October 29, 2016

Calendar

Jan
27
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Jan 27 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Agape Practice Group

The goal of the practice group is to increase biblical knowledge of each participant, apply it to their modern-day context, and form new life-transforming habits.

We currently meet every Thursday.  The Practice Group is time-boxed to one hour.  We currently meet via Zoom starting at 6:45PM.  If you are interested in meeting in-person (Waukesha) please contact Chris for more information.

These are the preparatory questions covered in our practice groups:
Discovery – This looks at the context of the book and its author.
  1. Who wrote the book?
  2. What do we know about the author?
  3. What genre is the book?
  4. What do we know about the book (the cultural, social, political context in which it was written)?
  5. Why was the book written?

Understanding – This helps us understand the text in context. 

  1. What is the main point of the passage?
  2. Why is the author making it?
  3. What does the passage tell us about God?
  4. What does the passage tell us about humanity in general?
  5. What does the passage say about us (humanity-specific)?

Application – This helps us live right; i.e. live according to what God intended.

  1. Given your discovery and understanding of the text, what does right-living look like? What does it mean to live right?
  2. What stands in your way (our way) from living that way?
  3. What is one specific (small) step that you can take to be closer to the right-living that God intended?

Sharing – This creates new habits in our own lives and helps others discover a deeper relationship with God and others. 

  1. During discovery, understanding, and application, we share our knowledge and insights. This is the baseline from which we turn outward.
  2. Based on your discovery, understanding, and application of the text, what could and should be shared with others?
  3. Who do you know that could specifically benefit from something listed in the previous question?
  4. How might you be able to share it? (Imagine yourself sharing, how would you do it?)
Jan
28
Fri
Dioko Youth Group
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dioko Youth Group

At Agape Community Church, students are an integral part of who we are as a community. We have a very active youth group, called Dioko, that meets on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00.  Dioko intentionally combines middle school and high school (grades 6 – 12).

The Dioko meetings begin with fun and fellowship.  The students organize games and have a while to socialize and talk.  No one is excluded.  This is followed by a time when we sing worship songs together (the music time is organized and led by students).

Jan
29
Sat
New Hope Campus Work Day
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Hope Campus Work Day @ Agape Community Church (Pewaukee)

New Hope Campus Work Day

We’ve made a lot of progress but much more remains to be done. Have you seen the FB photo album? There are over 100 pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=agapechurchwi&set=a.1754969594690625
Every Wednesday & Saturday, the workday will start at 9:00 AM
(we’ll go until around 3:00 PM)

Bring work gloves and wear work clothes (stuff you don’t mind if it gets dirty). If you have a hard hat, bring it (we have a few on hand if you don’t have one). It’s also a good idea to bring eye protection and a dust mask. Do you have tools you can bring? We have some you can use, if you don’t. Most useful will be a hammer, crowbar, pliers, and screwdrivers.

Jan
30
Sun
Servant Leader Meeting
Jan 30 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am

This is the weekly Servant Leader Meeting.  We will discuss things going on at Agape Community Church to make sure everyone is up to speed on everything going on.  The meeting is open to everyone.

Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2623338088?pwd=cGJyTlpaU3ZtbWg4OG13YTR5dGw1Zz09

Jan
31
Mon
Celebrate Recovery (Elmbrook)
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery (Elmbrook) @ Elmbrook Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically based, 12 Step program for anyone struggling with any type of issue such as anger, grief, co-dependency, drug/alcohol addiction, gambling, pornography, sexual integrity, food addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety.  Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  We will teach you how to apply the Christ-centered 12 Steps and 8 Principles to your life in order to achieve victory over our issues.

We ALL have hurts, habits, hang-ups, or an addiction that needs attention. Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles.

Come as you are.

Not sure this is for you? Stop by any Monday night and check out the first hour of large-group time.  It is open to all and no commitment is required.

