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Title: Living Faith Christian Center, Tucson International


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Living Faith Christian Center, Tucson
International New Members Class
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The purpose of this class is to acquaint New
Members with Living Faith Christian Center,
Tucson International, The Pastors Vision,
Mission and Core Values and basic understanding
and membership expectations.
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  • We're thrilled you've chosen to take this class.
    We view this as a big step towards spiritual
    maturity. This class is designed to help you
    better understand
  • Your Pastors
  • The Vision, Mission and Core Values
  • God's desire for you
  • Ways to express your faith
  • Why our church exists
  • Unique features about our church
  • How you fit into the purposes
  • What our church believes

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Our Pastors Randy Lori Winkles, Sr Pastors
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Pastor Randy and Lori Winkles are an exceptional
people with a love for Jesus Christ and to see
Gods Children living a free, victorious
lifestyle in in Gods Word. Pastor Randy spent
18 ½ years in the Air Force and in January 2006,
he resigned from the military and began following
his calling as a Pastor to the people and a
Pastor to Pastors. He flow prophetically with
the Holy Spirit and operates in the Gifts of Word
of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom and Gifts of
Healing. He has a B.A. in Christian Ministry
from Wayland Baptist University, a graduate of
Faith Ministry Training Institute and is
currently enrolled in his Masters in Christian
Ministry through Wayland Baptist University.
Pastor Lori Winkles has worked in many
organizations in management and has spent a
number of years working in Children Education
with the Vail School District, Vail Arizona.
With a passion for seeing children thrive and
excel, Pastor Lori has earned her B.A. in
Psychology and is perusing a Masters in Education
where she will be getting her Teaching
Certificate. Pastor Lori flows prophetically in
the Holy Spirit and operates primarily in
Interpretation of Tongues and Discernment of
Spirit. A strong woman of God, her desire is to
see the Women of God move forward in their
relationship with Jesus Christ and fulfill the
destiny that God has on their lives. Pastor
Randy and Lori Winkles have two biological sons,
David, 21 years old Brandon, 20 Years old,
Tailynn 5 years old Patricia Shania Winkles, 4
years old Abigail Winkles, 3 years old and
Joshua 2 years old and currently serves as Foster
Parents for the state of Arizona.
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Benjamin Moore Associate Pastor
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Pastor Benjamin Moore, Associate Pastor LFCC.
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Vision Mission Core Values
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Vision To establish, train and build-up a
Spirit-Filled, Non-Denominational, Multi-Cultural
Church Family living the Word of God to be
victorious in every area of life!
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Mission To accomplish our vision by raising up
disciples of Jesus Christ to meet the needs of
our community and abroad through discipleship,
teaching and modeling action through relationship
and faith.
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  • Core Values
  • Service to others before self (Matthew 2028 1
    Peter 57-8)
  • Integrity in all that we do (Psalm 4111-12
    Proverbs 286)
  • Faith in Action through Jesus Christ and the
    Word of God producing Kingdom Results. (Hebrews
    116 John 637 James 122-25 Mark 1615-18)

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THE BASIS FOR THIS CLASS
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You are a member of God's very own family...and
you belong in God's household with every other
Christian. Ephesians 219 (LB)
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KEY TRUTHS
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A FAMILY
1. The church is __________.
A PART
2. God expects you to be ________ of a Church
family.
3. A Christian without a Church is _____________.
AN ORPHAN
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THE FOUR Living Faith CHURCH COMMITMENTS
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CLASS 101
1. The membership commitment is a commitment to
________ and _____________________.
CHRIST
TO A CHURCH BODY
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You are a member of God's very own family...and
you belong in God's household with every other
Christian. Ephesians 219 (LB)
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We are all parts of Christ's Body, and it takes
every one of us to make it complete, for we each
have different work to do. So we belong to each
other and need all the others. Romans 124-5
(LB)
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CLASS 101
1. The membership commitment is a commitment to
________ and _____________________.
CHRIST
TO A CHURCH BODY
CLASS 201
2. The maturity commitment is a commitment to the
________ necessary for spiritual growth.
HABITS
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Continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 318
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Take the time and trouble to keep yourself
spiritually fit. 1 Timothy 47 (PH)
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CLASS 301
3. The ministry commitment is a commitment to
discovering and using my God-given gifts and
abilities in __________ God and others.
SERVING
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God has given each of you some special abilities
be sure to use them to help each other. 1 Peter
410 (LB)
25
There are different kinds of service to
God...together you form the Body of Christ and
each one of you is a necessary part of it. 1
Corinthians 125,27
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CLASS 301
3. The ministry commitment is a commitment to
discovering and using my God-given gifts and
abilities in __________ God and others.
SERVING
CLASS 401
4. The missions commitment is a commitment to
_______ the Good News with others.
SHARE
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. . . you will be my witnesses for me . . . to
the ends of the earth. Acts 18 (GN)
28
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone
who asks you to give the reason for the hope that
you have. But do it with gentleness and respect .
. . 1 Peter 315
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WHY DO WE HAVE THESE COMMITMENTS?
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We become what we are ________________.
COMMITTED TO
The membership commitment introduces us to three
areas
1. OUR SALVATION (WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US)
2. OUR STATEMENT (WHY WE EXIST AS A CHURCH)
3. OUR STRATEGY
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OUR SALVATION
So you are all children of God through faith in
Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with
Christ in baptism have been made like him. There
is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male
or female. For you are all Christians - you are
one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 326-28 (NLT)
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Most people live their entire lives without ever
knowing "WHY?" They exist year after year with no
idea of God's purpose for their lives. The most
basic question a person can ask is, "What is the
meaning of my life?"
33
Everyone wants to be happy.
  • People try many ways
  • Some look for happiness through friendships.
  • Some look for happiness through pleasure
    experiments.
  • Some look for happiness through popularity
    power.

