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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT MBC − FALL SESSION #2 SEPT. 27 – NOV. 8
(This year we will be having two, 6-week sessions of our small groups to allow for teachers to participate in a session. The following is the schedule for the second 6-week session that begins on Wednesday, September 27th.)
FELLOWSHIP MEAL & WEDNESDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUPS WINTER, 2017
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Meal
6:45 p.m. Children’s Group (Rooms 103 & 105, Andrea Ball)
6:45 p.m. Youth Group (Youth House, Liles Taylor and Evan Rowe) 6:45 p.m. Visitation & Outreach Group (Ministry Center, Allen Dobson)
6:45 p.m. Enough (107, Steve Hadden and Evan Rowe)
6:45 p.m. Listen Love Repeat (111, Ashley Brown)
ENOUGH (Room 107, Leaders; Steve Hadden and Evan Rowe) How much is enough? In an age of conspicuous consumption-of designer sunglasses, jeweled cell phones, and five-thousand-square-foot homes-is it possible to be content? In a society where children spend more time worrying about their weight than their grades, is it possible to find peace? In a world being drained of its natural resources, is it conceivable that we do nothing? And with a universe of dazzling temptation at our fingertips, will we still seek the God of all creation? Will Samson is good at opening thoughtful dialogue; a recent conversation was about social justice. In Enough, his latest wide-ranging, insightful book, Will addresses the idea of finding contentment in this age of excess. With a casual, accessible writing style, he discusses consumerism, contentment as a Christian discipline, and the notion of stewarding our resources. In four sections, Will outlines the ideas that drive a consumeristic mindset; the effects those ideas have on ourselves, our communities, and the earth; conclusions about the situation; and practical solutions for negotiating everyday life once we understand that our abundant God is, in fact, enough. If you’re exhausted from keeping up with the Joneses, or if you’re looking for the balance between what is necessary and what is too much, just stop. Enough is enough.
LISTEN LOVE REPEAT (Room 111, Leader: Ashley Brown) Our culture is self-obsessed – in our schedules, relationships, and especially online. (Can you say selfie?) But in this near-narcissism, people are less content than in decades past. Why? Because we forgot the joy that comes from putting others first. Doing so requires us to live alert, listening for “heart drops,” hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement. Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even more. Listen, Love, Repeat offers biblical teaching and suggests doable actions that are simple, heart-tugging, sentimental, even sneaky and hilarious. This message: • Presents scriptural examples of those who lived alert, including Jesus, who noticed those who least expected to be seen. • Explains the role of good works for followers of Christ. They aren’t our ticket to heaven but they are our marching orders on earth. • Gives creative ideas for showing love to friends and family, and suggests practical ways to reach out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck. Additionally, it helps you comfort the grieving, showing what you can do when you don’t know what to say. • Provides inspiration for blessing the “necessary people” in your life, those often-overlooked souls who help you get life done every day, and teaches you how to hug a porcupine by genuinely loving the hard-to-love. As we scatter love, we create a safe space where we can openly share the gospel. We get to see lives changed right before our eyes. Most importantly, Listen, Love, Repeat will enable you to live a life that is full of kind deeds, not to selfishly shout, “Hey! Look at me!” but to humbly implore, “Will you look at Him?”
VISITATION AND OUTREACH GROUP (Ministry Center, Leader: Allen Dobson) The Wednesday night visitation and outreach group will be continuing their outreach in during the fall semester. The group meets each Wednesday evening after the dinner to visit shut-ins, members, and prospects around the Midway area. Group members pack up a box dinner from the Wednesday night meal for the shut-in they plan to visit that evening. After prayer at 6:45, we will take a dinner to each shut-in and, if invited, we will stay for a short visit. We try to team up in pairs for each visit. Come join our faithful volunteers: Derek Ball, Sam Conder, Allen Dobson, Bill McGregor and Kenny Tackett, as well as others. Please feel free to contact Bill McGregor or Evan if you have any questions.
CHILDREN’S GROUP (Rooms 103 & 105, Leader: Andrea Ball) Wednesday evenings this spring promise to be full of fun, fellowship, and interactive learning for our children. We invite you to bring your children each Wednesday Night for Children’s Small Group at 6:45 following the fellowship meal. Hope to see you there! This group will meet in room 105, the green room. Please see Andrea for more information.
YOUTH GROUP (Youth House, Leaders: Liles Taylor and Evan Rowe) Midway Baptist Church has a ministerial staff devoted to the spiritual nurturing of youth. The MBC Youth Group is a family of middle and high school students eager to grow and learn through Christ: with a heart for making a difference in the lives of others and caring for one another. All Youth are invited to join us Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for Small Group Bible Study, service projects, and activities. See Evan Rowe for more information about our youth program