Feb
2
Wed
New Hope Campus Work Day
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Hope Campus Work Day @ Agape Community Church (Pewaukee)

New Hope Campus Work Day

We’ve made a lot of progress but much more remains to be done. Have you seen the FB photo album? There are over 100 pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=agapechurchwi&set=a.1754969594690625
Every Wednesday & Saturday, the workday will start at 9:00 AM
(we’ll go until around 3:00 PM)

Bring work gloves and wear work clothes (stuff you don’t mind if it gets dirty). If you have a hard hat, bring it (we have a few on hand if you don’t have one). It’s also a good idea to bring eye protection and a dust mask. Do you have tools you can bring? We have some you can use, if you don’t. Most useful will be a hammer, crowbar, pliers, and screwdrivers.

Celebrate Recovery (Agape)
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Celebrate Recovery (Agape) @ Agape Community Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically based, 12 Step program for anyone struggling with any type of issue such as anger, grief, co-dependency, drug/alcohol addiction, gambling, pornography, sexual integrity, food addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety.  Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  We will teach you how to apply the Christ-centered 12 Steps and 8 Principles to your life in order to achieve victory over our issues.

We ALL have hurts, habits, hang-ups, or an addiction that needs attention. Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles.

Come as you are.

Not sure this is for you? Stop by any Monday night and check out the first hour of large-group time.  It is open to all and no commitment is required.

At Your Best During the Worst: a Winter Bible Study
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At Your Best During the Worst: a Winter Bible Study

At Your Best During the Worst: a Winter Bible Study

Jennie and I are hosting a winter Bible study and we would absolutely love it if you would join us. We plan to explore the book of 1 Peter in 9 sessions between January 12th & March 9th. The overarching theme of the book is living in adversity – something we could all use some help with.

The study guide by Warren Wiersbe may be helpful to you and we recommend you grab a copy on your own.

What to Expect if you sign up:
Some cold weather and a million reasons why you should skip going to the Bible study. But if you push through those voices, you’ll find an informal and friendly atmosphere, perhaps some new people, and confidential conversations that might be just what you needed.

So if you’d like to learn more, or to reserve your spot, make sure to email me.

Please RSVP by email at PastorFlorin@AgapeChurch.Life

Feb
3
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Feb 3 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Agape Practice Group

The goal of the practice group is to increase biblical knowledge of each participant, apply it to their modern-day context, and form new life-transforming habits.

We currently meet every Thursday.  The Practice Group is time-boxed to one hour.  We currently meet via Zoom starting at 6:45PM.  If you are interested in meeting in-person (Waukesha) please contact Chris for more information.

These are the preparatory questions covered in our practice groups:
Discovery – This looks at the context of the book and its author.
  1. Who wrote the book?
  2. What do we know about the author?
  3. What genre is the book?
  4. What do we know about the book (the cultural, social, political context in which it was written)?
  5. Why was the book written?

Understanding – This helps us understand the text in context. 

  1. What is the main point of the passage?
  2. Why is the author making it?
  3. What does the passage tell us about God?
  4. What does the passage tell us about humanity in general?
  5. What does the passage say about us (humanity-specific)?

Application – This helps us live right; i.e. live according to what God intended.

  1. Given your discovery and understanding of the text, what does right-living look like? What does it mean to live right?
  2. What stands in your way (our way) from living that way?
  3. What is one specific (small) step that you can take to be closer to the right-living that God intended?

Sharing – This creates new habits in our own lives and helps others discover a deeper relationship with God and others. 

  1. During discovery, understanding, and application, we share our knowledge and insights. This is the baseline from which we turn outward.
  2. Based on your discovery, understanding, and application of the text, what could and should be shared with others?
  3. Who do you know that could specifically benefit from something listed in the previous question?
  4. How might you be able to share it? (Imagine yourself sharing, how would you do it?)
Feb
4
Fri
Dioko Youth Group
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dioko Youth Group

At Agape Community Church, students are an integral part of who we are as a community. We have a very active youth group, called Dioko, that meets on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00.  Dioko intentionally combines middle school and high school (grades 6 – 12).

The Dioko meetings begin with fun and fellowship.  The students organize games and have a while to socialize and talk.  No one is excluded.  This is followed by a time when we sing worship songs together (the music time is organized and led by students).