Our Annual Focus for September 2016–June 2017 is titled Movement. Click below to view our accompanying materials!
Annual Focus Booklet
Sermon Schedule and Resources
11/13: Growing in the Household (Ephesians 2:11-22)
Resource: Small Group Questions
About This Message Series
In Matthew 16:18, Jesus declares, "...I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." What is the nature and character of the church Jesus founded? The New Testament offers three pictures of the church in order to grasp the depth of what Jesus intended to build: the bride, the household, and the body. Seeking clarity on these pictures will help us better understand what the church is, what the church does, and how a church functions as the primary vehicle for the movement of God's people. In addition, these images will teach us about our Discipleship Program Priorities: connecting to Jesus' bride through membership, growing in Jesus' household through small groups, and serving the church and the world as an expression of Jesus' body. If we gain clarity on the nature of the church, we will gain clarity about how Jesus is using the church as the vehicle for His movement in the world today.