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Our Metrics: Spiritual Challenge Questions

By Paul Wilkinson Flowing out of our Mission Statement, Values, and 5-Year Vision are our metrics for measuring our success toward that vision. I am excited that these are qualitative rather than quantitative metrics.  We call these our Spiritual Challenge Questions, of which there are 5:   How are you being changed by Jesus?   How are you being discipled, and who are you discipling?   When and where are you experiencing life-giving biblical community?   Who are the lost people … Continue reading

LIFE Groups on Mission: Rachel McRae Edition

[A great example of how an entire LIFE Group can be on mission through the efforts of sending one person off . . . not to mention everything else they do! What will our culture become when every LIFE Group is represented on non-local missions every year?]   By Rachel McRae, Growing Deeper LIFE Group Leader, Brentwood Campus As a LIFE Group, we annually participate in Engage, Reboot, Cul2vate, and Operation Christmas Child. We also participate in other opportunities and … Continue reading

Celebration, Communication, Community

By Sarah Becky Spain, active member of the Oasis LIFE Group, a women’s group that meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and is led by Sarah Samuel. The Oasis Class bulletin board is a way to celebrate, communicate, and share life within our class community. Practically speaking, it’s a space where we can purposefully and effectively share things of value with our group. We want group members to be informed about key parts of our group, even if we can’t … Continue reading