But real happiness comes from understanding my
__________________.
PURPOSE IN LIFE
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I. WHY AM I HERE?
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I. WHY AM I HERE?
LOVE
1. God made me to ______ me!
36
God says, I have loved you with an everlasting
love! Jeremiah 313
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Even before the world was made, God had already
chosen us to be His through our union with Christ
... because of His love, God had already decided
that through Jesus Christ He would make us His
children - this was God's pleasure and purpose.
Ephesians 14-5 (GN)
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I. WHY AM I HERE?
LOVE
1. God made me to ______ me!
ENJOY
2. We were created to _______ a personal
relationship with God and to _________ all of
the rest of Gods creation! This makes us
special!
MANAGE
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So God created human beings, making them in His
image. He blessed them, and said, ...live all
over the earth and bring it under control. I am
putting you in charge. Genesis 127-28 (LB)
40
God richly provides us with everything for our
enjoyment. 1 Timothy 617
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I. WHY AM I HERE?
LOVE
3. When we know and ______ God, and live in
harmony with His purpose for our lives, it
produces tremendous benefits in our ______
LIVES
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Clear Conscience Romans 81
Life Peace Romans 86
Help with weakness Romans 826
Confidence Romans 831
Security Romans 839
Purpose Romans 828
Power Strength Philippians 413
Fulfillment Philippians 419
Freedom John 832,36
This is the kind of lifestyle God intends for us
to live!
43
Jesus said, I have come in order that you might
have life - life in all its fullness! John
1010
44
This is the kind of lifestyle God intends for us
to live!
If this is true, why aren't most people really
happy?
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
Humanity has a natural desire to ______________
and to ignore God's principles for living.
BE THE BOSS
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
  • This ignorance to Gods way of living is
    communicated in our words and lifestyle
  • "Look out for 1.
  • I want what I want, when I want it
  • Do your own thing.
  • If it feels good, do it! Who cares what God
    has to say about it?
  • It's my life and I'll do what I please!

