Current Journey Program

Authentic forgiveness stems from a deep faith that we are enough, that love is abundant, and that even though we have been wronged, we don’t have to spend our emotional energy trying to that “debt” paid back to us. This kind of trust doesn’t come easily! It takes practice to train our minds to learn to let go of what’s not important, so we can make room for things that really matter. That’s what “Practicing Forgiveness” is here to offer – a place for people to come together and focus on ways to learn to accept, forgive and love each other.

Releasing our resentments toward others requires attention, prayer and often community support – three essential components of a small group program. Our goal with this year’s Journey Program involves bringing communities together around the common desire to learn to love and forgive one another. In order to do this, we have based this year’s program on various stories Jesus tells about forgiveness, pairing each Bible story with one from the Forgiveness Project (a UK-based organization collecting and sharing powerful stories of forgiveness). In the daily readings that follow each small group session, participants are encouraged to practice some element of forgiveness, and see its application to their lives. We have included various meditations, activities and sermons in the appendix.

We feel excited to know that around the world, New Church members and friends will focus together on this important topic. Please let us know how we can best support you and your congregation with small groups.

 

FREE Introduction Sunday, September 24th, 2015, 1:30
Six sessions, Beginning Sunday, October 1, 2016 at 1:30

The workshop costs $40, which includes the textbook and all handouts

More about the Small Group Gatherings HERE

Read more about the program at www.newchurchjourney.org

For More Information, call Pastor Clark at 513 284 1236

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