I recently was interveiwed for a podcast produced by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.  The reason I mention it to you is that I am asking you to listen to it in order to be better equipped in your understanding of The Garage Church and how to pray for our team.
The hosts asked good questions and quided me through the process.  I appreciate you for taking the time to understand this work better as you pray for us.  
Of course, I said a couple of things wrong, and I wish I had thought to speak more about some things they didn't ask me.  But that is always the case.  Still I believe this to be a helpful tool in getting the word out about the Garage Church.  http://www.absc.org/south-east-arkansas/the-grind-podcast-ep-16
Thank you for listening!



Welcome to The Garage Church of Hot Springs, Arkansas!

We are a simple church doing the ordinary things Jesus commanded us to. We make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

On Sundays at 6:00 p.m. We meet together to worship, study the Bible, and share a time of fellowship at 122 Sanford Street. Everyone is welcome!

On Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:30 p.m., we teach Anger Management at 122 Sanford Street.



One of our primary tools for teaching believers to follow Jesus is the Life Transformation Group.

Facts about Life Transformation Groups (LTGs):

They are gender specific.  Three men or three women agree to read 25 to 30 chapters out of the Bible each week and then meet together to answer 11 accountability questions and pray for lost people.  A reading example would be to read 5 chapters 5 times during the week. 

The idea is that we believe God will raise up people out of the harvest.

Here are the advantages of LTGs:

1.  LTGs plant the seed, not a seed substitute.  Do any of us doubt the power of the Word of God to change lives?  Is there really any question in your mind about the lack of Bible knowledge among people today?  Also, we need to encourage people to read a translation they can understand!

2.  LTGs remove the middleman. None of us doubt the importance of the role of the pastor.  However, we don’t want believers becoming totally dependent on spiritual leaders to tell them what the Bible says.  Life transformation will be much more likely when they read the Bible for themselves.  Pastors are not high priests.  Someone said that the Bible was shallow enough for a babe to wade in without fear of drowning yet deep enough for theologians to dive into without ever touching the bottom.

3.  LTGs integrate evangelism with the spiritual formation process.  This process teaches new believers to share their faith from the very beginning of their walk with the Lord. 

4.  LTGs form life-long spiritual disciplines.    Believers form long-term habits of reading scripture, confessing sin, and praying for lost people.  They never stop growing.

5.  LTGs recognize the right place of the Holy Spirit in spiritual growth.

6.   LTGs empower believers to obey the Great Commission for the rest of their lives.

7.  LTGs mobilize lay people for ministry.

8.  LTGs provide tangible evidence of an emerging leaderIf a person can’t influence and multiply a group of two, why should we entrust him with 15, 50 or a 100?

9.   LTGs release spontaneous multiplication into the church at the grass-roots level.