Eastern Star Church’s Family Word Night has been a blessing to families, married couples, senior adults, singles, and the surrounding neighborhood. Every Wednesday evening, all three campuses come together for a night of discipleship and fellowship.
According to Dr. Kim McElroy-Jones, Director of Ministries, “Family Word Night is going well! There has been a lot of positive feedback from members and facilitators. People are enjoying the classes and the increased fellowship. The only negative feedback, which is a good problem to have, is the number of classes offered. Attendees are having a hard time choosing between them! The number of classes offered was intentional to meet the diverse needs of the congregation. And it is by design because the classes offered provide many opportunities for different needs to be met.”
Topics at Family Word Night include:
- The Debrief provides clarity on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Many people may leave Sunday service wondering, “What did pastor mean when he said that?” The Debrief aims to answer those questions. It also gives ministers and Ministers in Training (MIT) graduates, the opportunity to preach/teach in the church environment.
- The Books of the Bible class is designed for those who want a ‘traditional’ Bible study. The class theme for 2019 is to identify where Jesus is in every book of the Bible. This class is intended to help broaden our understanding of the Bible.
- Faith Fundamentals help those with a basic understanding of the Bible and new converts who need something extra to help in their growth in Christ. Nicole Barnes, Family Word Night teacher, said, “Faith Fundamentals is a way for people to concentrate on key principles of our Christian faith. It is a great way for people to have the space to ask those critical questions they may not be able to ask on a Sunday morning or in another class setting. Faith Fundamentals provides an avenue for people to be curious in a comfortable setting. For new believers, it can take away the hesitation or fear of not knowing while providing a way to learn and grow with others. For seasoned saints, it can provide clarity, reminders, and deeper meaning. I believe the classes are applicable for whatever stage of faith someone is in.”
- The Life Topics class is tied to discipleship and the application of the Bible to real life; it makes the Bible practical. The C.R.E.W. and Senior Saints combined class attempt to close the age gap and bridge these generations together. It’s intriguing to note that the Senior Saints initiated the combined Bible study session with The C.R.E.W.
Why should you attend Family Word Night? It is not your typical Bible Study! It’s designed to holistically meet the needs of the members of the ministry, offering a variety of classes to reach that goal.
If you want to know more, you are invited to “come, taste, and see.” Classes meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Main Campus. The Church is open at 6 p.m. for prayer, and members of the Prayer Ministry are available to pray with and for you from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. Praise and Worship, led by the Music Ministry, begins immediately after prayer at 6:45 p.m.