97th HOMECOMING CELEBRATION – Sunday, September 8th


Fellowship in Christ

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SMALL GROUPS

We believe a healthy relationship  is established in small group studies and activities.  Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, but small groups can surely be a great place to start

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

1.  Jesus Commanded it.

In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), Jesus commanded us to "make disciples of all nations".

2. Jesus Modeled it.

Jesus continued to teach and train the disciples in public and private. Then He sent them out in pairs (Mark 6:7) and called for a report of their efforts (Mark 6:30). 

3.  Disciples grow when we invest in others.

When a disciple ministers to someone in need, not only are needs met but the disciple grows. When a Christian shares his/her testimony, the hearer has an opportunity to respond, but the disciple grows as well. Disciples are more like the Sea of Galilee than the Dead Sea. They are healthy and grow because water flows in and flows out. Disciples grow because they give and invest in others for Jesus (2 Timothy 2:2).

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Don’t be “too cool” for Sunday School.

Sunday School is a great place to learn how the Bible is applied to every day life. It also is a great place to interact with others and get to know them on a more personal level. 

FELLOWSHIP: "To hold something in common".

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”   

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Why should people attend church?    

1.  IT IS WHAT JESUS DID

Luke 4:16 says, "Jesus went back to Nazareth, where he'd been brought up and as usual he went to the meeting place on the Sabbath."

2.  IT IS A GOOD HABIT

Hebrews 10:25 says, "Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship. But we must not do that.

3.  IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR GROWTH

It is absolutely essential for spiritual growth to regularly attend church. 

"The service you miss is the service you need." Each service is tailored and designed to maximize your Sunday worship so that you can leave with the best possible spiritual experience. 

4.  IT IS A POSITIVE EXAMPLE

Going to church is a positive example for others. It is an example that becomes an inspiration for others; people who are trying to make their lives better, and want a positive change are going to be impacted by an example of someone who is committed to regular church attendance.

5.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO FELLOWSHIP

The church is an encouraging place. We all need encouragement. Life is hard. Life is difficult. We all run into various kinds of challenges; health problems, financial issues, conflict within our families. We have an opportunity to encourage one another and that is part of what church is about. Sunday service is where fellowship begins. Being in classes, groups and serving is where you get to know people on a deeper level. But it starts on Sunday; the launching point to fellowship and community is in church services. Every Sunday that you come, there are going to be people who are looking for you, wondering if you're there. People will miss you. The longer and more consistently you come, the more you will be missed. Because the more you are in church, the more you are involved, the more people miss you and notice that you're not around. It is a marvelous thing to be a part of a local church.  It is like having a much larger family.