Sept 7-10 — College View (E'town)
Sept 7-12 — Oak Grove; Hebron Lane
Sept 7-12 — Memphis (IN); Galena (IN)
Sept 14-19 — Kenwood; Hadgenville; Pekin (IN)
Nov 9-12 — Our fall meeting with Don Truex
Nov 22 — Men’s Conference
Lights in the World: Your Life & Your Influence
The Christian’s influence is one of the most valuable assets he or she has. It is completely portable. It is ever-present. It is powerful, both for good and for bad.
This year we will devote a number of special studies to this important subject. Cloyce will present special sermons throughout the year, covering several important aspects of this vital issue. The small groups will study six lessons on the subject:
- Influence on the World — Mt 5.13-16
- Influence on the Community — Php 1.27-30; 2.14-18
- Influence on the Workplace — Eph 5.6-9; Col 3.22-4.1; 1 Pe 2.18-25
- Influence on the Local Church — Acts 18.1-4, 24-28
- Influence in the Home — 1 Pe 3.1-7
- World’s Influence on Christians — Numbers 25, 31
2014 Mission Statement
"Our constant mission is to reach and teach the lost; to build up Christ’s body; and to assist needy saints."
This is based in part upon Ephesians 4.11-13, where the apostle Paul said, "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ."
We try to accomplish this mission by "equipping the saints" to fulfill their own personal obligations as Christians. We attempt to coordinate a number of important activities within the congregation to help each member reach his or her potential as a follower of Jesus, and to create an environment where the congregation can also reach its potential collectively.
This mission is constant and unchanging, because it comes to us from God. In our mission we do not strive for originality, novelty, convenience or popularity — we strive for faithfulness to God’s calling. We expect the members of this church to devote themselves to this lofty set of ambitions.