Common Ground is our way of unifying the Chapel family each fall. For six weeks, our entire church—from worship services to small groups to students and kids—is on the same page, studying the same topic and growing together. Common Ground 2019 begins on Sunday, September 15.
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Start a Group! Pick up a Leader Box on Sunday and invite a friend or two to join you for the next 6 weeks.
Three books that will be available for purchase at the prayer resource table during Common Ground are "Prayer" by Tim Keller, "A Praying Life" by Paul Johnson, and "Fervent" by Priscilla Shirer.
A Praying Life by Paul Miller
"This book is such a great reminder that prayer is about being personal with God... not perfect. That God calls us to come to him as we are. To come weary, wandering, and overwhelmed. That is a praying life!"
Simple Prayers by Kenneth and Karen Boa
"This is set up like a daily devotional of prayers, based on scripture. Each passage provides prompts to lead you as you pray. It's a great help to keep your prayers fresh and focused."
Prayer by Phillip Yancy
"Prayer by Phillip Yancy talks about prayer as not simply a way to get God to do what you want, but rather a way to align yourself with what he is doing with more of a relational emphasis."
30 Words: A Devotional for the Rest of Us by Jarrid Wilson
Jesus, Let's Talk by Lisa Jamieson
"We're using Lisa Jamieson's Jesus, Let's Talk during Common Ground with several of our friends. From Walk Right In Ministries, this book of simple but deep words, ASL highlights, and engaging photographs by Ann L. Hinrichs helps children, early readers, and people with developmental differences learn the basics of prayer, and includes questions and answers at the end."
Prayer: Invitation to a Relationship
Relationships are beautiful. Think about your closest friends: when you’re with them, you feel safe, loved, and energized. No one needs to remind you to spend time with them; you crave their company. Can you imagine having that kind of relationship with God? The truth is, we can—by learning to pray. This fall, let’s move beyond the shallow, cold prayer life that many of us have grown accustomed to. Let’s accept the invitation of a Father who loves giving his children good things, but even more, loves giving us the gift of himself. And let’s learn to pray not because we’re supposed to, but because we want to.
|Sept. 15||"Experiencing God"||
|Sept. 22||"Listen Before Speaking"||Psalm 1:1-3|
|Sept. 29||"In Jesus' Name"||
|Oct. 6||"Worship & Gratitude"||
|Oct. 13||"Ask and You Shall Receive"||
|Oct. 20||"Pray Without Ceasing"||
1 Thessalonians 5:17