Brian and I hosted our very first home group yesterday afternoon. We attend Steele Creek Church of Charlotte, and a major part of how they carry out ministry is through home groups. A few months ago, Brian and I felt the Lord was calling us to begin leading one of these groups in our home. Basically, it is a gathering of families with whom we can build relationships, encourage one another in our walk with the Lord, share communion together, pray for one another - simply put... be involved in one another's lives however the Lord leads. We are very excited and are looking forward to what God has in store for us. What an honor to be used by HIM.
We were joined by four other families and after visiting for a little while, Brian led us in a time of worship. We then shared communion, all of us gathered right there in our family room. I had such a sweet feeling in my heart as I heard our children worshipping the Lord in song and then watched as families took communion. Afterwords, we had a yummy spaghetti dinner and a wonderful time of fellowship. And the children all seemed to play beautifully together. Brian and I felt as though things went really well and are looking forward to our next time together.