Wow, the weather is fantastic! Nothing feels better than heading out to church in warm Spring weather. Our Worship starts at 11, our Bible school at 10.
We are excited to have Dan lead the worship music this Sunday, along with members of the youth. We have a good group of talented kids who play or sing almost weekly.
If you come at 10 AM, adults are watching the video series, “From Dust to Glory” by R. C. Sproul. This series is an overview of the entire Bible.
There is also a Bible class for younger children, and one for Jr/Sr high.
Scriptures for this Sunday:
1 John 3:1-7
Sermon text: Ephesians 3:8-13
Jerry M. will bring the Communion Meditation.
See you tomorrow!
Excellent article yesterday from the New Small Church blog. Taking a look at the if-you-only-did-it-our-way types of articles and blog posts, Karl Vaters deflates the idea that the problem is always with the pettiness or poor attitude (faithlessness) of small church leadership. Now that we’ve seen the process of church cannibalism, and how the mega church is a type of cruise ship.
The problem with many church leadership and church growth blogs is that they only offer up discouragement to the very leaders they purport to correct. After reading many of these myself, the message is, “The problem is YOU. If you really cared, you’d do it right, or get out of the way.”
In the Restoration Movement, we seem to be much less Biblically (ironically) and theologically aware of our fascination with technique and pragmatism, Method is more than ever left unquestioned if it “works.” And what “works,” can often be reduced to people in the seats and funds flowing in, with less concern for what is happening spiritually to congregants. I can only hope the NACC is listening.
Some are tired of the show. We can’t compete, because the church has no competition. Only the church can do what it is supposed to do.