We want to help inspire you to live the life God dreams for you as we spread His love in ever-widening circles. Following the way of Jesus starts with a decision. Growing more like Him takes (1) intentionality, (2) is communal, (3) requires our engagement, (4) is ultimately accomplished by the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives, (5) is for the glory of God, for our benefit and for the service of others. To do this, our pastoral team develops a specific plan to help people follow the way of Jesus, which includes a new spiritual growth theme each Trimester, a Bible reading plan, a recommended reading, and opportunities to commit to community and weekly worship.
TRIMESTER 3 | 2023
SPIRITUAL GROWTH THEME
SERIES 1: LAUNCHES SEPT. 10TH
The Lordship of Christ in a Christian is built upon the fact that Christ is preeminent in everything. Join us as Pastor Terry A. Smith teaches us how we can go beyond discipleship to make Christ first and foremost in everything and live a life that reflects it.
SERIES 2: LAUNCHES OCT. 1ST
Stewardship is managing God’s blessings God’s ways for God’s glory. In this series we will understand that we are stewards (managers, custodians) of what belongs to God. He is the Owner; we own nothing. As stewards, we answer to the Owner for what He has entrusted to us.
SERIES 3: LAUNCHES NOV. 5TH
What does it really mean to worship God? Scripture informs us we are to give ourselves in self-sacrificial service to God every day, every hour, every minute. In addition, the Holy Spirit enables us to do so. In this worship series, we will explore the true meaning of worship and how it should be applied beyond Sunday mornings.
Grow in your life with God.
Holier Than Thou - Jackie Hill Perry
In Holier than Thou, Jackie Hill Perry walks us through Scripture, shaking the dust off of “holy” as we’ve come to know it and revealing it for what it really is: good news. In these pages, we will see that God is not like us. He is different. He is holy. And that’s exactly what makes Him trustworthy. You can pick up a copy of Holier Than Thou - by Jackie Hill Perry in the Resource Lounge at the West Orange Campus on Sundays or from any online retailer.
Participate in life together.
GATHER ON SUNDAYS
Hebrews 10:25 "We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some are in the habit of doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other..." Sunday worship experiences are the primary way we gather as a church to worship together, learn from the teaching, pray for one another, and grow in our faith. We encourage you to commit to attending one of our services at either our West Orange Campus or Online Campus.
LIFE GROUPS - Launch week of Sept. 17th
Life Groups are the way we gather during the week to connect in meaningful ways in a smaller group environment. We eat together, pray for one another, and share life together. It is in these ordinary rhythms of life that we grow in our faith together. Life Groups meet both online and in-person and are centered on either learning, activities or the Sunday teaching.