Let's get started! First of all, THANK YOU for your willingness to host a group! You're playing a huge role in God's plan to draw people to Himself and grow them deeply in their relationship with Christ. In this video, Pastor Brandon Cox talks about the basic elements of the typical group meeting time. Check out the sample meeting outline, downloadable at gracehillschurch.com/hosting-a-new-group-awesome/.
You were meant for more. You were meant for joy, and it's an intentional choice that doesn't depend on circumstances, other people, or emotions. Kay Warren said, "joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things."
This is the first of nine small group studies in the series, Happy, Happy, Happy.
Joy is rare. At least the kind of deep, abiding joy that stays strong through any circumstance. Since it's rare, it's noticeable and creates a positive reflection on our faith. A lack of joy does just the opposite.