Rule of Life

A Rule of Life is a means of ordering your world around God. It puts structure to your desire to know and follow Jesus.

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Micro Groups

Micro Groups are groups of 2 -3 deep friends who have committed to following Jesus, encouraging one another, and seeking God's Kingdom.

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Community Groups

Community Groups are the full realization of the body of Jesus. They incorporate all ages and revolve around the Table.

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GLC E-News November 2017

E-News • November 2017 • www.greatlakes.cc Midwinter 2018 Dear Pastors & Members of our GLC Churches, The Midwinter Conference for Covenant pastors has been a foundational experience of spiritual renewal and personal refreshment for decades. It is one of the best ministries the ECC has engaged in throughout the years. This year’s line-up of speakers and

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Emotionally Mature Community

How do you deal with conflict?  It might seem like an easy question.  But really take a moment and reflect back on your most recent conflicts.  What emerged from you?  Don’t worry about the others or the situation, just focus on your response.  Think about how you reacted physically, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally? Our reaction

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Emotional Health

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Have you ever wondered why, even though you know Jesus, believe in Him, and even see Him move in your life, there are still areas where you remain stuck.  Some of us have been Christians for a long time, our faith has grown but many of our behaviors and reactions have hardly

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Flattened Leadership Proposal

Below is the slide presentation about the Flattened Leadership Proposal and some supporting documents.   The article on Biblical Leadership – “Jesus Mandate for Leadership” A couple of articles on Bi-vocational leadership – “Journal : The Math Doesn’t Work: Why the Future of Church Planting is Bi-Vocational | 9Marks”  “Facing the Brutal Facts of Church

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Parenting Courses

What are the Parenting Courses? Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting course, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting.  Full of valuable advice and practical tips.   Are you interested

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The Marriage Course

  A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance.  It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive.  We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better. Check out this video – ALPHA MARRIAGE Please email Heather Wood (ahwood1997@gmail.com) if you are interested in receiving more information

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Biblical Study Tools

There are a tremendous number of powerful Biblical tools available to everyone.  Below are a few online resources that you may find helpful: Bible Gateway (www.biblegateway.com)- This website offers a large number of Bible translations and tools. One nice feature is its ability to have parallel versions open at the same time.  Different translations can often

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Church Leadership

One of the most critical components in the expansion of God’s Kingdom is the Leader.  However, Jesus redefines leadership.  Unlike the rest of the world, where leadership is tied to a position and designed for top down implementation, Jesus says, in His Kingdom leadership will be very different.  For Jesus, leadership is not positional and

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Meditate Up

What does it take to experience true, deep, and permanent transformation? Maybe the radical change we all long for is rooted in the conversion of our minds. And maybe that conversion is discovered as we meet our true selves in the heavens.  So meditate, today, not on you, your weaknesses, your longings, and you’re desperation.  But

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Shame

Shame is a powerful force that can crush the soul and a vacant enemy who relentlessly pursues the broken places in one’s life. Yet, shame is also patient, awaiting the inevitable self-destruction of those who are evil.   When the inevitable calamity strikes, shame is there with the final, slow poison of self loathing. We

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Walk

It is often easy for us to get caught up in the daily grind… Work, sports, social… and forget that the real goal is to blaze a trail that will last generations.  What at does the trail I am cutting mean for me and those who come after me?  If I am at the end

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