State of the Church Address 2014 (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)Dennis R. Wiles, January 5, 2014
Part of the series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
January 5, 2014
STATE OF THE CHURCH ADDRESS 2014
Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
The health of our church is rooted in the health of the key relationships we share: our relationship with God through Jesus – and our relationships with each other.
The health of our church is also rooted in our connection to the Mission of God.
Glorifying God by Following The Jesus Way
Purposeful, Transformational, Influential
Psalm 1:3: A tree planted . . .
Shatal – the Hebrew word for “transplanted”
In 2014, we will explore what it means to be “planted” by God in various places.
Winter 2014: On Earth for a Purpose
Easter 2014: In The Big Story
Spring 2014: In Community to Build Relationships
Summer 2014: In Fertile Ground
Fall 2014: At Work/In Ministry to Restore Creation
Missions 2014: Among the Peoples of the World
Advent 2014: With Joy for the World
EMPHASES IN 2014
SHEPHERDING – PASTORING OUR PEOPLE
COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND RESPONSE
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV)