At CIL we have a process to help all of us to grow together. We call this process CIL Forward, and it starts this Sunday! I want us all to move forward in God's vision, from YOU to US to ALL. Here is a break down of the CIL Forward process: You Forward 101 - Newcomers Meeting Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Action Step: Water Baptism Us Forward 102 - Christian Foundations Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Action Step: Join a small group All Forward 103 - Your Motivational Gift Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Action Step: Find Your Ministry I want you to jump in the CIL Forward process! Let's move forward together!!!...

  What is CIL FORWARD? CIL Forward is a series of three separate classes designed for you. CIL Forward exists so that every person in our church has heard our vision, understands the gospel, is in relationship with Christ and is engaging in ministry. At the end of this process, you will have the opportunity to become a "Covenant Partner" with CIL, which is our term for what churches have traditionally called "membership." I will be sharing the vision of the church during Forward 101 on Sunday, September 7, at 4:30 p.m. Other leaders will be teaching the other sessions during our 9:00 am. service the rest of September. Here is the schedule for September (we'll offer other opportunities throughout the year): Sunday, September 7, 2014 (4:30 p.m.) Forward 101 Sunday, September 14, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Forward 102 Sunday, September 21, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Forward 103 Sign up at the Communication Center or at

Tonight (August 20) I am starting my Wednesday Christian Growth class that corresponds with the Awana schedule. The class starts at 6:30 p.m., which gives those with kids plenty of time to check their kids in for Awana's 6:00 p.m. start, and grab a cup of coffee in the lobby before our class starts. This staggered schedule also allows volunteers to be "listeners" for Awana from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., and still participate in my class. The Christian Growth class  is an exciting hour for me, as I love the discussion that happens around Biblical concepts. Most weeks, we follow an outline from Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology book. However, you never know what subject will pop up each time, as issues related to social life in America, events in modern Israel, theological traditions and church history often dominate our discussion. If you want to grow, this class is for you....


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