Billboards & Getting The Word Out

January 8, 2008

   Recently I read some detailed marketing research on the churches and membership in Midland. Interesting reading, and perhaps a valuable tool when considering who's out there, and who's churched and unchurched.

My undergraduate work was in International Marketing. Understanding marketing plans and how they are integrated into an overall business model unfolds the background of success in a market-driven economy.

Can we learn from business models and marketing schemes. Absolutely. The church has a “product” or lifestyle we desire to make known. What's the best method? Should we do research? Might we formulate a plan?

This Sunday we will talk about Billboards & Getting The Word Out. This study will hopefully prepare us for the launching our upcoming Small Group study on Walking Across The Room, a study on personal evangelism. Prepare for this Sunday's message by reading Mark 8:27-38.

Our Daily Bread

January 1, 2008

Next to the 23rd Psalm, the Lord's Prayer is most recognized passage in the Bible.  We are familiar with the prayer and passage, but do we understand it?  Having an understanding of this one prayer can have a huge impact on our spiritual journey. 

This Sunday (January 6th) we will be looking at just one piece of the prayer – Our Daily Bread.  We will look at questions and qualifications for this daily bread.  Take a look at Matthew 6:5-11.

New Adult Study Begins January 6

December 31, 2007
Beginning Sunday January 6th

"Cultivating The Fruit Of The Spirit"

Leon Willis - Teaching

Class Description: What it means for Christians to live as the body of Christ in the midst of today's culture.

10 week study based on Galatians 5:22-23

The Christmas Story

December 21, 2007For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Hosea 9:6

Peace Be With All Of You This Season!

The 12 Days Of Christmas Explored & Why Did Jesus Come? - Part III

December 10, 2007In our Bible class we will look at the Christmas song, “The Twelve Days Of Christmas.”  There is some mystery and controversy around this traditional work.  We will attempt to unpack some of these and discuss the lessons that will bless our lives.

For three weeks we have asked the question, “Why did Jesus come?”  We have narrowed our study to John 1 because the story and implications of Advent are massive.  We have introduced terms, symbols, colors, and meanings.  It all comes down to this:  God came Personally to turn on the light for us to make our way through the heavy darkness.  Our final installment will focus on three “take-aways” from the Advent, and a story of a little boy hiding under a bed.  May the Spirit of Christmas  -  the Advent always be a part of our witness to the world!