Inter@ct is an ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) for all ages at The Chapel in Green. Our website has moved to BELONG @ The Chapel, a secure online community database! Learn more: CLICK HERE

About Inter@ct ABF

We are an eclectic community group. Some of us are married and some of us are single. Some of us are Democratic and some of us are Republican. Some of us are ESV and some of us are NASB. You get the idea. We are making an effort to be intentional about learning how to love and accept people (including fellow Christians) who may be different than ourselves. For us, it’s really a John 13:35 / Romans 15:7 thing. And, it keeps it all rather interesting.

We inter@ct. That’s who we are. That’s what we do.

We inter@ct with the Scriptures each Sunday at 10:40am in Room 124. We believe people who love and accept each other can study the Bible better together, and apply it with more integrity and directness. As the teacher, Chip Weisel tries to make sure that needed context is conveyed and understood, but in the context of candid conversation, not just a monologue. Together, with others, wrestling, searching, and engaging the Bible as a group.

We also inter@ct online through BELONG @ The Chapel, our secure online community database! Learn more: CLICK HERE

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I am a big fan of following along with the sermon series.

Here are the advantages according to our pastor, Mike Castelli.

  1. The “heavy lifting” of the teaching has been done for us.
  2. This frees us as a class to either drill down or start where the sermon left off.
  3. We can encourage one another with the good stuff of implication and/or application.
  4. We can apply the principles of the sermon to the specific needs of our class.
  5. It adds an element of authority/authoritativeness from our pastor, which is good for us.
  6. It’s a good exercise in humility and submission to follow the leadership of our church.
  7. It adds an element of being able to inter@ct with our pastor and his heart for us.

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We need more room. So, starting Sunday, November 3, 2013, we’re moving from Room 205 down to Atrium 124. We are so grateful and excited! Please join us.

we are moving

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Hi, my name is Chip, and I am a fan of Facebook. I find it can be a great way to “connect and share with other people in your life.” And, I think it has been a good thing for Inter@ct ABF.

There are six reasons why I believe it is good to inter@ct on Facebook, yea, seven:

1. Faces – Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, right? But do you know everybody’s name in our ABF? As groups grow, and people come and go, it is sometimes difficult to remember names and faces. However, if people put a photo of their face on Facebook, it can be a very helpful way to connect a name with a face. Of course, you could always take a course on never forgetting a face…

 

2. Connection – Websites are great, but let’s face it, a website is a one-way conversation. When people use Facebook, they can see other people who are part of the group posting thoughts, sharing photos and interacting with one another. This can really help people get to know one another better.

3. Prayer & Care Needs – Since many people check Facebook at least once per day (or some even through their cell phones) you can get quite a quick response—sometimes even in just a few minutes! This makes Facebook a great way to see when someone is in need.  And, since people will often respond quicker in Facebook then email, it is a great way to get the word out when someone needs help, prayer or encouragement.

4. Share Photos – Facebook makes it so easy to share photos, and most people love to see pictures of something they were a part of, so we often use it for photos of group events and service projects. To see some of our group photos we have posted over the years, click < HERE >

5. Accessibility – As our group has grown larger, it can be challenging for the average person that attends to know who does what in our ABF.  We encourage our key leaders to use Facebook and interact with the group page.  It can be a great way for people to learn about our team and other serving opportunities in our ABF.

6. Timeline – Sometimes we forget.  Actually, we often forget. We have been interacting as a group on Facebook since early 2009.   And, we actually have ended up with a nice little documented timeline of events. Facebook makes it easy to remember and reference the good times (and bad times) over the years.

Many people in our ABF are already using Facebook. If you’re not already, I encourage you to use Facebook. With more and more people connecting on Facebook, it is an easy way to learn to know one another better and stay in touch with each other.

Oh, yeah, I said seven reasons…

7. It’s Fun – If you make the choice to have fun with it, you can have a great time on Facebook.  Even if you  don’t want to re-connect with people from your past, you can still have fun using Facebook to deepen relationships in the present!

P.S. We keep the Inter@ct ABF group Closed. This means everyone on Facebook can see the group name and members, but only group members can see posts in the group. Unless you’re added to the group by an administrator, you’ll need to ask to join. You’ll become a member when your request is approved. This privacy option lets us use the group Wall to post potentially sensitive prayer and care needs before the group.  We also use it to list details (like names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) for ABF events in a way that is not visible to the public.

 

Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 181 user reviews.