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  • Empowering Leadership Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    A series of sermons foccussing on the Natural Church Development characteristics

    Two weeks ago we heard the presentation of Natural Church Development by Major Sylvia Watts and the feedback that we were given after the meeting and in the days following was very positive. With that in mind the corps council has decided to go ahead with NCD and in the next few days we will be more

  • Holistic Small Groups Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    One of a series focussing on the Natural Church Development characteristics

    Imagine, on the front row there is a man who cannot walk. Even to get here he had to be brought and carried; he can talk but that is about it. What is this man’s most pressing need? What is it he needs more than anything else in the world? Stephanie is going to bring the Bible reading to us just more

  • Functional Structures Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Gift Oriented Ministry Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

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

  • Uncle Andy's Pancake House

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar 31, 2018

    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 more

  • Love Your Neighbor, Tell Your Story Series

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    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.

    Love Your Neighbor, Tell Your Story John 9:25 and context Some titles just make you want to read the book: They Like Jesus ... Not the Church It is a book that delves into the attitudes and perceptions of 20-30 year olds about the church (US!!!) 1) The Church is an organized religion with a more

  • Does He Fuel Your Fire? Series

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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% more

  • Easter In Us

    Contributed by Anthony Seel on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    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 more

  • Marks Of A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Gary Davenport on May 14, 2002
    based on 25 ratings

    If we hope to make a difference in our churches, we need to know what a healthy church looks like. More important, we need to know how sick churches can be made well. bgv

    A study of ‘Marks of a Spiritually Healthy Church’ of Christ #1 Marks of a Healthy Church What We Expect and What We Should Know Play a word game with me. What comes to your mind when you read the word church? Do you picture a steepled building, dark wooden pews, crosses, offering plates? more

  • Keep Pursuing Ahead

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Jan 1, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    The main things that we are to keep the main thing in church

    A blessed new year to all of you! Someone said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” With the year 2007 ahead of us, let me remind you of the main thing that we are to pursue. Let us see how the early church did it in Acts 2:41-47... “Those who accepted his message were more

  • What Type Of Church Are We? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Aug 30, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    A message to bring to light the type of local church we have and to understand what God desires for us to be.

    What Type of Church Are We? Revelation 2-3 (the free powerpoint can be found at on the pastor’s sermon page) > The first time we hear Jesus mention the church is in Matthew 16. His words are, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” more

  • Check Your Engines Series

    Contributed by Bong Baylon on Feb 11, 2009

    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 more

  • Christ's Love Compels

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Dec 4, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    We need to be compelled in our love for others and God in Christ is for us.

    Red Moon Rising (book) Dubi Czech Republic pp. 46-47 sex trade. Author and wife decide to show love to the prostitutes. Awkward, but felt called by the Lord to do so. Monroe, Michigan Girl on the East Side cussed out by her man, children near her, we just walked by (Vickie and I). more

  • We Are Called

    Contributed by Samuel Wilder on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    God has called the church to be something more than we’ve somehow become. It’s time to understand and accept the call...again!

    How do you answer the phone? “Hello?” “This is Sam (or whatever your name is).” “Yeah?” “Hey!” (usually if you have callerID)” “Talk to me.” “Wazzup?” Choosing to ignore it. Each of us here could get the same phone call and yet have a different response. But what if God calls? more

  • Sermon Series: Creating A Shared Vision: "It's In The Way That You Use It" Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Sermon #1 on creating a shared vision.

    Nehemiah 2:11-20 Sermon Series: Creating a Shared Vision “It’s in the Way that You Use It” by: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN Around 444 BC, a Jewish man named Nehemiah was given a vision by God. He was to rebuild the wall more