Teachings

Communion | Simple Explanation

Bread and Wine

What does Communion mean? Communion happens when we share our thoughts and feelings with each other.  This happens when we eat and spend time together.  When we put our faith in Jesus we are invited to share our thought and feelings with God all of the time.  That means we can experience communion with God as…

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Greeter Training 101

I firmly believe the hospitality of God is the context for spiritual growth. We can show the heart of God to our regular attendees and first-time visitors each week, helping them to see a vision of the Kingdom of God. Below is a tool I have adapted from one of my Mentors, Hal Seed. This…

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5 Steps to Leading A Church Membership Class

I have taken over 1000+ people through membership classes in my ministry career. There are amazing blessings and some interesting opportunities that are part of this process. Helping people become part of a church family is one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of pastoral work I have encountered. So much happens in these…

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Motive for Global Missions

As a new follower of I remember having a distinct conversation with God. The conversation sounded something like this “God, I will go anywhere as long as you don’t send me overseas to do any work, especially in Africa… amen.” That conversation stemmed from a place of ignorance, fear, insecurity and obligation. I don’t believe…

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Baptism Teaching

BAPTISM Water Baptism According to the New Testament Who Should Be Baptized? Notice three things the Bible Says: The people who heard Peter’s Pentecost sermon asked, “Brothers, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37)  He answered: “Repent, and be baptized…” (verse 38)  Their response: “Those who accepted his message were baptized…” (verse 41) “But when they…

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Communion Explanation

In out culture today we have the unique privilege of celebrating a special activity in the life of the church.  The Lord’s Supper.  Our goal as a church will be to regularly practice this celebration as a way of practicing our faith.  Traditionally this is done by passing & consuming of bread or a wafer…

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