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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
SIN
The Bible calls this attitude ____
Sin is a biblical word that means to miss the
mark.
REBELLION
Key word ____________
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All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, and each
of us has turned to his own way. Isaiah 536
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If we say that we never sin, we are only fooling
ourselves, and refuse to accept the truth. 1
John 18
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
Sin breaks our close relationship with God. Sin
separates us from God and causes us to live our
lives outside of His will.
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The trouble is that your sins have cut you off
from God. Isaiah 592 (LB)
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All have sinned and fall short of God's glorious
ideal. Romans 323
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It looks like this . . .
GOD
YOU
All the best attempts in the world wont get you
to where you need to be. Many people say things
like
"My mother was a Christian so ..." "Im a really
good person. "I'll give up all my bad
habits." "I'll work real hard and earn it." "I go
to church all the time.
SIN/DEATH
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
The result of these attempts is worthless. The
Bible teaches us that our attempts lead to
________. A relationship with God is _____ based
on anything you ____.
DEATH
NOT
DO
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There are ways that SEEM right to man, but they
only end in death. Proverbs 1625
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II. WHATS THE PROBLEM?
When our relationship to God is not right, it
causes PROBLEMS in every area of our lives
friendships, school, parents, jobs, finances, etc.
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III. WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?
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Jesus said, I AM THE WAY, the Truth, and the
Life. No one comes to the Father, except THROUGH
ME! John 146
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III. WHATS THE SOLUTION?
God came to earth as a human being in Jesus to
bring us back to Himself. If any other way would
have worked, Jesus would not have had to come.
The Way is through the person of Jesus!
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The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Romans 623
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III. WHATS THE SOLUTION?
Jesus has already taken care of your sin problem
when He died on the cross!
63
God is on one side and all people are on the
other side, and Christ Jesus, Himself man, is
between to bring them together, by giving His
life for all mankind. 1 Timothy 25
64
YOU
GOD
JESUS
SIN/DEATH
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III. WHATS THE SOLUTION?
Why did God send Jesus to die in your place?
God did this for YOU because He loves YOU and
wants YOU to know Him.
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God demonstrated His love for us in that while we
were still separated from God, by sin, Christ
died for us. Romans 58
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III. WHATS THE SOLUTION?
God has already done His part to restore our
relationship to Him. HE TOOK THE INITIATIVE. NOW
HE WAITS FOR EACH OF US to individually ACCEPT
what He has done for us.
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ADMIT
1. _______ that god has not been first place in
your life and ask him to forgive your sins.
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us of
every wrong. 1 John 19
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ADMIT
1. _______ that god has not been first place in
your life and ask him to forgive your sins.
BELIEVE
2. _________ that Jesus died to pay for your
sins and that He rose again, and is alive today.
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If you confess that Jesus is your Lord, and you
believe in your heart that God raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved. Romans 109
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Salvation is found in no one else, for there is
no other name (Jesus) by which we must be
saved. Acts 412
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ACCEPT
3. _________ God's free gift of salvation. Don't
try to earn it.
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For it is by grace you are saved, through faith -
and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God-not by works, so that no one can
boast. Ephesians 28-9
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ACCEPT
3. _________ God's free gift of salvation. Don't
try to earn it.
Our relationship to God is not restored by
anything we do, but on the basis on what Jesus
already did for us!
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ACCEPT
3. _________ God's free gift of salvation. Don't
try to earn it.
INVITE
4. _______ Jesus Christ to come into your life
and be the director (Lord) of your life.
78
To all who receive Him, He gives the right to
become children of God. All we need to do is to
trust Him to save us. All those who believe this
are reborn!...not a physical rebirth...But from
the will of God! John 112-13
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Jesus says, Listen! I stand at the door and
knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the
door, I will come in... Revelation 330
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IV. WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?
ACCEPT
3. _________ God's free gift of salvation. Don't
try to earn it.
INVITE
4. _______ Jesus Christ to come into your life
and be the director (Lord") of your life.
BELONG
If you believe you _________!
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You can take these steps by praying a simple
prayer of commitment to God. It might be
something like this...
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Dear Jesus, thank you for making me and loving
me, even when I've ignored you and gone my own
way. I realize I need you in my life and I'm
sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank
you for dying on the cross for me. Please help me
to understand it more. As much as I know how, I
want to follow You from now on. Please come into
my life and make me a new person inside. I accept
Your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow
now as a Christian.
83
Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be
saved. Romans 1013
84
God has no grandchildren, only children. Each
person must make his or her own commitment to
Christ. Its bigger than your parents decision.
85
After you make a commitment to trust Jesus, you
enter into a life-long relationship with God as a
Christian. A Christian (Christs-one) then
attempts to learn more about
  • God
  • His character
  • His desires for your life and lifestyle

