Trust and Transparency • Alpine Chapel

People grow best in environments where they can feel safe and be seen. The problem is that our experiences trusting people can make us feel anything but safe, so we hide from others and stunt our own growth as people. The family that Jesus invites us into is one where we aren’t afraid to be seen because we know that we’re safe. That’s the power of community.

Check out Part Three of Alpine Chapel’s series about Community DNA and listen as Pastor Alex Gowler talks about the role of trust and transparency in helping us be who we are while becoming the people God created us to be.

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:
  • What was one of your favorite summertime activities growing up?
  • Who would you say is the most trustworthy person that you know?
  • What would you say needs to be true in a community in order for people to be transparent?
  • What are some ways that you can take a small step of transparency as a group?
  • What’s something that stood out to you from the message?

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.