Are We Ready To Move Into The Worship Center?

God has certainly been gracious to Christ Community Church. Hundreds of people have given sacrificially of their time, talents, and treasure to complete our new Worship Center.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! We don’t deserve God’s blessing and we certainly haven’t earned it, yet by God’s grace we now have this new space in … Continue reading Are We Ready To Move Into The Worship Center?

The Role of An Elder’s Wife

During the elder nominating time it is important, when nominating an elder, to consider his wife (if married).  Is she self-differentiated, or will she feel the need to continually defend her husband and/or turn to triangulation and other forms of gossip to "make sure" everyone "understands"? "Self-differentiation" is a term used to describe one whose … Continue reading The Role of An Elder’s Wife

The Qualifications & Calling of An Elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9)

INTRO Over thirty years ago I heard Pastor Bill Hybels make a statement that helped me to reaffirm and double-down on my calling as a pastor. Hybels said: "The local church is the hope of the world." A short time afterwards I added another thought to Hybels’ declaration: "Not only is the local church the … Continue reading The Qualifications & Calling of An Elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9)

What It Means To “Finish Well”

Consider the following... (Adapted from material by Robert J. Clinton) 500 leaders in the Bible 100 leaders with life information 49 with information on how they finished 13 finished well (26%!) What Does It Mean To Finish Well? Personal, vibrant relationship with God; intimacy leading to responsive obedience Learning rather than plateauing/stagnating Christ-like character; evidenced … Continue reading What It Means To “Finish Well”

“Turning The Rat Race Into A Relay Race” (Exodus 18:17-27)

Sermon Notes from July 29-30, 2017 INTRO Today we are going to begin a 4-5 week series entitled “Leadership Lessons.” Each sermon will have two parallel tracks. One track will be very practical, hands on leadership training to help you become a better leader. You might be thinking, “I’m not a leader and I have … Continue reading “Turning The Rat Race Into A Relay Race” (Exodus 18:17-27)

A Summary of the Gospel & “Gospel Centered” Preaching

Gospel Centered What do we mean when we say a church is gospel-centered? The word gospel means good news and is not simply the entry point into the Christian life but it is also the foundation and power that shapes all we do as followers of Jesus Christ, both in our daily lives and in our … Continue reading A Summary of the Gospel & “Gospel Centered” Preaching