The Ambassador Way, Part 1: Defining Our Identity

In the first three months of arriving at Ambassadors of Christ Ministries, I began to wonder if we, as a church, really understood what it meant to be a part of this particular body of believers. We understood that God was doing something in our church. What I felt was that we were not always taking what we were doing as a corporate body and filtering it down to ourselves in our personal lives. As time passed, as I observed, and as I interacted with our membership my conviction increased. But, if there I was going to help our members understand how to be Ambassadors, I had to understand and believe it for myself. Continue reading “The Ambassador Way, Part 1: Defining Our Identity”

Sermon Sketch | “Why Come?”

Why Come?

Have any of you ever heard someone say that they don’t need to go to church to be a Christian? Do you think that that is true? I wonder why so many people believe this.

The other night I was watching a replay of Oprah and there was a lady on there talking about the difference between spirituality and religion. I had one thought running through my mind, and it was this woman has no idea what she’s talking about. Continue reading “Sermon Sketch | “Why Come?””

4 Reasons I choose to go to Church… and you should consider

Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t need to go to church to be a Christian? Do you think that that is true? I have begun to see that this is not true at all. And yet, I wonder why so many people believe this. The other night I was watching a replay of Oprah and there was lady on there talking about … Continue reading 4 Reasons I choose to go to Church… and you should consider

Can I Get a Witness?

Over the last few weeks our pastor has reminded the church of the vows that we made when we joined the church. I serve in a United Methodist Church and there is one question that all new members are asked by our pastor as they accept the responsibility of being members of our local church.

Will you be loyal to this congregation and uphold it with your Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness?

Each of these vows has served as the basis of the series on Discipleship that Pastor David has been leading us through. This week we focused on the final vow, that of witness. Pastor David asked me to write the front page of the newsletter helping our church orient their thoughts for the week as we get ready for Sunday Services. You can read it below.

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Google Reader Round-up | August 18, 2012

In this weeks round-up: Same-Sex Marriage Won’t Be Enough — An interesting article that reveals why the debate regarding same-sex marriage is about more than just marriage. It’s actually about redefining (read destroying) marriage as an institution. The author writes, “Marriage can’t be separated from biological realities. And that’s why this upheaval won’t end when same-sex marriage is accepted.” A must read. Join or Die?: … Continue reading Google Reader Round-up | August 18, 2012