Encounter Series Materials

Lent doesn’t have to be a solo effort! Our neighbors are thirsting for good news. What if we invited them to a deeper encounter with Jesus? Below is the Encounter Series, a 6-week small group study for Lent that will help you witness to the transforming power of the Gospel. Your small group could include friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even your children and their friends.

Gather Study

Created for the 2021 Pastoral Conference, the Gather Study is a 3 week introduction to doing small groups during Lent. It’s content focuses on the 4 Habits of Discipleship: Prayer, Compassion, Friendship, and Invitation.

“I myself will gather the remnant of my flock…they shall be fruitful and multiply.” Jeremiah 23:3

For anyone who wants to reflect more deeply on the four habits of prayer, compassion, friendship, and invitation. (3 weeks)

Encounter Study

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

For anyone who wants to to learn more about Jesus and his core message. (6 weeks)

Mission Study

“Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Luke 10:4

For anyone who wants to share their faith in Jesus with others. (6 weeks)

Mercy Study

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

For anyone who wants a greater experience of God’s mercy. (6 weeks)

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