Don’t Do Life Alone
Here’s the truth: Knowing, loving, and becoming like Jesus isn’t easy. After all, He asks us to live differently from the culture around us—exchanging our preferences and comforts for His priorities. Participating in worship services teaches us what that actually looks like; engaging in community through Grow Groups helps us practice doing it.
Grow Groups at Eastminster
Beginning the week of August 21
Monday Morning Moms
This study is designed for moms with small (or smallish!) children – all mothers of young and school-age children are welcome! We will take one Monday off a month. This year we are studying When Strivings Cease by Ruth Chou Simons, using the book and study guide to go with the series. “In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to *confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging; *find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace; *stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome; and *let go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you.
|Led by: Ann Ramseyer, Bonnnie Dakan, Julie Pritchard||For Ages: 18+||Meets: Every Monday from 9:00am-11:00am|
|Childcare Available? Yes - Please register your kids at eastminster.org/mondaymoms||Topic: Mothers, Women||Group Type: Grow Groups|
|Location: Parlor - Main Campus||Begins: September 19, 2022||Status: Open|
1958 N Webb Road
Wichita, KS 67206