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Move: Studying James Together

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Do you feel like there is more to this Christian walk than coming to church on Sundays?  Do you wonder if 2018 could be different; if you could be different? 

There’s Good News!  The Book of James says it starts when we move from being hearers of the Word to doers of the Word.  Are you ready for different?  Are you ready to Move?

 During Move: Studying James Together, you will: 

  • Read God’s Word on a daily basis
  • Experience community through group life
  • Study the book of James & put your faith into action 

How is this series any different from our other Sermon Series?

The biggest difference is that small groups will meet together throughout this series to fellowship and dig deeper into the book of James.  Pastor Randy will preach on Sundays, you’ll read daily devotionals, watch video content by Francis Chan on RightNow Media, and meet together in groups to discuss video, sermon and devotional content. 

Did you know that Move: Studying James Together will be one of our largest small groups’ opportunities of the year?

If you've ever wondered or prayed about joining a small group, now is the time!  We start the year off strong by encouraging our entire congregation to jump on-board with Move and join or start a small group.  Gateway will have plenty of groups to choose from.  Or better yet, get some of your good friends together to start a small group of you own!  

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Dec 31 -Jan 21 
Sign-up to Host a Group
Host orientations: Jan 14 @ 11am or Jan 21 @ 9:30am

Jan 11 -28
Join a Group


Week of Jan 28
All Move groups begin

March 11
All-Out Serve & Move Celebration

What materials will I need?
Gateway will offer the Move: Studying James Together Journal on  Sundays Jan 14 - 28 for $5 each.  The Journal includes daily devotionals, group discussion questions, and other informative content.  In addition, hosts and leaders will need a RightNow Media account (offered at no charge through Gateway) to watch the Francis Chan small group videos. 

How to get your Free RightNow Media Account

Get your free RightNow Media account at rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/Gateway.

 How  do I find The Book of James videos on RightNow Media?

Go to the search bar in RightNow Media and type in The Book of James, then click Watch Now to get to the library of videos. 

What will a typical week look like?

You will do the following each week:

  • Attend a Sunday morning Gateway service to hear the sermon 
  • Read the Daily Devotionals from the Move: Studying James Together Journal
  • Meet with your small group to watch the videos and discuss the content

What does a typical group meeting look like?

Each group meeting should last about 60-90 minutes. You will:

  • Start with fellowship (add some coffee / water / finger foods!)
  • Check in with the group
  • Watch the videos
  • Facilitate discussion questions
  • End with prayer

WEEKEND SERVICE DATES – Topics for each week of the series:

Jan 21 - James Intro

Jan 28 - James 1:1-18

Feb 4 - James 1:19-2:13

Feb 11 - James 2:14-3:12

Feb 18 - James 3:13-4:12

Feb 25 - James 4:13-5:6

Mar 4 - James 5:7-20

Mar 11 - All-Out Serve/Celebration 

 


 

Let's worship God, study His Word, love our neighbors, and share our stories. 

Let's Move.

Tags: james, journal, move, church-wide study

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