Life is both too hard and too lovely a journey to make alone. We will never find perfect companions, but at CPC, we believe it is crucial to seek out good ones. Faithful friends in Christ help us to better understand the firm foundation that he offers us: a chance to taste and see the joy of loving and being loved, knowing and being known.
That's why as the summer ends, we're starting our fall Connect Groups. It is our prayer that your Connect Group becomes a place where you feel safe to share your story and open your heart.
This season Groups will be discussing Public Faith as Evangelism, written by Russ Ramsey. This is rich discussion material for those wanting to dig deeper into the part that their own story of faith plays in witnessing to others, and it is an excellent opportunity to draw near to fellow believers and hear and learn from them as well.
If that means that the structure, schedule, and subject material adapts to meet the group’s needs from season to season, God be praised! There are times when intensive study is life-giving, and times when it is exhausting. There are times when meeting to eat, relax, and watch movies or attend concerts together can be restorative as well, as part of living out the call of Hebrews 10:23-23:
Let us hold resolutely to the hope we confess, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. 25 Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
In that spirit, we encourage existing groups to resume meeting, if you took a break during the summer. Members of existing groups do not need to re-register, unless you are the leader of a group willing to add new people.
We also lovingly encourage people who are not a part of a group to consider registering according to worship location:
Community can be *or feel like?* a big risk, but we believe it is worth it. For not even Adam in Paradise was made *or built, if you prefer* to walk alone.