A regular faith-building gathering is essential to living and progressing in our Christian faith.
Name two or three things that fill up space in your weekly calendar, other than work – like a gym workout, morning cup of coffee, date night, etc. Would consider those things essential or optional to your routine?
What makes something essential for you, as opposed to optional?
Most people go to a weekend worship service expecting to “get something out of it.” What aspects of the service do you usually get the most out of, and how do those things affect your willingness to show up each weekend?
What does the Bible say?
Read Hebrews 10:19-25
This passage encourages us to not give up meeting together. How have you considered the role that other church attendees play in your weekend worship experience?
Read Ephesians 4:14-16
How does this passage adjust your expectations of what a weekend church service is all about?
How does it affect your desire or willingness to show up?
Apply the message
Of the five “Show Up” challenges we received, which one do you need to commit to working on this week?
- Show up early
- Show up often
- Show up to the same service
- Show up with a plan (for engaging with others)
- Show up expecting (for God to work)