Senior Sunday Introduction
Every year we send off our graduating seniors with a special service. Some will be going to school while others into the work force. Some will stay in the area and others will go across the country. Some might move back here and rejoin our community later in life, some may never walk through our doors again. Wherever they go, they go having been shaped by their church community. Wherever they are going, God is already there.
Small Group Questions: Sunday, May 22, 2016
- In reading 2 Corinthians 13:5-9 and/or recalling the sermon you listened to, what did you find most interesting or important?
- Do you remember when you graduated high school? What kind of person were you then? Were you prepared for what was coming?
- Do you enjoy learning? How do you maintain a desire to learn?
- Tell your group about a time when the plans of God were bigger than your own. How can we follow where Jesus is leading?
- If you could give a graduating senior one piece of advice, what would it be? Do you follow this advice in your own life?
Taking the Next Step of Discipleship
Today we celebrate and pray for our graduating seniors and their families. We can never underestimate the power we have to help shape young lives and the responsibility we have to help them become true disciples and followers of Jesus Christ. There is no greater need or higher calling. They belong to us. Teach them, nurture them, love them, guide them. Volunteer in the Children’s and Student ministry. Go on a mission trip and serve as a group leader. Make sure the children and students have the resources we need to guide and minister to them. Build a relationship with them, model a life of faith for them and continually pray for them by name. Do those things, and every child and student who passes through our doors will know just how large, vast and important their extended family of faith is to them. When they leave, they will know that God and all of us in the church remain with them always.