October 29, 2016

Calendar

Aug
11
Tue
Men’s Bible Study & Practice Group
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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?)
Aug
13
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Call, text or email for details: 262-333-8088 / info@agapechurch.life

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?)
Aug
16
Sun
Worship Gathering – AOK (Acts of Kindness)
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

As you feel comfortable, invite a trusted friend to do an AOK with you! Join other followers of Jesus online.

You are the church! We gather online and in homes.

Online options include Zoom (see home page) and Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/agapechurchwi/

“Choose Your Own AOK” Ideas For 2020
 
Acts Of Kindnesses (AOKs) are a tangible way to show others agape (selfless) love. Please be safe while you engage in AOKs. Remember to be considerate of your surroundings and the people you are coming in contact with. May the Lord bless your service.
 
At some point in the day, we’d love if you’d hop onto this event page, or onto the Agape page or group, and share a picture of your AOK!! Encourage your friends to do something as well!! Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. And even small somethings turn into something huge when they are added together!! #Agapechurchwi #ActsofKindness #agapelove
 
1) OUTDOOR CLEAN UP
Easy; Kid-friendly
 
Go out to a local path, trail or section of sidewalk and pick up trash. This is relatively low investment high benefit activity. Remember to stay on public paths or get permission from the owners of the property as you do this activity.
 
All you need is a trash bag or bucket, safety gloves, and your favorite work clothes. Because there is generally lots of trash out there, you might want to time-box the activity (set a timer and stop when it goes off).
 
Resources and organizations that may inspire you: https://www.cleantrails.org/
 
2) MAKE WALL CARDS
Easy/Moderate; Kid-friendly
 
Create wall cards (8.5×11 or bigger, so residents can see them if they are hung on the wall) with encouraging words and uplifting pictures for your local nursing home. Kids of all ages can have a great time drawing, painting, and crafting during this activity. You’ll need some basic crafting supplies (we suggest starting with what you have in the house). This was marked easy/moderate because you’ll probably have some clean up, and you’ll need to do research regarding who will receive the cards.
 
3) DECORATE CANVAS SHOES
Moderate; Somewhat Kid-friendly
 
Decorate plain canvas shoes, with sharpies, for Soles For Jesus. They will be sent to Africa to provide shoes, along with the gospel message, to remote villagers, many of whom do not have shoes.
 
There are tutorials and ideas you can research. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6hc1RlOPh4
 
Additional ideas and recommendations at Soles for Jesus website: http://www.solesforjesus.org/
 
4) MAKE BAGGED LUNCHES
Moderate; Family-friendly
 
Make bagged lunches for a local organization that helps the most vulnerable (like The Hope Center for example: https://hopecenterwi.org/). A sandwich, chips, fruit, carrot sticks, a dessert, and a drink are a great lunch. Please verify with your chosen charity that they are still able to accept these, before you begin!
 
5) CREATE CARE PACKAGES
Moderate; Family-friendly
 
Involve the entire family to plan, shop, and assemble a care package for someone…someone in need or someone special. Everyone loves to be loved. Be creative. Be personal. Start small.
 
It can be just a small bag with a roll of toilet paper, wipes, an encouraging card, something fun to do and maybe a Gideons bible. You could deliver it locally or mail it to someone who lives far away. Just a small gift from the church to let them know we are praying for them and love them!
 
Here are some additional sample ideas: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/care-package-ideas
There are lots more – just ask “The Google” – lol
 
6) NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR HELP
Easy to Moderate to Difficult, depending on the job, Family-friendly
 
Keep your eyes open to opportunities but here are some ideas:
Go do yard work for an elderly, ill, or single, working parent neighbor.
Make dinner for a neighbor who is working full time.
Go grocery shopping for a family who is immune compromised or who is struggling financially due to the shut down.
Drop off a handwritten note just to let them know that you really appreciate them
 
19 simple ways to love your neighbor right now: https://www.ncfgiving.com/stories/19-simple-ways-to-love-your-neighbor-right-now/
 
7) SUPPORT FIRST REPSONDERS
Easy to Moderate depending on level of commitment; can be Family-friendly
 
Bake some treats for your local FD, PD or hospital. Or take it farther and get to know the people in the departments. Ask what they need, and then provide it! Maybe ordering a take out meal delivered for a busy shift could be a blessing (coordinate with them to do this!)!
 
8) GATHER & DONATE
Moderate to Hard, depending upon level of commitment; Family-friendly
 
Organize a supply drive in your neighborhood or community! Food pantries need food. Soles for Jesus needs shoes (new and used). Other charities have other needs.
 
Get the word out to your circle and arrange for drop off on your front porch, or pick up over a few days or a week. Then deliver to your charity.
 
 
9) PURCHASE & DONATE
Easy to Moderate; depending upon level of commitment
 
Donate needed new items to a local charity (here’s a few…they have store wishlists in addition to accepting cash donations! Or choose your favorite!! For many you can buy online and have it shipped right to the charity):
Street Angels: https://www.streetangelsmke.org/donate-food-and-supplies
The Women’s Center: https://twcwaukesha.org/donation-wish-list
Humane Animal Welfare Center: https://hawspets.org/haws-wish-list/
Pewaukee Food Pantry: http://www.pewaukeefoodpantry.com/how-you-can-help/
Hebron House: https://hebronhouse.org/donate/
 
10) YOUR IDEA HERE
Easy to hard, depending upon what you come up with
 
What need do you see that you can help fill? Pray about it, then use what God shows you and help, in love!!
Aug
17
Mon
Celebrate Recovery
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

…a night of fellowship and teaching followed by small group sharing time.

Maybe you have a problem with anger. Maybe it’s drinking too much or using drugs. Maybe your problem is an addiction to food, sex, pornography or even work. Or maybe you are dealing with grief, depression or co-dependency. You may have been the victim of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

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’s open to all and no commitment is required.

Aug
18
Tue
Men’s Bible Study & Practice Group
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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?)
Aug
23
Sun
Worship Gathering – Liturgy Service
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

You are the church! We gather online and in homes.

As you feel comfortable, invite a trusted friend to your home and join other followers of Jesus online.

Online options include Zoom (see home page) and Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/agapechurchwi/

 

 

Aug
24
Mon
Celebrate Recovery
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

…a night of fellowship and teaching followed by small group sharing time.

Maybe you have a problem with anger. Maybe it’s drinking too much or using drugs. Maybe your problem is an addiction to food, sex, pornography or even work. Or maybe you are dealing with grief, depression or co-dependency. You may have been the victim of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

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’s open to all and no commitment is required.

Aug
25
Tue
Men’s Bible Study & Practice Group
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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?)
Aug
27
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Call, text or email for details: 262-333-8088 / info@agapechurch.life

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?)
Aug
30
Sun
Worship Gathering – Liturgy Service
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

At our gatherings you are free to use your smart phone, tablet, or other electronic devices to check in, access your electronic Bible, take notes, and share a meaningful moment of worship with all your friends on social media #AgapeChurchWI.

On the 1st Sunday of the month we share a meal and worship God through fellowship.

On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month we gather to pray, sing, and connect with God through the scriptures.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month we go out in the community to serve. #ActsOfKindness (AOK)