As 2016 comes to an end, we want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! We are filled with gratitude for all that God is doing through LifeGroups and Starting Point groups at Forest Hill Church!
We are thankful for the time, love, and prayer you invest into your groups and your group members. Thank you!
We hope you enjoy celebrating Christmas with your friends and family. From our team to you - Merry Christmas!View Blog Post
Now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on the way, you may be starting to think ahead to what your group will study in the New Year. May we make a suggestion?
Forest Hill Church is excited to launch our newest study Everyday Evangelism!View Blog Post
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)
It’s hard not to stand in awe of verse like that one above. To think that Jesus – the spoken Word of God (Jn 1:1-3), the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15-16), the Son of Man (Mk 10:45) – stepped out of the glory of heaven and into the muck of this world. The hands that spun galaxies into being came and washed the dirty, smelly feet of his friends (Jn 13). Eventually those same hands were pierced with nails, when he eventually paid the penalty for our sin and released us from its power by dying a horrific, gruesome death. He gave his life in service to us who had no hope.View Blog Post
“The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming!”
Yes, yes, they are. In fact, today is Halloween. And it’s just a sprint from here to Thanksgiving and then to Christmas. Around this time of year, it begins to get difficult for LifeGroups to maintain a sense of continuity. People are busy with family coming in or going out, so attendance drops. There are school programs and shows and holiday shopping, so group members’ ability to prepare for LifeGroup wanes. Without an awareness of the holidays and planning for them, the group can seem to limp to the end of the year.View Blog Post
As we near the end of 2015, we want to take a moment to thank you all! We are excited and grateful for all that God is doing through LifeGroups and Starting Point groups at Forest Hill Church.View Blog Post
The holiday season – wonderful as it is! – presents a number of unique issues for LifeGroups. How do we keep the momentum of the group going? Do we keep a study going, or do we keep it light and social until the New Year? Where do we serve? When should we have a Christmas party?
And of course, “What should we study in the New Year?”View Blog Post
Christmas is a wonderful time to consider celebrating the Lord’s Supper together with your LifeGroup. Christmas marks the beginning of God living in flesh among us and cannot be separated from His crucifixion and resurrection. Without the birth of Jesus Christ, there cannot be His sacrificial death and physical resurrection. While Christmas is a time for celebrations, consider one celebration that you can do to with your LifeGroup to remember that Jesus is the reason for Christmas: The Lord’s Supper.
Here are several ideas you can do with your LifeGroup this Christmas to celebrate the Lord’s Supper meaningful and fresh ways:View Blog Post
We’re in the middle of a series highlighting ways that you and your LifeGroup can prepare for the holidays and celebrate Christmas together. Today’s topic is focused on finding a fun and simple way to organize a Christmas social for your group. Need some ideas? Read on …View Blog Post
Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight ways that you and your LifeGroup can prepare for the holidays and celebrate Christmas together. Today’s topic is focused on serving as a LifeGroup during the Christmas season.View Blog Post
If you’ve been around Forest Hill Church for any amount of time, you’ve heard the words “Women Under Construction.” It seems familiar for so many of us, but many of us quickly forget the roots and purpose of the event.View Blog Post
As I think about all the relationships formed through the 4 different LifeGroups I’ve been a part of during my experience at Forest Hill, one particular group of friends stands out. It was the first group my husband and I joined at Forest Hill 10 years ago. While the group only stayed together the typical 2-3 year lifecycle, our friendships with those in the group are still remarkably strong. These are our closest friends and are our go-to for help with the kids, for celebrating triumphs or crying over our losses.
What made this group so different? Why did these relationships become so strong?View Blog Post