For the past 2 summers I have opened my home and held a summer Bible study with my GMG group and Sunday school class. There’s something special that happens when you open your home to friends, life slows down just a little as you finally have time to share what’s on your heart. There’s a bonding and closeness that develops when a group of women pray together, read God’s Word together and let down their guards together.
A sisterhood emerges…
In the past we’ve normally met on Wednesday mornings for about an hour and a half. While the moms met for the Bible study, their kids participated in a VBS in my backyard run by the four high school girls I disciple on Tuesday nights during the school year. It’s really been a win-win for everyone! My DG girls LOVE teaching our kids and planning the activities. Our children LOVE playing with the DG girls, hearing the Bible stories and doing the fun crafts that go with each week’s Bible lesson. The moms of course love it because we can actually meet and share what we’ve been learning through our study.
This summer I’m going to change it up a little, not because I haven’t enjoyed how the past 2 summers have went…I’ve LOVED it, but the change has more to do with my DG girls growing up and needing to get summer jobs now…
So this summer we are meeting every other Wednesday at a local park. If you live in my small town you might see us lugging kids, lunches and Bibles to picnic tables. We aren’t crazy….just women who desire to be in community….that’s what we’re made for…….each other. You’ll see us “break bread” together, pray together, kiss a few boo boos and support one another as we strive to live lives that reflect Jesus.
We come together because we know we are the Body of Christ….we were made to do this…..we are stronger as one.
Let me encourage you this summer to reach out and invite women who are in your life to do this study with you. Invite them into your home or schedule time with them at local parks or coffee shops. The location isn’t want matters…what matters is the souls you are cultivating and encouraging.
This summer go on a mission trip……without leaving your town. Invite a few new friends to join your GMG summer book club.
Sometimes we forget there are souls who need Jesus across the street and across the world.
Let’s make a difference in our country….one home at a time.
Today I’ve provided the direct links for enrolling into our online Bible study, finding a group, as well as the direct link for women who are leading GMG groups.
Leading a GMG group this session?
Plus, stay tuned…..we have a very special message from Jennie Allen for YOU tomorrow!
Let’s talk…what ways can you be “on mission” this summer in your community? How can we help?
Love God Greatly!