By Matt Hein
U-Serve – Fall 2015
Connecting with other followers of Jesus in discipling relationships is one of the most important things you can do to affect your faith life. And joint service is one of the best way to build relationships!
This year St. Luke will offer several opportunities to connect to and be trained for service in specific areas of ministry. These U-Serve events will take place in the fall, winter, and possibly early summer.
Our first U-Serve event takes place Saturday, October 3, from 9:00 am to noon at St. Luke-Ann Arbor. U-Serve – Fall 2015 will focus on training in two areas, Home Groups and Infant/Child Care. Home Group training is for Home Group hosts/leaders in preparation for our 7-week Home Group experience beginning the week of October 4, 2015 as well as anyone interested in learning how to better serve as part of a group. CPR training is open to anyone but is especially for leaders in Nursery ministry, Parents Night Out, and MOPS.
Check out the list of sessions below, pick two that would best support your service area, and then register today!
- Active Listening for Home Groups
This session will explore active listening as a way listening that opens healthy channels of communication. Active listening is helpful in all communication settings but especially in group settings.
- Home Group Dynamics
This session will be panel style and allow participants to hear from several Home Group/small group veterans as they share from their personal experience leading groups.
This session will explore how to maximize the power of St. Luke’s Connect software to communicate with and stay connected to a Home Group.
- Using Home Group Materials
This session will preview Home Group spiritual growth material to familiarize Home Group leaders with content and how to use it.
- Stephen’s Ministry
This session will explore care issues that arise in group settings with a focus on how a Stephen’s Minister relationship could help in particular situations.
This session will help participants become comfortable with praying in group settings. Special focus will be given to utilizing the prayers provided in the Home Group material in a group setting as well as how to comfortably add simple group prayer requests to group prayer time.
- CPR for Infants, Children, and Adults
This two hour session (register for sessions 2 & 3) is hosted by Dummies On The Run, a mobile CPR and first aid training organization, and will provide infant, child, and adult CPR training and certification for anyone interested but especially for leaders of Nursery ministry, Parents Night Out, and MOPS..
Register through Connect HERE.
You can read more about the importance of serving and belong from Pastor Rossow here: The Family That Serves Together.