You may not be familiar with this great opportunity for the Women of DSCC, so let me give you a little background. Earlier this year, we started Charis Connection Groups as a pilot program that ran from January through May. Each small group of women met on the first Thursday of the month in a predetermined host home based on where they lived. Each month, a different doctrinal teaching segment and a practical tip segment was discussed in a conversational format so women of all ages could share life experience and godly wisdom with each other. The pilot proved profitable, so we are going to launch a new session of Charis Connections this month. Now is your chance to get involved.
This form of connection is distinct because its topics of discussion are based on the scripture in Titus 2:3-5 where God’s Design for Women to be discipled and to grow in Godliness is laid out for us. From that passage a few strategic components jump out at me.
1. It’s very clear that women need to be teaching and learning from other women that are more mature in their walk than themselves.
2. We need to discuss a certain criteria of learning that Paul says is based on what is good: how to live in loving household relationships, how to live wisely, grow in purity and goodness, how to minister in our homes and live in submission.
3. All these things are to be learned from one woman to the next which shows relationships as vital to the process of growth.
Charis Connections was born out of the desire to be intentionally obedient to these commands. The small group design is to try to intersect women’s lives so relationships will form, which us always the most influential way for learning to take place.
I am praying very much that God will lead you as you consider being involved in this ministry. I read a quote recently that I believe is so important to keep in mind as we prioritize our lives and seek to live intentionally:
“Consumption without contribution makes for a stuffed Christian, Contribution without consumption makes for a shallow Christian”
I hope you will consider contributing to those in the group that need your maturity and experience and at the same time open your heart to consume wisdom from those in the group further along life’s journey than yourself.
Register online at www.dscchurch.com/charisconnections. Also plan to come to our kickoff event this Thursday, October 3rd from 7-8:30pm at the West Campus. If you have already registered you should be hearing from the team to get your home assignment early this week.
May God’s will be done and may He be glorified!