“You’ll Get Through This” – LCCC’s Fall Series, 2015

You'll get through this

“…But God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done.” – Genesis 50:20

It is a joy to announce the details of Lake City Community Church’s 2015 fall series. This year promises to be one of joy, healing, comfort and great growth for our community as we focus on God’s assurance in all tough times.

They say everyone is in one of three places: You are experiencing life’s bumps, detours, and collisions right now. You love someone who is. Or, you will be soon! The enemy says, “You will never make it.” But, God’s radically different message is this:

You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But I will use this mess for good. In the meantime, don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With My help, you’ll get through this.

You’ll Get Through This is an in-depth, life-giving journey through God’s assurance in Genesis 37-50 that you are not alone in turbulent times; nor are these trials meaningless or hopeless.

The series begins on September 26/27, with small groups beginning as early as September 13. Small group signups begin August 29/30. 

More details below…especially for our small group and ministry leaders.

Calendar

  • Month of August
    • New Small Group Leader discovery and training month. Is God possibly calling you to lead a group?
    • Community invitation month: community mailers; local events; invitation cards for us to give out.
  • Sunday, August 23 You’ll Get Through This Leaders Materials Meeting – In the Lower Gym, during 2nd service, 10:50AM-12:20PM
  • August 29/30 – Small Group signups begin! (small group catalog, church website, or foyer signup table)
  • ministry summit 2015Saturday, September 12 – LCCC Ministry Summit – An exciting day of equipping for leadership in several areas of church, communities and homes.  (9:00AM-1:00PM)
  • Week of September  13 – Small Groups Kick Off – First two weeks are getting to know each other, setting goals, small group agreement
  • September  26/27 – You’ll Get Through This series begins.  #1 – “You’ll Get Through This”
  • October 3/4 – #2 – “Down & Out, but Never Alone”
  • October 10/11 – #3 – “Stupid Won’t Fix Stupid”
  • October 17/18 – #4 – “Is God Good When Life Isn’t?”
  • October 24/25 – #5 – “Now, About those Family Scandals & Scoundrels”
  • Oct. 31/Nov. 1 – #6 – “God Can Use This for Good”
  • November – December 13 – Since the series finishes a few weeks before the fall semester ends, leaders proactively schedule their semester-end activities like worship/communion nights, outreach and service projects, fun nights, planning for next semester, Thanksgiving Dinner, and a finale Christmas Party to end the semester on a joyful note!

Books and DVDs

You'll Get Through This

From “You’ll Get Through This”, DVD

You’ll Get Through This is an original book written by Max Lucado, based on the Joseph narratives in Genesis 37-50. Lucado went on to create a six-session DVD and hired a husband and wife team to create the study guide. Here is my initial evaluation I sent to Pastor Jim:

I previewed this Max Lucado study this weekend. In short, the study guide is great – truly great. The husband/wife team that put it together put together one of the best products I have ever seen for shepherding/discipling a group both during and outside the meetings. The video sessions are about 23 minutes each, and the groups can choose to play all of it or just excerpts each week. Even though I am not experiencing any major crisis at this moment, as I read through the book I found myself desiring to answer the questions and hear and work through others’ answers with them.

It is true. I really cannot wait to go through this series with my fellow small group members; to journey life’s best and hardest moments together; and to enjoy these meaningful relationships.

Small group leaders can buy their group’s books and DVD beginning at the You’ll Get Through This Materials Meeting on Sunday, August 23. Small group members can get their books as they join a group after signups begin on August 29/30. See calendar above for all important dates.

We are a church of small groups. So, don’t hesitate to join, lead, or coach a Lake City small group or ReEngage group this fall!

Finding rest, in God alone, 

Pastor Reg 

 

5 Reasons You Should be at the Ministry Summit this Saturday

Ministry Summit Schedule, 2013

Click on the picture above to see the finalized schedule for this year’s Ministry Summit.

How do you know if you should come to the Ministry Summit this Saturday? Since you cannot foresee how significant this half day of training will be to you, let me do my best to foretell it to you. Here are five reasons you should be at the Ministry Summit this Saturday:

1. The vast majority of 90 year old churches are plateaued or declining (or long dead and gone). By God’s grace, Lake City is none of those, and this year’s summit represents why (Hint: We are committed to the mission!)

