Join Us for ‘Where Love Lives’ in February!
Stonecroft women across the nation will open their homes to Where Love Lives, our exciting new small group outreach, in February. Have you signed up to host a group in your home or church – or enlisted another Stonecroft volunteer to do so? It’s not too late to get involved! Where Love Lives kicks off with a nationwide simulcast Feb. 22 followed by four video-based, small group discussions about the principles of love and how they affect our relationships with each other, ourselves, and God. Discover how easily you can begin a small group through this outreach or reinvigorate an already established group.
Click here to watch a promotional video about Where Love Lives – then share the video with others who might be interested in hosting a group, too. Only $25 per group provides a host with a kit that includes a planning guide, invitations, participant booklets, a sample resource to use in a follow-up small group, and access to a Facebook host group.
- Register by Jan. 22 to receive this special rate.
- Feb. 15 is the last registration date to get the kit in the mail.
- Feb. 20 is the last registration date to receive the kit.
- Sign up today at stonecroft.org/wherelovelives.
Small Group Resources Available from RSVP Ministries in Canada
Looking for a new Bible study for your group this year? We now have available on the Stonecroft store a new study on the Gospel of John, produced by RSVP Ministries – Stonecroft’s partner in Canada. The Life We Long For – Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John includes a creative retelling of the biblical stories found in John. It’s the first study in RSVP’s new inLight Bible Studies series. The second study in the series – a follow-up study on John – will be published soon, so watch for more details about its release. Other RSVP Ministries resources currently available on stonecroft.org/store are a devotional book, Celebrate the Light – Lessons Learned Following Jesus, and two video series suitable for small groups, including The inSPIRE Journey focused on wellness and holistic living according to God’s principles.
Stonecroft Hubs Launched in Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas
We extend a warm welcome to our three newest hubs – Stonecroft Fort Riley (Kansas), Stonecroft Alexandria (Louisiana), and Stonecroft Austin (Texas)! The Fort Riley group, a Military hub, is reaching out to military wives and servicewomen at a U.S. Army post where more than 15,000 active duty military personnel are assigned. The Alexandria hub is our first hub in Louisiana; the Austin hub is our ninth in Texas.
Stonecroft now counts 45 hubs across the United States and more are expected to launch in the months ahead, said Sarah LeBlanc, Stonecroft’s Director of Field Ministry. “We’re so excited as we see this movement of God across the nation as more and more women answer His call to establish a hub in their community and to share the Gospel with women around them,” Sarah said. “Please join us in praying for the leaders of these new hubs and for Stonecroft staff members who are training them. Pray also for the leaders of our already established hubs and Women’s Connection Groups nationwide as we join hands and hearts to introduce women to Jesus Christ.”
Send Your ‘Holiday Prays’ Story by Jan. 8 to Enter Giveaway
We’re offering a special giveaway to thank volunteers who participated in Stonecroft’s Holiday Prays outreach. Tell us about your Holiday Prays experience at stonecroft.org/prays (scroll to “What is God Doing?”) by Jan. 8, and we’ll enter your name in a drawing to win a “Take Care of Yourself After the Holidays” gift collection. The gifts include a 2019 Dayspring planner, Bible highlighter pens, a sweet-smelling bath bomb, and a Stonecroft T-shirt all packaged in an attractive storage basket. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Facebook Jan. 9.
In Case You Missed It: Fitness Witness
This time of year many of us make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, and work out. But what if the issue isn’t about losing weight but is instead about what Jesus wants to do in our hearts? Last January, Stonecroft’s Ears to Speak podcast featured an interview with Alisa Keeton, author of The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others. Alisa shared how you can care for your body as an overflow of love, gratitude, and faith. Whether you struggle with taking care of yourself or you obsess over keeping fit and healthy, this interview provides a fresh perspective on how God wants to transform your body, mind, and spirit. This episode – called “Fitness Witness” – is still available for download in case you missed it or want to listen to it again as the new year begins. Click here to listen.