Houston’s Fall 2019 RECESS Group
Ladies of Houston, Texas!
Join us this Fall at RECESS Released for 13 powerful nights
of discovering what it means to seek, encounter and walk intimately
with Jesus for a lifetime.
Women of all ages welcome.
RECESS Released will be Houston’s first ever “open group,” meaning no sign-ups are involved.
Thursdays from 7-9 PM from AUG 22nd – NOV 14th
This group will be covering the 20 lessons of the RECESS Curriculum in 13 weeks.
*Optional “Release Groups” will be held Saturday mornings across the city for smaller group connection, prayer, discussion and growth. Details will be given for these groups at our weekly meetings.
Chapelwood UMC Greenbay Campus (in the old Upper Room auditorium)
11140 Greenbay St., Houston, TX 77024
The newly published RECESS Book, as well as our new Fall apparel, will be available for purchase each night.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Authentic and passionate teaching, prayer, worship and fellowship, all centered on helping women discover what it means to seek after and abide intimately and victoriously in Jesus for the rest of their lives.
Who We Are:
RECESS is a ministry that teaches women the tools they need to walk intimately with and victoriously in the Lord for a lifetime. Our heart is to equip and empower women to seek God according to the Scriptures, knowing and believing that when we seek Him, we will find Him, and when we find Him, our lives will change for the better (Jer 29:13-14, Deut 4:29, Matt 7:7-8, Jm 4:8)! A core element of RECESS is our 20-lesson curriculum RECESS: Seek, Encounter, Know (available for purchase this Fall). It was written by founder Kallie Foltz Bahorich after walking through her own personal journey of discovering deeper freedom and intimacy in the presence of God.
What We Believe:
God loves us and wants to be known by us. RECESS is a non-denominational ministry with a heart to see the body of Christ united and transformed by His love and presence. We believe that God loves us, that He wants to be known personally by each and every one of us and that He made a way for us to know Him through His Son. We believe that His Word is full of revelation as to how to grow in true knowledge of and intimacy with Him. We make it our goal at RECESS to both teach and empower women to live in God’s love daily through relationship with the Holy Spirit because we believe that intimacy is the key to a victorious, meaningful and fruitful life in Christ.
The Bible is the living Word of God. We believe in the God of the Bible – that He is alive and active today (Heb 4:12) and that His character, goodness, kindness, power and mercy are the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8). We believe that Jesus is the Christ (1 Jn 5:1) and that our faith in His death and resurrection frees us from our sins and makes us righteous, beloved children of God (Rom 3:22-25, 8:1-4 and 8:15-17) . We believe the Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift to us (Acts 2:38, Eph 1:13-14) that we may know the Father intimately, just as He did, and that we may reveal Him to the world around us, just as He did (Jn 14-16). We believe that Jesus will come again, as promised, to receive His bride and to establish the fullness of the Kingdom, and on that day, every eye shall see, knee shall bow and tongue shall confess that He is Lord (Matt 24:42-44, Acts 1:10-11, Rev 22:12, Jn 14:1-3, 1 Thess 4:16-17, Rev 19-21). We believe He is Alpha and Omega (Rev 22:13) – Wonderful and Worthy (Rev 4:11, Phil 2:9-11) – and we are giving our whole lives to loving Him with every single thing we’ve got (Lk 10:27).
What is RECESS Released:
RECESS Released is our Fall 2019 Houston, TX RECESS Group. It will be Houston’s first ever “open group,” meaning no sign-ups are involved. (In other words, as many women as the auditorium can hold are able to attend!) This group will cover the 20-lessons of the RECESS Curriculum in 13 weeks. Meetings will take place weekly on Thursday nights from 7-9 PM from August 22nd – November 14th. Each night will build on the one before, so we encourage you to join us for all 13 weeks.
Where Is RECESS Released:
RECESS Released will be held in the old Upper Room auditorium at Chapelwood’s Greenbay Campus. There will be signs on the street to show you where to park and enter the building.
Who Is Invited:
RECESS Released will be open to all women of all backgrounds. Whether you’re new to Jesus or you’ve been walking with Him for decades, we believe that God has something sweet and refreshing in store for you. Again, there will be no sign-ups for this group, which means as many women as the auditorium can hold are able to attend. So grab your girl friends, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, co-workers and neighbors!
What to Expect at RECESS Released:
At RECESS, our aim is to genuinely and whole-heartedly walk with Jesus. Because of this, we make it a priority to be both hearers and doers of God’s word (Jm 1:22-25, Matt 7:24-27). This means that most RECESS Released nights will begin with a teaching from the Scriptures on who God is and how He invites us to seek Him, followed by a time to immediately put that teaching into practice. We do this because we believe that God doesn’t want us to grow in head knowledge only. Rather, we believe that He wants us to deeply and authentically know Him and that He delights in revealing Himself to us up close and personally as we give ourselves to seeking Him (Jer 29:13-14, Deut 4:29, Matt 7:7-8, Jm 4:8).
What Are “Release Groups”:
Fellowship and discipleship have always been a core part of the RECESS journey. Thus, we want to create a space during this RECESS Released season where women can gather in smaller groups to pray, worship, process and grow deeper in the Lord and the truths taught that week at RECESS Released. These groups will be called “Release Groups” and will take place Saturday mornings across the city of Houston. All details about these groups will be available at our weekly Thursday night meetings.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any and all questions pertaining to RECESS Released! To catch a glimpse into the incredible work God has done in the hearts of hundreds of women across the U.S. through RECESS, check out these testimonies.