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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,350 views

    A review of Paul's challenge to the church regarding its purpose and the importance of pressing forward to serve Christ by serving others.

    BACKGROUND TO PHILIPPIANS LOVE LETTER WRITTEN TO A CHURCH encouraging them of their purpose. Q: What is the Purpose of the Church? Q: What is Your Purpose to the Church? KEY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 3:12 READ VERSE 12 1. ‘not that I have already obtained all this’ (3.12) ...read more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,272 views

    The core values contained in our church purpose statement.

  • Church Success Strategies

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,024 views

    Proven Success Strategies For New Church Plants

    Planting a new church is proving to be the most effective and cost efficient way of reaching the unchurched and fulfilling the Great Commission. Between 2000-2020 an estimated 600,000 churches will be planted. Yet there are fewer churches per person in the US than there were in 1906. According to a ...read more

  • Success Follows Cleansing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 72 ratings
     | 2,469 views

    Let us remember that contrary to popular opinion, God’s ways are always perfect and He knows what the church needs to make it successful

    1. One might think that after the dramatic deaths of Ananias and Sapphira many would have hesitated to become involved with the Christian church ö however, just the opposite occurred. Instead of the judgment creating panic, the church experienced an extraordinary period of success. The growth of ...read more

  • Fellowship In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,152 views

    AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: JOYFUL THANKSGIVING INTIMATE BONDS PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY)

    BIG IDEA: AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: - JOYFUL THANKSGIVING - INTIMATE BONDS - PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY) (:1-2) INTRODUCTION -- THE SUBJECTS OF FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL A. "Paul and Timothy, bondservants of ...read more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,656 views

    Model your new church after the first century model found in Acts 2:41-47: "Those who accepted his message were baptized and about 3,000 were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the b

    Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) 1. Begin by assembling together local people who are committed to Christ, to the growth of His church and the great commission. Once you have a group of people who are committed to carrying ...read more

  • What Are The Qualities Of A Successful Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,375 views

    A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are:

    What Are the Qualities of a Successful Fellowship Acts 2:41-47 Illustration:A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are: 1. Bible knowledge. Church members ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 12,502 views

    The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all t

    1. The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all the first century churches because of ...read more

  • Coming To The Living Stone Series

    Contributed by William Nowak on Apr 14, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,488 views

    Christ desires our sanctification individually, but there are also goals for the church corporately--what are they?

    I Peter 2:4-10 “Coming to the Living Stone” Intro—Most of you are aware, I’m sure, of the recent scandal involving the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation and the alleged wrongdoing by its highest officials in inflating the apparent profit of the company in order to make money for themselves. I ...read more

  • "Blowin' Smoke"

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,044 views

    When a fire doesn’t burn completely it creates deadly smoke. So how well do we burn? Are we truly on fire for God, or are we just Blowin’ Smoke?

    “BLOWIN’ SMOKE” Acts 4: 13-22 I) INTRO A) Revisit Fire Triangle B) Complete and Incomplete Combustion 1) Complete combustion Co2 and Water a) Car as efficient as human body would get 900 mpg. 2) Incomplete…Co Smoke “Today we are going to look at how ‘combustion’ applies to who we are in ...read more

  • Where I'm Coming From

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,409 views

    In this message we see Paul’s philosophy of ministry and are challenged to adopt it as our own.

    “Where I’m Coming From” Today is the first Sunday of the year 2002. Happy New Year! My guess is that you have probably heard those 3 words a lot recently… And I am also sure that you heard those very same words back at the beginning of 2001. Just a few days ago, millions of people ...read more

  • Prepare For Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,422 views

    Have you ever noticed how much the Bible teaches about suffering for the cause of Christ? Are you ready to walk with Jesus through the valley of suffering in order to receive a crown of life? Let’s get ready.

    Preparing for Persecution A couple of years ago we had a bad wind storm and afterward, as Jenny and I walked around our block we saw where a huge tree had fallen on top of a neighbor’s van. The van looked like a new one, but it was totaled by the tree. There were lots of other big trees in the ...read more

  • State Of The Church

    Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,773 views

    This message looks at the four pillars of a growing Church; evangelism, outreach, worship, and fellowship.

    State of the Church Dear friends, It has been one year since we gathered for worship in the Auditorium of the Warren local high school on a cool Sunday morning. That Sunday morning just a year ago, many in this community prophesied doom for the new church starting in the High School. I ...read more

  • The Church Of Destiny

    Contributed by Adlai Naidoo on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,031 views

    A prophetic look at the Church!

    The Church of Destiny Dr. Adlai Naidoo A prophetic message for every Christian The Church of this generation has opportunities and challenges like never before experienced in Church history. Well over one quarter of all the people that have ever lived, from the time of Adam till now, are ...read more

  • Church Vital Signs

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 2,517 views

    A deductive exposition of the text that reveals the six vital ministries of the church.

    Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to work for health and vitality in our local congregation. Response: individuals prompted by the Holy Spirit will pray at the altar rail and commit themselves to working for even greater vitality in our ...read more