 

I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year celebration!

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Thank you to those who attended Prayer Training!

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Over the weekend about 30 of us got together for a Prayer training workshop. Our time together included a scripture study of Psalm 84, which led to a wonderful discussion about different interpretations of the versus, the beautiful images that the words brought to mind, and how we typically emote feelings of joy, courage and weakness in our own lives.

Next, we discussed prayer ministry, focusing on when it may be appropriate to break into small groups, the advantages (and disadvantages) of dividing men and women for prayer, and when to focus on intercession for one person in the group. We spent some time in small group prayer and also applied what we learned about intercession prayer. Finally, we talked about Spirituality of the Psalms, and took a deeper look at ways the prayers can be categorized, how that makes us feel, and what trials the Psalmists may have faced while writing scripture.

Here are links to documents used at the Prayer Training:

Additionally, please make sure the following dates are noted on your calendars:

  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Discipleship Training led by Pastors Art, Paul & Tony
  • Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Group Leaders Retreat

I’d love your feedback about the prayer training. Please leave your comments below or send me an email. Thank you!

RSVP for Prayer Training Oct. 17!

Hello Lighthouse Groupies! I’m leading a prayer workshop and would love for each of you to attend. Watch this video, then click on the link below to RSVP today.

Please click on this link to RSVP for the Prayer Training on Oct. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Childcare is provided, please list your child(ren)’s name & age in the registration. Thanks!

(If the above link is not working, copy & paste this address https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=236709~sgr=y)

Save These Dates!

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I invite you to join Pastor Art, Pastor Paul and myself for two half-day training workshops about discipleship. As a group leader, I strongly encourage you to attend. Our goal is to equip you with skills, encouragement and confidence to be a disciple to your peers in the groups you lead and in the community.

Mark your calendars for:

  • Saturday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday , February 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We’ve also selected a date for our 2016 Group Leaders Retreat! Save the date for:

  • Saturday, April 9th from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin famously said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” I look forward to learning with you!

Beth appears on camera!

Hey everyone! I hope your summer is amazing! I wanted to ask for your help as we prepare for Group Connect in the fall. And, as an aside, I nearly got Beth on camera! hehehe

Reading this via email? Click HERE to watch the video blog.

Click here for the link to the form.

Ah, a retreat!

Hey Group Leaders!  All of us need space to slow down in the presence of God.  Join me on August 8th at Mt Rainer.

Click here for more details.  

Please RSVP to me or Beth!

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