Know And Be Known • Alpine Chapel
God gave us each other so that we could care for one another in times like this, but it’s hard to care for one another when you don’t know one another. That’s why when it comes to community, the conversation starts with knowing and being known: letting people see the real you and embracing people as the real them. We have the power to do this because God does it for us.
Check out Part Two of Alpine’s series on biblical community and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd talks about what it means to be seen, known, and fully loved as we share our stories and experiences with each other.

TEACHING & DISCUSSION (45 MINUTES)

For groups process this weekend’s message from Alpine, spend time watching the message before you meet together. After watching, use the questions below to help get the conversation going:
  • Share one thing about you that people in your group might not know. It could be a fun fact, an embarrassing story, or an accomplishment that you’re happy about.
  • Who would you say knows you the best? And who do you think would say that you know them the best?
  • When you think about God knowing you, what thoughts or emotions come up?
  • What’s one way that your group can practice “know and be known”?
  • What’s one thing from the message that stood out to you?

This guide is intended for online community groups who are meeting digitally to care for one another in this season and discuss the weekly messages from Alpine. Looking for a community? CLICK HERE.

GIVING (2 MINUTES)

Take a few minutes to practice generosity to Alpine Chapel by giving online. After giving, have somebody pray for generosity and provision at Alpine Chapel in this season.
GIVE ONLINE

PRAYER (30 MINUTES)

To conclude your gathering, spend some time in prayer together. Begin with a few minutes in silence, listening for what God might have to say to you or to your group in this moment, then share what came to mind. After a few minutes of listening and sharing, spend time praying for:
  • Eradication of COVID-19 and healing for those who are sick
  • Followers of Jesus to be a presence of peace and love in their neighborhoods
  • Wisdom for local, state, national, and global leaders
  • Any needs in your group

RESOURCES FOR USING ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

In light of what’s happening in our world right now, we want to be intentional about being in the kind of community that keeps one another believing. We live like COMMUNITY IS OUR DESIGN and the only way to do that is together. While we may not be able to meet physically, there are a number of digital and video conferencing options that can help us stay connected.
Many of our online community groups use Zoom Video conferencing. You can sign up for Zoom and download the app or browser plugins at  https://zoom.us/download.