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  • The Culturally-Relevant Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 112 ratings
     | 2,783 views

    Casting the vision for a culturally relevant, twenty-first century church

    The Catalytic Church: The Culturally-Relevant Church Scripture Reading: Acts 17:16-34 Dave and Diane had just moved, because of Dave’s job, to the small town of Catoosa, Oklahoma. The young couple had been struggling in many ways before, but the move made things ...read more

  • Being Culturally Relevant

    Contributed by Ronald Ferrell on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 240 ratings
     | 40,336 views

    With so many changes taking place in our culture today, IS THE CHURCH KEEPING PACE? Our MESSAGE must never change, but our METHODS do in order to reach the culture we’ve been commissioned to reach.

    October 13, 2002 – Covington, IN BEING CULTURALLY RELEVANT 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 It is a common mistake. Pastors and churches can be trapped by this misunderstanding and never know it. Specifically, that the church must do little more than open its doors on Sunday, and the non-Christian ...read more

  • In Tune With The Culture But Out Of Step With The World

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,332 views

    The need of the church to be culturally relevant.

  • Lesson 22: Innovative Preaching Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 30, 2018
     | 456 views

    Preach the timeless Gospel with modern techniques

    Lesson Goal This lesson is designed to encourage preachers to be innovative and culturally relevant, to be a Greek to the Greek (1 Corinthians 9:20). Lesson Intro Jesus' preaching was innovative and different than the usual preaching in the synagogues of his day. Throughout church history ...read more

  • Being With It

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 915 views

    The necessity of proclaiming the gospel, the necessity of cultural relevance and the necessity of spiritual integrity

    Being with it - the necessity and challenges of cultural relevance There have been remarkable changes in rural communities over the last fifty years or even the last twenty years. When many of us were children, we grew up with a good understanding of the agricultural world. Many of the ...read more

  • Culture Shock

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jun 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,606 views

    Was Jesus culturally relevant? Should we try to be or is it a better "witness" if we distance ourselves from "worldliness"?

    Dakota Community Church June 1, 2008 Culture Shock I don’t know if I am just too easily amused or what; but I find the study of people, relationships, and group dynamics to be simply fascinating. Those things that we all share, the cultural norms, the humor, the acceptable and unacceptable ...read more

  • Reality Ever After

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,241 views

    A message focusing on a few of the realities we tend to overlook in our quest for cultural relevance and seeker sensitivity.

    Dakota Community Church January 28, 2007 Reality Ever After We sometimes portray the Christian faith like a fairy tale from childhood, all the action takes place before we “get saved” and then live happily ever after. Salvation is not the end of the story. It is not the end of the action or ...read more

  • Some Benefits Of Seeker Sensitive Churches

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 5, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,009 views

    Some Benefits of Seeker Sensitive Churches - Luke 19:10

    Some Benefits of Seeker Sensitive Churches 1. Seeker sensitive churches are known for their evangelistic impact. Lk 19:10 2. The worship is contemporary with the focal point being on those who are lost. They are willing to give up old solutions and find better ways of doing evangelism 3. There ...read more

  • Living At A Higher Level

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Dec 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,141 views

    This vision message was given to chart a course and long range goals for my church. This message was given at the end of my first year with them.

    Ephesians 5:2 (NLT) Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him. The Line in the Sand - Evangelistically ...read more

  • Accomplishing The Mission Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Patrick Mead on Nov 24, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,966 views

    What the church needs to accomplish the mission of Jesus

    Accomplishing the Mission of Jesus Galatians 2:1-10 Introduction Several years ago a phenomenon took place. It is called Starbucks Coffee. Most everyone has probably heard of Starbucks. If you are like me then you have contributed greatly to its success. Starbucks Coffee has become well ...read more

  • Incarnational Ministry

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 130 ratings
     | 1,683 views

    A challenge to fulfill the Great Commission

    “In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness ...read more

  • Servants In The Church

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 29, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,705 views

    Deacons are called to serve the church.

    Servants in the Church Acts 6:1-7 THE SETTING: The church is experiencing “growing pains” THE PROBLEM: Pastors taking on secondary tasks In other words, the pastors (apostles) needed to delegate acts of ministry to other people. In those days, as the number of the disciples ...read more

  • Living A Life Of Holiness

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 7, 2016
     | 4,407 views

    Many of us here have struggled and continue to struggle with a holiness-deficiency. Holiness demands our separation from the world and sin to live a life of purity before and for our Creator.

    Opening illustration: A California driver’s license examiner told about a teenager who had just driven an almost perfect test. “He made his only mistake,” said the examiner, “when he stopped to let me out of the car. After breathing a sigh of relief, the boy exclaimed, ...read more

  • A Clear Target

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,058 views

    Sermon on vision

    A Clear Target About 350 years ago a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government. The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness. ...read more

  • The Importance Of Core Values

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,368 views

    This message was given as an introduction to a major ministry review for our church.

    Introduction I. This morning we are going to take a break from the series dealing with “God’s Amazing Grace.” II. The reason we are taking a break is because it is only a matter of weeks before we have our first preview service of “The Connection.” A. I want to present the purpose, core ...read more