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558 Central Avenue, PO Box 428, Coldwater MS 38618-0428
Phone: 662.622.7514
Tree of Life Conference

Tree of Life Conference

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TREE OF LIFE CONFERENCING GUIDELINES

This Zoom Video Conference is for young men between the ages of 16-35. The participants in a group will be limited to eight or less. The purpose of these TREE OF LIFE CONFERENCES is provide men who do not attend church regularly because of job, family, health, a previous bad experience at a church, or any other obligations or situations the opportunity to come together with other men in a safe place and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Participants are not required to know the Bible and will not be asked to quote Scripture or do other things that might embarrass them. Men who have never attended church, but desire to know more about the Christian life are welcome to join a group. The goal is for the men to help each other come to a better understanding of how we might be better disciples of Jesus Christ and live out the life of a disciple based on Scriptural values in the world today.

Times for the meetings will be early morning or evening so that they will not interfere with work. Participants will not be required to travel to any site as they will be using the internet from a location of their convenience to connect to the group.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TREE OF LIFE CONFERENCING
  1. Each participant should have access to the internet with a device where Zoom Video Conferencing can be used. (The Zoom application is free to participants. All expenses for Zoom will be paid by the moderator.)
  2. Participants are asked to commit to an eight-week initial interaction with the group when they join. At the end of eight weeks participants will be given the opportunity to remain a part of a group or end their participation.
  3. The stated times of the meetings are based on Central Time.
  4. Meetings will begin and end with Christian prayer.
  5. Each man will show and be shown grace during the meetings. Men will not be judged because of their comments. Suggestions and comments of encouragement will be Scripturally based. Judgmental comments or other such behavior may cause the facilitator of the group to no longer invite a participant to the group.
  6. Meetings will begin on time and end on time. Each meeting will be no longer than an hour. If further discussion is desired by one or more of the men, arrangements will be made with the facilitator for a separate meeting.
  7. Daily Bible Readings will be provided to the participants by the facilitator. These will be provided by email.
  8. One or more questions similar to the following will be asked by the facilitator of the men during each meeting:
      a. How has your devotional life been this week?
      b. How has your prayer life been this week?
      c. How would you describe the condition of your spiritual life with Jesus?
      d. Where have you seen God at work during the week?
  9. Men will not be expected to answer each question, but will be asked to participate in the group as they are able. No one man will be allowed to dominate the meeting.
  10. Participants will be asked to support each other and if possible meet together for a fellowship meal at least once each quarter.
  11. ALL INFORMATION SHARED IN THE MEETINGS WILL CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED/DISCUSSED OUTSIDE OF THE GROUP!
  12. For more information or to inquire about becoming a part of a group, email rickeyhaynes23@bellsouth.net or call Rickey at 662-560-3449. Groups will begin meeting the first week in September.