Summary: There are approximately 1.64 million computers in the United States. 69% of US households have internet access. Many people understand computer lingo. Our contemporary service is called "the gathering." This series of messages explores the purposes of
The Church in a Wired World: Part 1
How do we fit in?
*Sounds like the start of an e-mail address
*“thegathering” identifies this group
*“@trinity” identifies this church
*How do we finish the address?
E-mail & Web address Extensions
How do we fit firstname.lastname@example.org
*.biz denotes a business enterprise
*Applied to the church—What is our business?
What is our business? (Luke 12:29-30 (NLT)
29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ (NLT)
Our business is God!
*We point people to God.
*We help people come into relationship with God.
*We help people live a relationship with God.
How do we conduct business?
What does this mean to me?
*We want to point you to God.
*We want you to have a relationship with God.
*We want to help you live that relationship.
How does this happen?
*We plan for experiences
*We provide education
*We encourage along the way
*God loves you and has a plan for you life.
*Begin a relationship with him.
*Renew a relationship with him.
*Let us know how we can help.