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The Church

Teaching Series

Gifts: Our Part

Part 6 | Romans 12:3-8 & 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 • September 16, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

The church is a gathering of God’s people all filled by the Spirit and each person has been gifted by the Spirit to contribute to the health and mission of Jesus moving forward. 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Peter 1:3; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-11; Luke 9:1-2, 10-17; 1 Corinthians 14:26-33; 1 Peter 4:10-11

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers: Our Gift

Part 5 | Ephesians 4:1-16 • September 9, 2018 • Chris Wienand

We're so grateful for Chris & Meryl speaking into our church! We were encouraged that Christianity is a team sport, and that the gifts in Ephesians 4 are essential for the health and maturity of the church.

Members: Our People

Part 4 | 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 • September 2, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

Belonging to a local church is a critical and essential part of following Jesus. Mark 3:32-35; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Acts 20:28; John 13:34-35

Elders: Our Leaders

Part 3 | 1 Peter 5:1-5 • August 26, 2018 • Terry Fouche

Eldership is not about status, but about fulfilling the call of Jesus to “feed his sheep”. Elders are not above the body, but participants in the body who have been tasked with leading, shepherding and overseeing the church.

Gathered & Scattered: Our Form

Part 2 | Acts 2:41–47 • August 19, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

The church has a rhythmic pattern of gathering and scattering. This informs how we shape our church today. -- Key Texts: Acts 2:41-47; 1 Peter 2:9; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:18-19; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:23-35; Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 14:26; 1 Peter 4:10; John 20:21; John 13:34-35

Jesus: Our Foundation

Part 1 | Ephesians 2:17-22 • August 12, 2018 • Bert Alcorn

Jesus is the head of the church. We can’t get the church if we don’t get Jesus, his heart, his vision, his leadership, his structure and his way of operating. -- Key Textst: Ephesians 2:17-22; Matthew 16:15–19; Mark 1:16–20; Acts 20:28; Acts 1:8; Colossians 1:16–18