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  • The Purpose-Full Church: An Overview Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 58 ratings

    4 of 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church

    The Purpose-full Church: An Overview (NTC4T-4) I. Discovering the Purposes of the Church A. Purpose-Driven vs. Program-Driven B. Why Be Purpose Driven? C. The Great Commandment D. The Great Commission Introduction Years ago on a variety show, a guest appeared who was a body builder. The crowd more

  • Mission Driven

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Let me ask you a question this morning? What drives you? What gets your heart pumping, your mind churning and your hands and feet working? Everybody has something which drives them in their lives. Just as all of us have something in our lives which drive

    Mission Driven Phil. 3:13, Revelation 17:17 Let me ask you a question this morning? What drives you? What gets your heart pumping, your mind churning and your hands and feet working? Everybody has something which drives them in their lives. For some it’s their kids, for others it’s their work, for more

  • Regaining Our Purpose Series

    Contributed by Boomer Phillips on May 4, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    If a church has lost its purpose, then that congregation will be deprived of direction and momentum. Understanding our purpose will enable us to stay on the right path, in order to remain faithful and fruitful in our kingdom efforts.

    I wish to begin by sharing a verse from the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 29:18 wisely cautions, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (KJV). The American Standard Version says it like this: “Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint.” Vision, or rather purpose, establishes more

  • The Purpose Of Msalc

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Apr 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Shares how we discovered our purpose as a church.

    “The Purpose of Abundant Life Church” April 29, 2007 For the last six months many of us have studied, in-depth, Rick Warrens “Purpose Driven Church”. I have tremendous respect for Rick and believe him to be a wise man of God. He has a unique way of simplifying and communicating the process of more

  • The Power Of Purpose Series

    Contributed by Boomer Phillips on May 4, 2021
    based on 3 ratings

    Attaining the church's purpose is about "keeping the main thing the main thing." People must not only "know" the core values, but they must also "hear" them continually restated so they can envision what they're working towards.

    Proverbs states, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV). Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, tells us, “When a leader is casting a vision publicly the goal is to help people know, understand, and remember the ‘main thing’.”(1) Purpose is all about keeping more

  • Purpose Of The Church - Part One Series

    Contributed by James Capps on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 145 ratings

    An overview of the Five Purposes of the church from the Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren.

    The Purpose of the Church Exodus 9:16 & Philipians 2:1-11 Part 1 – overview Everyone has a purpose. Everything we do that is worthwhile has a purpose God gave us the church with a purpose in mind…why is it that so many times the church seems so out of touch then? I think when the world, that’s more

  • On Purpose

    Contributed by Bradley White-Findeisen on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 29 ratings

    Someone asked me on Sunday if we were going to finish the 1st chapter of I Corinthians tonight.

    Someone asked me on Sunday if we were going to finish the 1st chapter of I Corinthians tonight. I said that perhaps we would although I thought it would take another couple of nights to finish. I had the lesson for tonight prepared a couple of weeks ago. If I taught that lesson, we'd get pretty more

  • What Is Our Purpose? Series

    Contributed by Boomer Phillips on May 5, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    If we do not know the Lord’s purpose as a church, then we can’t plan for success; and thus, we will see no results in reaching the world for Jesus Christ. This passage shows the five purposes (five E-words) designed for every church.

    This morning, I want us to think about our purpose. The word “purpose” is defined as, “the reason for which something exists or is done,” and “an intended or desired result.”(1) Based on the definition of the word “purpose,” we can see how we need to consider the reason why we do certain things, more

  • The Call Of His Church

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on Jan 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon is about our great call as God’s people to Make Disciples along with His plan and promises. It challenges us to make this Purpose our priority in life and our church.

    The Call of His Church Matthew 28:16-20 – Pastor Brad Rigney Intro.: A. Isn’t it wonderful to be Called? To be called Dad; to be called friend; to be called up on the phone because the person has missed you; to be called for a special task; etc. B. Well, think about all the great things we are more

  • The Church In The Mind Of God Series

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on May 19, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Is the church today the church that God had in mind. What did God have in mind for the church and what is the true purpose of the church. The church that Jesus built is different then the church today. Part #1

    “The Church in the Mind of God” by District Elder M. L. Maughmer, Jr. Opening: “The Church in the Mind of God” This topic speaks greatly within itself. It is the church in the mind of God, not in the mind of man. It is not the church in the mind of some political organization that is more

  • The Church In Glory Series

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on May 25, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    This is the 3rd and final part of the series. The church has completed the eternal purpose of God and is now entered in glory for all eternity. Part #3

    “The Church in Glory” By District Elder M.L. Maughmer, Jr The third phase of the metamorphosis of the church is the final phase in our series and that phase is “The Church in Glory”. We must remember that the church goes through three distinct phases. 1.) The Church in the mind of God more

  • Unity And Purpose In The Church

    Contributed by Anthony Lacy on Feb 23, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    A short message for any time of the year (but would be useful as a new year message) that draws the attention of believers to their responsibility to demonstrate the message of Christ in their local church.

    Unity and Purpose. I feel drawn this morning to give a short message on Unity and Purpose in the Church of Jesus Christ. When thinking about this topic it prompted me to think about the word “Unity” and ask myself what it means. The dictionary defines unity as Concord; harmony; more

  • Helping People Find And Follow Jesus Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Dec 20, 2021

    Sermon about the purpose of the Church: Helping People Find and Follow Jesus.

    HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW JESUS VARIOUS PASSAGES #HPFFJ2022 INTRODUCTION / SITUATION Before we ring in the New Year of 2022, I would like us to pause and focus on the purpose of our Church. The purpose of Cincinnati Christian Church is to “Help People Find and Follow Jesus.” That is why we more

  • The Purpose Of The Church

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on Feb 13, 2022

    The purpose of the church is to be the catalyst that will ignite change in the sinner through and with the unadulterated word of God convicting sinners of their sin, convincing them that God loves them and died for their sins, and converting them.

    The Purpose of the Church By Bishop Melvin L. Maughmer, Jr. OPENING: - Last week I spoke on how the Spirit of the Nicolaitans is operating in the church today. In that message I dealt with what I called superfluous fluff when I spoke on so-called Ecclesiastical Attire, Clerical Vestments, Robes, more

  • A Pastor And His Purpose

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Sep 25, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    This message explores and attempts to dispell some myths regarding what a pastor should be about the ministry of doing.

    (Opened with the "MeChurch" video - available from Everyone has their own idea of what church should look like. What church should be like. How church should minister to their needs and the needs of those around them. So from time to time it is important to ask, what is the more