Momentum - Part 2: Hope Worth Sharing

January 14, 2024
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MyOneLife - A 4-Week Sunday Morning Small Group Experience

The first step for every OneLifer to get involved and get to know our church culture and mission is a 4-week small group experience called MyOneLife. It takes place on Sunday mornings in the Meeting Room at each of our campuses. You’ll learn about the vision & values of our church, discover your personal mission & spiritual gifts, and find out tons of ways to get involved. The next MyOneLife will start on February 4, so for more information or to sign up, mark the “MyOneLife” box on your Connection Card.

Join a Volunteer Team

With the new year starting, there’s never been a better time to join a OneLife volunteer team. From our Kid City team, to First Impressions & Security, to Production & Worship, OneLife Students on Wednesdays, and our Connections Team during the week - there are tons of opportunities for you to get involved. Mark the Volunteering box on your Connection Card to get started!

OneLife Membership for 2024
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start our new membership roster for 2024. Each year, we start the roster fresh to make sure we have the most up-to-date and accurate list of active members of our church. And our goal is for EVERY OneLifer to be more than just an attender, visitor, or donor, but to be fully engaged as a member of our church! You’ll be hearing more about this over the next few weeks. If you’d like to go ahead and get started and be considered for the 2024 membership roster, visit to fill out the self-assessment form.

If you’ve given your life to Jesus but haven’t gone public with your story through baptism then it’s time to take that step! Mark the baptism box on your Connection Card and we’ll help you get started.


Give Jesus your best! Make a one-time tithe or offering or to set up a recurring tithe or offering: Click Here To Give Online.

BOTTOM LINE: Suffering/Trials are a catalyst to positive momentum.

Romans 5:3-4 NLT

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

1. Suffering/Trials grow our ability to persevere.

2. Suffering/Trials shape our character.

3. Suffering/Trials lead to a hope worth sharing.

This morning we talked about Suffering and Trials having a ripple effect on our perseverance, character, and ultimately our hope. Is there are times in your life that you can look back on and see this this effect?

Read John 16:33 - Why do you think Jesus gave his disciples this warning?

Read Romans 5:3-4 - What do you think Paul means by, ”Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings”?

Read Romans 5:3-4 - Look up the definition of perseverance - How have you seen your perseverance grow in your spiritual life?

Look up the definition of character - How has your perseverance affected your character, both positively and negatively?

Look up the definition of hope - How has your hope been affected by the things you have been through?

Read John 16:33 - How does this verse give you hope?

If we think of suffering and trials as a catalyst to positive momentum, how can we reflect this in our daily lives?

How will you use your story and your changed life to make a difference in others to impact their eternity? WHO will you impact?


Take a moment to pray for each person - that God will continue to shape our view of the Kingdom of God - that God will help us fall more in love with Jesus and the work he is doing in us. Pray that God gives us opportunity to impact others for eternity.

Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share, click here.


Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:
  - Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  - What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  - How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  - How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  - Who in your life do you think could be disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?

  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?/giveback/giveback
  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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