It's great to see my home church back in Ottawa now embracing small groups in such a strong way. I know that is how we have started out, and have never left here at CGMF. Our Neighborhood Fellowships, and Shepherd Leaders development concept has been biblical as was the original twelve. In addition, with the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit we are seeing God's grace and visitation in our Monthly Gathering meetings in a significant fashion.
Here is the kick off message by Pastor John Nordstrom, and his teaching Christ Community about " Small Groups ". You will enjoy it.
" Why Small Groups ? ", Sept. 7th, 2014
Here is the outline for one of the messages Reverend Vossen will be ministering this weekend. Hope to see you all out for you Neighborhood Fellowship Groups this weekend. We've kicked off the new Quarter with some wonderful new studies, as well tried and true.
New Quarterly Cycle Under Way At The Ministry.
Sept. 9th, 2014
CGMF has started a new quarter of classes and Neighborhood Fellowship Groups. Some have made rotational changes, and others are still in the same groups they have had all year in our Thru The Bible Program series. We are currently studying Philippians & Colossians in those studies. You should be on lesson two, " Paul's Optimism in Prison " in those studies. One new class and series has started. This will be a one year course, which I will be taking over this week. We are using David C. Cook's Essential Study Companion Commentary and will be studying from Hebrews 1:1-7, 13 on the subject of The Promise of Restoration. If you haven't received a study guide, or would like one. Please inform the ministry either through email or call us. I will detour from the lesson series periodically ( you folks are used to that, LOL ). However, it will be a unique and fun series for the year.
Our study Groups Include for the Quarter
1. The Foundations Course
2. The Shepherd And His Sheep ( From the Phillip Keller Trilogy )
3. The Foundations Course Expanded with Derek Prince's Self Bible Study exegesis and and other materials.
4. Authentic Men Series
5. Authentic Women Series
6. Covenant Worldview, a study for those who have finished the two foundation courses.
7. Thru The Bible Series
8. The new Year In A View series I am using in my personal Neighborhood Group.
Please double check to make sure you are where you need to be in your classes and locations.
We had a great monthly Gathering in Augusts. Seven came to know the Lord, we had four receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and three water baptized. It was a lot of fun with lots of wonderful folks worshiping God. Thanks for your all coming out last month our Eastern Zone Gathering. Skip and Mary will give you details later on the Western Zone Gathering out in the Kearney area last month.
God Bless You All CGMF family,
Reverend Patrick Vossen,