This coming weekend, we will begin a three-week series at Eastbrook Church called “Pave the Way.”
As we head into the ministry year, we want to pave the way for people to move toward Christ and community at Eastbrook Church. This means we need to take bold steps with God as His obedient people. We need to reach out beyond ourselves. We need to be the community of God. We need to welcome the stranger.
I will be teaching this entire series, and the series outline is as follows:
September 15/16 – “On the Road Again: Being the Church, Not Going to Church”
Text: Acts 1:8; Ephesians 6:19
Summary: We need to reach out beyond ourselves. We need to share the good news of Christ with our words. We need to take steps to actively reach out to those who are far from God. We need to embody the love of Christ with our actions. We need to join the mission of God.
September 22/23 – “Roadmaps: Finding Our Place in God’s Community”
Text: 1 Corinthians 12
Summary: We need to be the community of God. We need to do our utmost to help everyone at Eastbrook find their way into meaningful community at some level. We need to take live into the reality that everyone has a gift and calling within the body of Christ. We need to do simple things to facilitate community life at Eastbrook.
September 29/30 – “We’ll Leave the Light On: Becoming a Radically Welcoming Church”
Text: Matthew 25:35; Exodus 22:21; Hebrews 13:2; Romans 15:7
Summary: We need to welcome the stranger. We need to do our utmost to be a radically welcoming church. We must do some simple things to help activate our church campus for even greater ministry facilitation and welcome of those who are new.