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  • Empowering Leadership Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,376 views

    A series of sermons foccussing on the Natural Church Development characteristics

  • Holistic Small Groups Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,730 views

    One of a series focussing on the Natural Church Development characteristics

  • Gift Oriented Ministry Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,210 views

    Part of a series focussing on the categories in the Natural Church Development tool

    There is a new advert on the TV for a BT service plan and it shows a restaurant kitchen going to pieces with food not being prepared properly, shoddily cooked and scruffily presented; there is a fire on the hob that no one is dealing with and the voice over man says something like “do what you are ...read more

  • Functional Structures Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,475 views

    A series of 8 sermons focussing on the Charcteristics outlined by the Natural Church Development tool

    There is nothing quite as satisfying as putting something into place that works well and does what it is meant to. For example, you drive down a certain road to go home and you always get held up in a traffic queue. But then you find that there is another route that avoids the traffic and gets you ...read more

  • Uncle Andy's Pancake House

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar 31, 2018
     | 2,237 views

    Worship is like sex. If you are only having sex because you love your partner and you know they are into it but really you just want to get it over with, then you are missing the point. It is meant to be fun. It’s the same with worship.

    {in a monotone voice} Today we are here to bore you. That is what worship is all about. After all, that is what happened on the first Palm Sunday. As Jesus entered Jerusalem a few bored people managed a half hearted {sigh} “Hosanna to the Son of David”. A few more people who had been daydreaming ...read more

  • A Brave New Church Series

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Jun 24, 2009
     | 1,973 views

    As the church develops some amazing things naturally start to happen. Look at some of the incredible things that are going on with this brave new church.

    4. The Book of Acts June 14th, 2009 A Brave new Church The one thing that has always impressed me about beggars is that they know how to make money. I don’t mean that to be insulting I really don’t it is impressive. I remember a few years ago I was in my office working and this car pulled ...read more

  • Many Miraculous Signs And Wonders

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Nov 9, 2015
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,006 views

    The most overlooked social class by the church in America are people in the middle class and the people who are wealthy.

    “Many Miraculous Signs and Wonders” "The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.” Acts 5:12 Intro: “Two Blondes.” (pause) Two blondes were shopping at a ...read more

  • Does He Fuel Your Fire? Series

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,245 views

    This is the 3rd of 8 "Health Signs" of a Growing church, "Passionate Spirituality." Our Pursuit of him makes all other pursuits pale in comparison. This series adapts the theology and theory of the work "Natural Church Development" by Christian Schwarz,

    Does He Fuel Your Fire? Philippians 3:7-11 Healthy Condition #3: Passionate Spirituality (Had this listed on a power point) If you’ve been calling yourself a Christian, you should stop. If you have ever encouraged someone to become a Christian, you should never do that again. WHY? "85% ...read more

  • Love Your Neighbor, Tell Your Story Series

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,724 views

    This is the second in a series of 8 sermons that focus on Natural Church Development’s "8 Quality Characteristics" of Healthy churches. This is on the characteristic: "Need-Oriented Evangelism". We focus on building the quality, God provides the growth.

  • Check Your Engines Series

    Contributed by Bong Baylon on Feb 11, 2009
     | 1,357 views

    We can get all mixed up in our sense of values. This is true especially in the church, where we tend to value those things that are not really important to God.

    Our Second Mail “Check Your Engines” Revelation 2:8-11; 3:7-13 Meet Two “Below Average” Churches 1. They have lots of FINANCIAL problems. Revelation 2:9a 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty… 2. They have lots of EMOTIONAL problems. Revelation 2:9b 9 I know the slander of those who ...read more

  • God's Pattern For All Churches

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014
     | 1,714 views

    There’s no question—this passage covers one of the most significant events in history. It’s the founding of the first great Gentile church

    MAR 24 2013PM God’s Pattern for All Churches Acts 11: 19-30 READ PASSAGE There’s no question—this passage covers one of the most significant events in history. It’s the founding of the first great Gentile church. The church was founded under God’s sovereignty, ...read more

  • In | Out

    Contributed by John Ong on Sep 22, 2017
     | 561 views

    If we want to learn about planting churches that grow and achieve the mission of Jesus, we don’t have to look any further than to the examples of the churches in Acts.

    Before God sends us out, He sends us in. Since time immemorial, the church has discovered that in order to fulfill God’s plan and purpose, we need to grow numerically. If we want to learn about planting churches that grow and achieve the mission of Jesus, we don’t have to look any further than ...read more

  • Easter In Us

    Contributed by Anthony Seel on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,351 views

    About the power of the resurrection in Christian believers through the Holy Spirit.

    THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER April 10, 2005 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Very Rev. M. Anthony Seel, Jr. Luke 24:13-35 "Easter in Us" The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote a poem in memory of five Franciscan sisters who drowned when a ship named the Deutschland went down. In the 35th ...read more

  • Should Churches Do Business?

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Aug 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,348 views

    A church should be an active, contributing member of its community, rather than a closed-off mini-community that keeps to itself and this can extend to becoming involved in business or in the business community.

    Churches in business Luke 19:13 - So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, “Do business till I come.” God always intended for the priesthood to reinvest a portion of the tithe, with the expectation of a return. It was part of His plan to ...read more

  • You Got Some Splain' To Do….

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Aug 20, 2008
     | 756 views

    Peter has to explain the gentile problem to the Jeusalem church

    You got some splain’ to do…. Our scripture today refers to one of the very first church meetings. The original group of believers were all Jewish…. There might have been some proselytes which were gentiles which were believers in YHWH however would always be considered second class Jews in the ...read more