Embrace the Master’s Plan

Embrace the Master’s Plan, with Scott Chafee, the primary Scripture being Luke 6:39-40 – Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.

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Jesus is the greatest example of leadership ever known. He had a plan to reach the world with his message of freedom and forgiveness, but left the whole thing into the hands of 12 ordinary men. How did he do it? What was his plan? What was his plan B? How does one take a grand idea, develop a plan, and implement such a bold proposal?

  1. Selection – men were his method (Luke 6:13 – he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles).
  2.  Association – he stayed with them (Matthew 28:20 – I am with you always, even to the end of the age).
  3. Consecration – he required obedience (Matthew 11:29 – take my yoke upon you).
  4. Impartation – he gave himself away (John 20:22 – he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit).
  5. Demonstration – he showed them how to live (John 13:15 – I have given you an example).
  6. Delegation – he assigned them work (Matthew 4:19 – I will make you fishers of men).
  7. Supervision – he checked on them (Mark 8:17 – Do you still not see or understand?).
  8. Reproduction – he expected them to reproduce (John 15:16 – I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last).

Summary:

Ken has been teaching about vision over the past several weeks, but vision is not just in theory. We need to embrace the vision to help build the kingdom of God here in our community.

Community. Faith. Love. People always take priority over programs or preferences.

  • We must mend and restore relationships: relationships with God and with others, resulting in COMMUNITY (member)
  • We must establish and lay a foundation toward spiritual maturity and effective ministry (FAITH is what guides us toward the ministry he has for us). (minister)
  • We must embrace the task of being sent out with a lifestyle of being on mission. It is the LOVE of Christ that compels us to live this out every day. (mission)

Methods vary but our mission always remains the same – it has been said, “marry the mission, but date the methods.” Are we willing to do WHATEVER it takes to reach people we are currently not reaching? It could be that we need to “do things no one is doing” in order to reach people no one is reaching. It sounds scary. It sounds like change. Is the church about me, or is the church about the Kingdom? Are we willing to let go of the familiar and comfortable in order to embrace the Master’s plan?

Will you embrace the Master’s plan and be the church member and minister that God has called you to be?

OMC 2017


OMC (Organized Mass Chaos) is Sunday, September 10th at 5:00 p.m.

This is a church wide event, so bring the whole family!

There will be a children’s team (1st – 6th grades), a youth team (7th – 12th grades) and an adult team (college and up).

Children younger than 1st grade will be supervised with things to do.

If you just want to watch, you can do that too!

Wear something you don’t mind getting a little bit messy. (And it might be a good idea to bring a towel. Don’t worry! Nothing will get ruined.)

Wear your team color!!!
Adults will be wearing BLUE
Youth will be wearing GREEN
Kids will be wearing RED

Wholehearted Student Study


Students will learn how to go “all-in” as they are learning to walk with Jesus. They will be challenged to explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus who follows him with all their heart.
Join us for this new series on Wednesday nights starting on September 13th!

Welcome Back Sunday 2017


Welcome Back Sunday is September 10th

Students beginning 7th, 9th or 11th grades will move up into their new classes this Sunday. Come join us for fellowship, breakfast and Bible Study.

Make sure to be in the Attic by 9:45 for snacks and announcements.

There will be some giveaways that Sunday, so you won’t want to miss out!

Later that afternoon, we’re going to have a lot of fun with the rest of the church family at OMC!

Guys Night Out at Top Golf


Join us on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To reserve your spot in one of our bays, just turn in $10 by THIS Sunday, August 27th.

If you need a membership card, it will cost $5 extra. (Pay when you get there.)

A bus will be leaving the church parking lot at 5:50. If you want to just meet us there, please be at Top Golf by 6:15.

If you want to purchase food while you’re there, you may do so. If not, just eat before you come. Invite a friend!

Being on Mission

By what standard am I measuring myself? Am I doing life well? How do you know?

A life lived on mission…

…participates in the fulfillment of God’s purposes in Christ (Acts 26:15-16)

  • Creation – we are accountable to God (Romans 3:23)
  • Character – God desires for none to perish (2 Peter 3:9)
  • Covenant – we are to be a blessing to others (Genesis 22:18)
  • Christ – we are to exalt him (Philippians 2:10-11)
  • Church – we are to be a holy people (1 Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 5:19)

…interprets every opportunity as a part of the whole mission (Acts 26:18)

  • Seek opportunities to put in a good word for Jesus
  • Involve Jesus in regular life activities rather than expecting the church to provide programs for me to be on mission with Christ

…emphasizes personal contact and influence (Acts 26:18) – Acts 1:8 is a summary of the rest of the book of Acts…

  • Jerusalem (1-7)
  • Judea (8)
  • Samaria (9)
  • The ends of the earth (11-28)

Questions for further study on this passage: Acts 25:23-26:32

Being a Minister

Ken teaches about the proper sequel to being a member of the church, from 1 Corinthians 12:1-7.

Maximum impact is the result of maximum involvement.

Being a Minister
(The Proper Sequel to Being a Member)
I Corinthians 12:1-7

Every member ministering involves:

SURRENDER (1 Corinthians 12:1-3)

Truths that lead us to surrender:

  • Position (Mark 8:35)
  • Attitude (Isaiah 64:8)
  • Identity (Ephesians 2:10)

SOURCE (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

  • The One Holy Spirit / the Many Gifts
  • The One Christ / the Many Ministries
  • The One God / the Many Effects

For Further Study on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11