Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Teaching Series!



Beginning Sunday, April 12 @ 9:00 & 11:00

There are many headlines in our world today. Some good, some bad, but all tell a story about life in our world. Sometimes it's hard to believe that God is present in it all, but He is. 

Genesis through Revelation tells the grand story of God. But it doesn't stop there. Beyond the scriptural story of God is His ongoing activity and work in and through His people. INCLUDING YOU!

You have a story! How would you tell your story? Maybe something like...

- Who I was
- How I connected to God
- Who I am now
- Who I am becoming

God's story begins "In the beginning God..."

How about you? What's your story?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Easter Teaching Series



All Things New
Beginning Sunday
Mar 22 @ 10:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday, Apr 5
9:00a & 11:00a

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making all things new!” 
Revelation 21:5





God speaks to us about His plan for all of creation and humanity when He says, "I am making all things new!"  It is a promise to His people, to His creation and to each individual person!

Join us this Easter season as we look at how loving God with our heart, soul, mind and strength is one of the key ways that God makes those parts of us new!

Sunday, March 22 - Making Our Mind (Thoughts) & Heart (Feelings) New
Sunday, March 29 - Making Our Strength (Behavior) New
Easter, April 5 - Making Our Soul (Whole Person) New

The most important step in God's restoration plan was sending His Son, Jesus, to live among us, teach us, die in our place and defeat death so that we might be restored to God and to the people He created us to be!  Celebrate that great plan with us on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 9am & 11am!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Mission & Vision Series


2015
Mission & Vision
Teaching
Series

Beginning
Feb 1
10:00 a.m.



Do you want to thrive? Do you want your family to thrive? Do you want your community to thrive?

As a congregation do we want to thrive in accomplishing the mission Jesus gave to His Church?

Listen to what the God says through the Prophet Jeremiah about what it takes to thrive:

This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
(Jeremiah 29:4-7)

We believe 2015 is a turning point year! Why? Because our vision is to see these verses come to life through us! To see our community, families and church THRIVE!

Here is the series at a glance:
Feb 1 - Mission: 2MD X 2LV = THRIVE
Feb 8 - Values: 3V
Feb 15 - Vision: 3P
Feb 22 - Vision: 3P
Mar 1 - Strategy: 3G
Mar 8 - GO! Sunday

Join us for this exciting and important teaching series as we strive to THRIVE in 2015!

Monday, December 22, 2014

January Teaching Series!


Break Through
Entering into an Intimate Prayer Relationship with God
Beginning Sunday, January 4, 2015

The prophet Hosea says these words, "Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. (Hos. 10:12)

Sowing or planting is a great thing to do early in a new year. With anticipation we wait until the time to reap or harvest comes later in the year. Our prayer relationship with God can be just like that. We sow prayers and hope to reap God's answer or involvement in our lives. But if you notice in this verse there is something else that often has to happen first. We break up any unplowed ground in our life. This must happen before any sowing or reaping can occur. This can be challenging.

Here is how the series will flow:

Jan 4 - Partnership - Partnering with God in prayer
Jan 11 - Passion - Prayer must become a passion for us
Jan 18 - Power - God's power in prayer is life-changing
Jan 25 - Persistence - Persisting in prayer no matter what

Join us in January as we Break Through the unplowed ground of our lives and cultivate a life-changing prayer relationship with God!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Advent Teaching Series!


Advent Teaching Series - Beginning Nov. 30 - 10:00 a.m.


Did you know that Jesus is the subject of Christmas? In our modern world many people don't know that fact. Or they choose to ignore it. 

Would you believe it if we told you that Jesus is the subject of everything? That He is at the center of our past, present and future? That He is the subject of both the Old and New Testaments in the Bible? That there is no part of time, history or creation that He is not the subject of?

When we sing Silent Night and celebrate the birth of a baby in a manger, we are celebrating the culminating event of the creation and human stories!

JESUS IS THE SUBJECT OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!

Listen to these words from Colossians 1:15-20...

[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. [16] For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. [17] He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [18] And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. [19] For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, [20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Let's make Jesus the subject of our Christmas this year!

Monday, October 20, 2014

November Teaching Series!



Give Up
New Teaching Series Beginning November 2, 2014

Give up? Really?

That doesn't sound like something a church should be teaching about, does it? Just giving up?

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK...

Give Up represents several key questions that followers of Jesus must ask themselves from time to time:

1) Is there anything in my life I need to GIVE UP in order to GIVE TO the things that matter to God?

2) Am I willing to GIVE UP to God rather than HAND OUT my money, time and abilities to things that may not make an eternal difference?

3) Am I willing to GIVE UP or SURRENDER all that I have and all that I am so that God's will is done through me?

Here is the series at a glance:
Week 1 - The Give Up Concept
Week 2 - Give Up = Sacrifice
Week 3 - Give Up = Surrender
Week 4 - Give Up = Selfless

In Luke 14:33 Jesus says, "In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple."

Jesus is asking His followers to GIVE UP. Let's say yes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Teaching Series!


The Waiting Room
Beginning Oct 5 @ 10:00 a.m.

Have you ever been in a waiting room? It's a necessary place isn't it?

Waiting...waiting...waiting...to find out what's wrong, to get some answers, to see an expert, to know what you need to know?

Did you know that waiting is a spiritual discipline? It is an important biblical practice. In just the book of Psalms the idea of waiting on the Lord is spoken of 16 times. 

This important practice of waiting is also addressed in the New Testament. Read through these words in Romans 8:18-27:

[18] I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. [19] The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. [20] For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope [21] that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.[22] We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. [23] Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, the redemption of our bodies. [24] For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? [25] But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.[26] In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. [27] And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

As we move from talking about God's will to doing God's will in our part of the world, we want to take the month of October to simply wait. To hear from God clearly, to pray for what He wants us to pray for. To do what He wants us to do. To follow exactly where He wants us to go.

Pray with us. Seek and find with us. Wait with us.