Posts Tagged ‘love’

Dialogue Café

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Church Start-Up
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close-upWe are actively working on launching other Dialogue Café groups. God is working in the hearts of people and preparing them for investing in other people… more at Agape Community Church.

Milestone

Posted: November 5, 2014 in Church Start-Up
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We’ve reached a milestone in our church planting adventure, and it reached down to the core of our DNA…

After a year of thinking about it, we have selected a name for our church.

The name is…

(Oh, why restate everything, here is the announcement)

loveJust like military leaders in combat, spiritual leaders must know and accept their mission. This is difficult because we tend to focus on “secondary missions,” which are usually more tangible. Secondary missions are important things like running a business, serving in church, loving your family, or leading a small group. The danger is that secondary missions can become idolatry when not kept in proper relationship to the primary mission: loving God and loving our neighbor. When the mission is properly understood, spiritual leaders give themselves to God in all things – the business, the church, the family, the small group, or any other noble endeavor.

[Reflect on how Joanna, the wife of Chuza, may have understood the mission. What secondary missions could she have had?]

Love, The Way

Posted: January 20, 2013 in Sermon
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workIf our ultimate goal is to keep the business (or the ministry) going, I’m afraid we will miss the mark. The way we do things matters.

The Most Excellent Way (.mp3)

The Past (things we have done and perhaps continue to do)
The Present (the Do list)
The Future (what will remain)

IMG_4324Would you rather be treated justly or mercifully? Be shocked as you listen to the message below about a new kind of country with a radical culture.

Parable of the Workers (.mp3)

The Parable of the Workers in Matthew 20 describes a boss who operates justly but is motivated by a higher standard. Do we dare dream of a community obsessed by mercy?