VISION: 10 Ways We Keep The Vision In Front Of Us At Essential Church

I was recently asked how we communicate and keep the vision at Essential Church.  Our simple vision is,
“Magnify Christ, Multiply His Kingdom.”
 Here are 10 things we do to stay focused on the vision.

A Biblical Portrait of Church Planting (Part 2 Leading by Serving)

Biblical Portrait of Church PlantingA Biblical Portrait of Church Planting (part 2)
Acts 20:17-38

     What does a Biblical church plant look like?  In this 8 part blog based on Paul’s summary of his church planting experience in Ephesus, found in Acts 20:17-38, we will see a Biblical portrait of church planting.

Read Part 1: Incarnational Ministry

Part 2:  Leading by Serving:  “Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials…” (19) “by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (35).

     Sacrificial, unconditional service is the most powerful apologetic for the Gospel in the life of any believer, but in particular, a church planter.  More than intellect, charisma or marketing savvy; humble and compassionate Christ-centered service opens up people to the authenticity of the Gospel because it demonstrates a heart that has been radically transformed from its selfish and sinful default position.  

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