2. The LCCC Family is growing in every spiritual way, and you are a part of the family.

3. The summit title even has the word “Everybody” in it, so, therefore, you KNOW it is for you. (Everybody Has a Mission and a Ministry.”)

4. The speakers are THAT good, and they love God and you, a LOT.

5. Besides great equipping, inspiring, unifying, fellowship  and food, you will get to hear all about the Why Am I Here? series, and be the first to purchase your study guides.

Hope to see you there,

Pastor Reg

New Curriculum Ideas, 2010-2011

800 books are published in the U.S. every single day, and doesn’t it seems like half of them are Bible studies? How is a small group leader to keep up with which curriculums are doctrinally accurate and effective to change lives?  To assist you in that endeavor, I have assembled a small collection of the most recommended and approved options for our small groups, which you’ll find below, and also attached last year’s list and the list of curriculums LCCC Small Groups have used over the past three years.

NOTE: To offset your cost and build our small groups resource library, we will purchase the DVDs and/or leader guides. Contact me to place the orders!

New Suggestions for 2010-2011

I. RECOMMENDED PUBLISHERS I recommend anything from these following organizations. Browse their small group curriculums at the following links:

A.        Matthias Media – This link shows an explanation of their small group resource philosophy, and leads you to several various types of resources: http://www.matthiasmedia.com/index.php/small-groups

 

B.        Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) – Small Group book resources listed at this link: http://www.ccef.org/do-you-want-change-don%E2%80%99t-know-how

C.        Navigators/NavPress

-Bible book studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/68/Books-of-the-Bible-Bible-Studies

-Small group studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/94/Small-Group-Helps-Bible-Studies

D.        LifeWay – http://www.lifeway.com/e14/shop/?N=474

II. NEW DVD STUDIES

 

The Lake City Offer: If you choose a title that we do not have in stock in our library, we will buy the DVD and Leader Guide for you. (Participants purchase their own accompanying study guides.)

Lane and Tripp: How People Change; DVD. 12 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-866/How-People-Change-DVD/Detail.bok

Tripp and Powlison: Changing Hearts Changing Lives; DVD. 13 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-489/Changing-Hearts-Chng-Lives/Detail.bok

Mark Driscoll, Vintage Jesus

http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2509/Vintage_Jesus_Series_with_Mark_Driscoll_Video_Kit_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Tim Keller, The Prodigal God http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2977/The_Prodigal_God_with_Tim_Keller_DVD_/xcid=1001

 

Tim Keller, The Reason for God http://lc3smallgroups.ning.com/video/the-reason-for-god-dvd-trailer

Francis Chan, The Forgotten God http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/3082/Forgotten_God_by_Francis_Chan_DVD_/xcid=1001&t=newest

David Platt, Radicalcontact Pastor Reg about obtaining books, sermon videos, and study notes http://radicalsmallgroups.blogspot.com/ and… http://www.brookhills.org/media/series/radical/

Todd Phillips, No Plan B http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2864/No_Plan_B_with_Todd_Phillips/xcid=1001&t=newest

 

Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing about Grace? http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2452/Whats_So_Amazing_About_Grace_with_Philip_Yancey_Video_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2409/The_Bible_Jesus_Read_with_Phillip_Yancey_DVD_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Deeper Connections, The Miracles of Jesus (Parables and Prayers of Jesus also available) http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2323/Deeper_Connections__The_Miracles_Of_Jesus/xcid=1001&t=newest

III.  NEW BOOKS FOR SMALL GROUP STUDY

XPLORE: 6 Lessons Exploring God’s Word, God’s World and God’s Work – The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course recommends this small groups study book for people who cannot take the full 15 week Perspectives course. I have a copy if you’d like to look at it.  Looks pretty good!  http://www.thebodybuilders.net/store/xplore/tr/y/auid/7130966

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself, by Brian Fikkert http://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviating-Yourself/dp/0802457053

Curriculum – Recommended List 09-10

Curriculums our groups have used

WHAT OTHER SMALL GROUP STUDY BOOKS AND DVD’S HAVE YOU FOUND? RUN THEM BY ME! ALWAYS HOPING TO BUILD OUR LIBRARY.