In Matthew 28 Jesus gives what has come to be known as the great commission. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." This gives us a clear statement of what we are to be about as His church, making disciples. Jesus then tells us how to make disciples. "...baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." We are to seek loving and holy fellowship just as God is ever in perfect fellowship. This means that we must be about community, doing life together, going after the heart of God and of one another. Next we are to teach, in both word and deed, all that Jesus commanded, bringing every aspect of life under His Lordship. With so much of life clamoring for our attention and devotion, doing life together is essential and it is the model Jesus set and commanded for discipleship. Our heart for adult ministry is to follow the example of Christ and so produce ever deepening disciples of Jesus Christ who are a visible expression of His reign.
For questions or additional information email Matt Brown
In John 4, Jesus has a fantastic conversation with a Samaritan woman at a well. In this conversation He exposes the broken heart of the woman who continued to chase after relationships that only ended in further brokenness. Jesus then reveals Himself to be the great lover of her soul, the one true and everlasting relationship that she was created for and that could heal her broken heart, fill her to overflowing and set her on mission. In a world that vies for the affections of our teenagers, it is our desire to lead our teenagers to this same love and grace of God as seen in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see our teenagers so captured by the love of Christ as seen in His cross, that they will be consumed by the mission of Christ and unleashed into the world carrying, proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
6:00 pm gather (dinners are not offered at this time)
6:30 pm game
7:00 pm worship through song
7:20 pm worship through Word
8:00 pm dismissal
Location: Adoration Church-10800 Johnson Blvd
* Bring your Bible...If you don't have one, we will get you one
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETINGS:
Sunday Mornings-Contact Chevy for more information or to join!
Location: Chapel on the Hill-12601 Park Blvd
For questions or additional information email Chevy Kaspyrzyk
Key themes we utilize as we pray through our missions strategies:
Is Christ’s redeeming love and message at the heart of any ministry partner we work with?
Are we creating lasting relationships through our service efforts?
Are we identifying the needs blindly or are those we serve identifying the needs that can move the needle in their own context? Example: If we serve a local school are we coming up with an effort on our own or are we creating relationships with school leaders to identify needs we may not be aware of?
Are we participating in unhealthy giving? Our staff is reading through a book we recommend called “When Helping Hurts” that has made us aware of the unintended consequences of some missions giving both locally and globally.
Are we going deep? In learning from other churches we’ve learned that the biggest tendency of churches in their outreach efforts is to do many small things and risk becoming “a mile wide and an inch deep” and the many advantages of being “an inch wide but a mile deep” in our efforts. This is a phrase you will hear Pastor Matt say often.
Are we inviting our next generation into the story? Today’s teenagers and college students along with today’s 20 and 30 somethings are drawn to “purpose” beyond anything else. Letting them know they are an important part of His story through serving others is vitally important to drawing next generation leaders into Adoration Church. Next generation leaders are more drawn to and aware of global realities than any generation before them. We desire to keep those callings alive and to never forget the eternal purposes in our physical humanitarian efforts.
Are we unified and creating a shared story for our families? At the dinner table are our children, teens and parents all able to discuss how they each are serving through their church together both locally and globally?
Do we and those we work with have a long term strategy?
Are we learning from others in the Body of Christ? Are we trying to come up with ministry ideas and strategies on our own or are we constantly learning from others in the body of Christ?
Are we communicating where we’re headed? Though some portions of our outreach efforts will be part of our regular announcements we also seek to bring service strategies, updates and prayers through our sermons, Sunday school, website, social media and other creative outlets.
With limited resources are we utilizing our ability to leverage personal service in other ways? Though we always want to be an example of financial generosity we see our initial very limited resources as an opportunity to set a precedence in serving others. We may not have a lot of money but we have people with huge hearts and the ability to give a few hours of strategic service opportunities throughout the year.
Are we spending more time 'meeting' than 'serving'? Another lesson we've learned from other churches is that the actual time just spent in meetings by the average missions committee can end up being much longer than their actual time spent outside their walls serving others. If we perform due dilligence properly, are focused in just a few areas, and have strong team leaders in each area of focus we can spend more time serving and less time in meetings with communication on action items performed by team leaders. Once we have a plan and focus we hope to move to bimonthly or quarterly meetings allowing more time for serving.
We suggest reading the book When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert.
Click the logo above to visit the When Helping Hurts website.