8-weeks of learning and discussing what it means to BELONG
We all need to belong — somewhere and to someone. The need to belong is so strong it could more accurately be called a longing. Have you ever wondered where that longing comes from? Our deepest need to belong will only be filled when we belong to Christ and do as He did — give our lives in service to others.
Belonging to the body of Christ is a natural result of belonging to Jesus Christ Himself. But belonging to a local church is a decision. It is like joining a family through marriage. Just as newborn babies are placed in the loving arms of a family, so believers are to be loved, nourished, and challenged by a family — not family as an idea, but family as individual, intimate relatives. It is important for you to know the family you are joining.
Through the BELONG class, you will come to know the Wesley family more fully. Before you decide to commit to Wesley as your local church, please consider what we believe and the role God as called us to play in the world. It is our hope that you will join us in fulfilling our mission and vision.
The classes will be sprinkled with short videos, Wesley staff and ministry leaders stopping by as well as interactive discussions.
Session on October 4, 11, 18, 25; Time 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
- Class Overview
- The Need to Belong
- Your Spiritual Journey
- Belong to Christ
- Liturgy & Creeds: Do we understand them?
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Holy Communion
- Corporate Worship
- Doing more together than apart
- Reaching the world
These sessions will overlap in time with the 9 a.m. worship service and the Sunday School hour; they will end before the 11 a.m. worship service begins.
Sessions on November 1, 8, 15, 22; Time: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
- Connecting to others
- Taking the next right step – being a disciple
- Groups & Classes
- What is the United Methodist Church?
- Wesley Church – past, present and future
- Serving God through local church
- Discovering our gifts and passions
- Our time, talent and resources
- What’s Next?
- Joining the Fellowship
- Continue the Journey
These sessions will overlap with the Sunday School hour and with the 11 a.m. worship service. They will begin after the 9 a.m. worship service has ended.
These BELONG sessions will be led and coordinated by Bob Keiderling, Minister of Discipleship. 610-865-5715 ext 11; email@example.com.