Home Church Resource
August 23 (Navah 15 Year Anniversary)
Eat Together (30 min) Please practice current safety measures as we begin to gather in-person, seeking to enjoy the devotion of sharing a meal. Consider how to safely eat together (try to have each family bring food for their household, etc.).
Worship & Prayer (20 min)
“Worship is the acknowledgement of, agreement with, and yielding to lordship, wholeheartedly offering attention and affection to ascribe worth.”
Follow this LINK for this week’s Worship Resource that also has practical instructions on how to worship together on Zoom.
We are going to pause for 2 minutes to consider how we will give this week. For those that call Navah home, this is a time for you to give right now or review your giving to all God does in and through Navah. During this time, also listen and ask the Spirit if there is a need/person He wants you to bless. Let’s wait in silence for 2 minutes now. Give Online.
August 30th, we will be gathering at Swope Park to celebrate our 15 year anniversary as a church! This is going to be such an exciting morning. We will release more details in the coming weeks. Save the date!
Kids (time varies)
Consider how you integrate these kids resources from Navah Kids. Each home church will do this differently depending on the number and age of the children participating. Remember to include your kids as much as possible and have fun! See the resource HERE.
Care (20 min)
Hi/Lo or Good News Stories
Invite each person to share a brief Hi/Lo (gratitude and prayer need)
Consider having the next person who shares pray a short blessing over the previous person who shared
Message from Adam & Juli Cox and David Blackwell
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. - Psalm 78:4
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. - John 21:25
It would be impossible to capture every story and every loving moment that Navah has received and experienced with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit over the last 15 years. The Lord has been true to His character and to His word, doing exceedingly and abundantly more than we could think or imagine. What better way to spend this time together than to share the testimony of God’s goodness over the years. Each and every story is a treasure that we celebrate, but is also a powerful prophetic moment that releases the testimony of Jesus to the next generation. The scriptures invite us to share the wonderful works of God to those that are in the Body of Christ, and including those that may be new to our Navah family. There has not been one moment in our 15 history where God has left us, and we enter the next 15 years full of joy and faith that His presence goes before us! This morning we invite you to share your stories and testimonies of your history with Navah Church. We know that just like the Apostle John wrote, we could not possibly capture all that Jesus has done, but we believe that we are going to have an incredible time trying! Below are some questions you could consider for conversation:
- How long have you been a part of Navah Church?
- What are some of your favorite memories of life at Navah?
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21
Communion (10 min)
Ask each person/household to prepare elements ahead of time - give them a few days heads up if possible
Read short passage - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Lead them in receiving the elements
Consider reciting or singing the doxology together (acapella)
Lord’s Prayer Together (2 min)