Growth Groups are designed to foster “koinonia”, the Greek word which is translated “fellowship” in our New Testament. The idea is that Christians need to be sharing and participating in each other’s lives through the week by loving, caring, encouraging, and praying for each other for our spiritual growth in Christ. This is what makes “church” meaningful — loving relationships. And as so many of us are coming and going on vacations and are involved in other recreational pursuits during the summer, being involved in one of these Growth Groups, and/or our Men’s Ministry Meeting, and/or our Thursday night Bible study, is vital to experiencing the full value of the Christian life. So while you’re busy going out this summer, why not reserve some time to come together and stay together by being part of at least one of our Growth Groups or Bible studies?