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As we continue our Journey to Discipleship in 2018, we enjoyed a special conference on spiritual growth. Led by Dr. Mark Searby, we took an in-depth look at some of the best practices for establishing, maintaining, and growing a vibrant walk with Jesus through regular personal disciplines.
Session One (Sunday, February 18, 11:00 a.m.)
Session Two (Sunday, February 18, 4:00 p.m.)
Session Three (Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.)
(Wednesdays, January 10 - February 14, 6:30 p.m.)
Jesus had an incredible prayer life. It was unlike the prayer life of the religious leaders of that day. Jesus’ prayers were personal and powerful. He prayed as if He were talking to His own Father rather than to some distant unknowable god. And when He prayed, things happened -- amazing things -- miraculous things. As the disciples came to understand the power and impact of Jesus’ prayer life, they asked Him to teach them how to pray.This was a six-week series based on the prayer template Jesus gave them and us.
In worship each Sunday in 2018 we are on a journey through the book of Acts. This ancient text is an incredible record of how the Holy Spirit worked through Jesus' earliest disciples to launch the church. Through this series we will discover how the Holy Spirit is still empowering His church to change the world.
The Disciple's Journey (Acts 1-8)
(January 7 - February 25)
Breakout (Acts 9-12)
April 8 - May 20
Have you ever started praying and suddenly found yourself checking email or returning a text? A recent article in Time magazine may explain why. The article claims that the average attention span for a goldfish is nine seconds, while a study by Microsoft shows that the average human’s attention span is now less than eight seconds. Yep, that’s right … on average, human beings now have shorter attention spans than a common, ordinary goldfish. Research shows that the main cause for the incredible shrinking human attention span is an over-saturation of media and technology. Our device dings, tweets, chirps, or rings, and our attention instantly shifts. A few seconds later, we are whisked off by an email or the next text message, and gradually, we condition our brains to automatically reset every 5-10 seconds. Not only is this creating a productivity problem in corporate America, it makes a deep and intimate relationship with God nearly impossible.
The journey to discipleship is a journey to greater intimacy with God, and prayer is the path to that intimacy. The disciples saw a connection between Jesus' intimacy with His Heavenly Father and His habit of solitude and prayer. In fact, there is no record of the disciples ever asking Jesus to teach them to preach, lead a small group, or run a church, but we do know they desperately wanted Him to teach them how to pray. In this series called “Prayer Journey,” Pastor Gary Lee Webber explored three essential elements of prayer that can lead to greater intimacy with God.
Kick-Off Party, Sunday, April 22, 12:30 p.m.
This is a concerted effort to combine a group of four couples/singles together for fellowship over a period of four months to form relationships among Southsiders. The hope is to establish lasting friendships through a planned fellowship once a month.
Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m.
GO Jax is a multi-church initiative, powered by small groups, to make kingdom impact in Jacksonville. We come together to serve our city in various capacities, and we do it together in the name of Jesus.
We took a day to GO into the city and share Christ's love with others on Saturday, April 28. We had a time to gather together for breakfast and worship, then went out in small groups to minister throughout the city.