Village Connect is a small group ministries video curriculum featuring Rev. Tom Are Jr., senior pastor at Village Presbyterian Church. In the series “Joy Even on Your Worst Day,” eight brief videos explore Paul’s letter to the Philippians, a letter that despite being written in prison, is a letter full of joy. It is a timely word and there is much the apostle can teach us about being joyful, even on a hard, maybe even our worst days. The videos come with a leader study guide written by Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka.
Rev. Tom Are Jr. revisits parables in this Village Connect Small Group Ministries series entitled, “The Stories Jesus Loved to Tell.” This series reflects on parables from the Gospel of Luke. Luke is the only Gospel to include some of our favorite parables, including the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Also included are lesser loved parables, like the parable of the Rich Fool and the Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge. Yet each story provides a word of wisdom for our own time. More than providing information about God’s promised day, the parables offer an invitation for us to live each day seeing our lives defined by the wisdom included in these stories. The videos come with a leader study guide written by Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka.