How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life. In The Walk, we will focus on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church.
In each chapter, we will explore one of these practices, its New Testament foundation, and what it looks like to pursue this practice daily in our personal life and together in the life of the church. Deepen your walk with Christ as we explore the five essential practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith. “The Walk” is written by Adam Hamilton.
Online groups begin February 21. Books are available in the church Welcome Center for $10. You can pick one up or contact the church office to request one mailed to you. Shipping is $3. Choose one of three small groups (registration link below). Meeting will begin via ZOOM, and meeting places will be reevaluated based on the Regathering Task Force's finding.
Meetings held the weeks of:
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Now that we are worshipping in person, our staff team is working on the details for other group gatherings in the church building. At this time, we are allowing internal ministry groups, such as small groups and study circles, to meet in the building, as long as our safety procedures are diligently followed. For example, due to the physical distancing restrictions, many of our previously used smaller rooms do not meet the criteria for group meetings. This limits the number of groups we can accommodate. The Welcome Center will be the primary meeting space at this time as it has the ionized air filtration system to help keep everyone healthy. This “one step at a time” process will also allow us to monitor the cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place to be sure we are following the protocols set forth by the Regathering Task Force as well as those put in place by our county and state governments. The easiest way to determine if you group falls in this first phase of group regathering is if you can say yes to these questions:
“Is this group directed or led by a BSLC member?”
“Is the focus of the group a religious study or church service group, or is this group essential to the operations of the church?”
We know that there will be some growing pains with this process. Please understand that our greatest desire is to throw open the doors of the church and welcome every group back into the building soon, but we need to do this in a manner that is responsible to the entire community. If your group is unable to meet in person at this time, please contact the church office for any needed assistance. We would love to help you with some online options for your group. Soon, it will be spring and we hope to utilize our outdoor spaces to accommodate more groups.
If your group will be regathering in the building, please remember these safety and sanitary procedures:
Everyone must have a face covering that fully covers the mouth and nose.
There are sanitation kits in each meeting space. Please sanitize your tables and chairs before and after your meeting.
Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing space between each person/household. This often means every person/household has their own tables.
The Welcome Center is already set up to accommodate these procedures.
Please call us with questions. Remember that with our currently limited space, the group schedule that you had before may not be available, so be sure to check with the church office to confirm your time/room assignment. Thank you for your patience as we travel together on this new road. We look forward to a full building schedule as soon as possible.