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  • The Culturally-Relevant Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 12, 2001
    based on 112 ratings
     | 2,720 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
     | 40,029 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.

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

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,272 views

    The need of the church to be culturally relevant.

    These are important words because they tell us that these men from Issachar realized that changes were taking place in their nation & they needed to respond to those changes. Not only that, but they were the kind of men who could make the right decisions. Like the men of Issachar, we need to be ...read more

  • Being With It

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 879 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 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,494 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 12 ratings
     | 2,187 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 6, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 975 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 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,104 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 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,920 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
     | 1,636 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
     | 1,610 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

  • Outreach Evangelism

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,562 views

    Is Outreach Evangelism a compromise of the Great Commission?

    The "Outreach" approach to evangelism and inviting people to church has become a fast-growing phenomenon in recent years. In light of that fact it has also come under heavy criticism with such accusations as “they are compromising the Great Commission to please people" or, "they water down the ...read more

  • 10 Stupid Things Preachers Do To Mess Up Their Church

    Contributed by Travis Moore on May 7, 2001
    based on 244 ratings
     | 3,243 views

    A look at some common but devistating mistakes of preachers.

    10 STUPID THINGS PREACHERS DO TO MESS UP THEIR CHURCH 2 Timothy 4:10 1. They spent too little time in prayer, and pray with too little fervency. (1 Thess 5:17; James 5:16) 2. They spend too little time preparing their sermons, thereby offering their congregation malnurishing spiritual ...read more

  • The Importance Of Core Values

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,325 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

  • A Clear Target

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,998 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