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Many of the actions mentioned in the Bible will
be discussed in CLASS 201, but two specific
actions we will discuss in this class are BAPTISM
and THE LORDS SUPPER.
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I. WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
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I. WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
1. To follow the example set by ________.
CHRIST
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At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was
baptized by John in the river. Mark 19
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I. WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
1. To follow the example set by ________.
CHRIST
COMMANDED
2. Because Christ ______________ it.
91
Jesus said, Go then, to all people everywhere
and make them my disciples, baptize them in the
name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
and teach them to obey everything I have
commanded you. Matthew 2819-20
92
I. WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
1. To follow the example set by ________.
CHRIST
COMMANDED
2. Because Christ ______________ it.
3. It demonstrates that I really am a __________.
BELIEVER
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. . . many of the people who heard Him believed
and were baptized. Acts 188
94
We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey
His commands. 1 John 23
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II. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
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II. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
BURIAL
1. It illustrates Jesus ________ and
resurrection.
97
Christ died for our sins . . . He was buried . .
. and He rose again. 1 Corinthians 153-4
98
For when you were baptized, you were buried with
Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with
Christ. Colossians 212
99
II. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
BURIAL
1. It illustrates Jesus ________ and
resurrection.
NEW LIFE
2. It illustrates my __________ as a Christian.
100
By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and
shared His death, in order that, just as Christ
was raised from the dead...so also we may live a
new life. Romans 64
101
II. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
Baptism doesn't make you a believer, it
demonstrates that you already believe. Its
important to understand that baptism does not
save you. You are saved only by your faith in
Jesus.
102
For it is by grace you have been saved, through
faith . . . it is the gift of God - not by works,
so that no one can boast. Ephesians 28-9
103
II. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
Baptism is like a wedding ringits the outward
symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.
Baptism is an outward sign of a INWARD
commitment.
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III. WHY BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
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III. WHAT BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
JESUS
1. Because _______ was baptized that way.
106
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of
the water. Matthew 316
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III. WHAT BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
JESUS
1. Because _______ was baptized that way.
BIBLE
2. Every baptism in the _______ was by immersion.
108
(Example) . . . then both Philip and the man went
down into the water and Philip baptized him. When
they came up out of the water . . . Acts 838-39
109
III. WHAT BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
JESUS
1. Because _______ was baptized that way.
BIBLE
2. Every baptism in the _______ was by immersion.
3. The word baptize actually means to
____________ water
DIP UNDER
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III. WHAT BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
4. Immersion best symbolizes a ________ and
resurrection!
BURIAL
111
When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a
brand new person inside. The old life has passed
away and a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 517
112
IV. WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
113
IV. WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
BELIEVED
1. Every person who has ___________ in Christ.
114
Those who believe and accepted His message were
baptized . . . Acts 241
115
Simon himself believed and was baptized . .
. Acts 813
116
But when they believed Philip as he preached the
Good News...and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women. Acts 812
117
A GREAT QUESTION
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A GREAT QUESTION
What if I was baptized as an infant?
Some churches baptize infants. At Living Faith we
dont. We only baptize those who have made a
decision to believe in Christs death as the
payment for their sin. In the Bible, men and
women baptized following their belief in Jesus.
119
IV. WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
What if I was baptized as an infant?
The custom of infant baptism began about 300
years after the Bible was completed. Its a
ceremony intended to emphasize a commitment
between the parents and God on the behalf of the
child. During this ceremony, the parents promise
to raise their child in the faith until the child
is old enough to make his own personal confession
of Christ.
120
IV. WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
What if I was baptized as an infant?
At Living Faith, we have a dedication service for
infants and children that emphasize the parents
role in raising a child to follow Christ.
Therefore, if you were baptized as a baby, we
encourage you to be baptized by immersion as a
believer.
121
V. WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
122
V. WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
BELIEVED
1. As soon as you have ___________!
123
Those who believed were baptized . . . that day!
Acts 241
124
Then Philip began with the scripture and told him
the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along
the road, they came to some water, and the man
said, 'Look, here is water! Why shouldn't I be
baptized right now?' Philip said, 'If you believe
with all your heart,
125
you may.' The man answered, 'I believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' So they went
down into the water and Philip baptized him.
Acts 835-38
126
V. WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
BELIEVED
1. As soon as you have ___________!
There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have
decided to receive Christ into your life, you can
and should be baptized. If you wait until you are
"perfect" you'll never be ready.
Our next baptism is scheduled on the 1st Sunday
of the month.
127
While baptism is a one-time experience, Jesus
gave us another action that is intended to
continue throughout the life of the Christian.
Its called the Lord's Supper, and its a
powerful way for Christians to remember and
celebrate what God did for us in the life of
Jesus.
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129
I. WHAT IS THE LORDS SUPPER?
REMINDER
1. It is a ____________.
130
. . . and when he had given thanks, He broke it
and said, This is my body, which is for you eat
it in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 1124
131
I. WHAT IS THE LORDS SUPPER?
REMINDER
1. It is a ____________.
SYMBOL
2. It is a __________.
132
In the same way, He took the cup, saying, This
cup is the new covenant in my blood drink it to
remember me. 1 Corinthians 1125
133
I. WHAT IS THE LORDS SUPPER?
REMINDER
1. It is a ____________.
SYMBOL
2. It is a __________.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
3. It is a _______________________.
134
For whenever you eat the bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes
back. 1 Corinthians 1126
135
II. WHO SHOULD TAKE THE LORD'S SUPPER?
136
II. WHO SHOULD TAKE THE LORDS SUPPER?
Only those who are already ___________. (see
Mark 1422-26)
BELIEVERS
137
For if you eat the bread or drink the cup
unworthy, not honoring the body of Christ, you
are eating and drinking Gods judgment upon
yourself. 1 Corinthians 1129
138
III. HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LORD'S
SUPPER?
139
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the
cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be
guilty of sinning against the body and blood of
the Lord. A person ought to examine himself
before he eats of the bread and drinks of the
cup. 1 Corinthians 1127-28
140
III. HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LORD'S
SUPPER?
You prepare yourself by...
  1. Self-examination 1
    Corinthians 1127

141
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the
cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be
guilty of sinning against the body and blood of
the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1127
142
III. HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LORD'S
SUPPER?
You prepare yourself by...
  1. Self-examination 1
    Corinthians 1127

2. Confession of sins
1 John 19
143
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and purify us from
all unrighteousness. 1 John 19
144
III. HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LORD'S
SUPPER?
You prepare yourself by...
  1. Self-examination 1
    Corinthians 1127

2. Confession of sins
1 John 19
3. Recommitment
Romans 121
145
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's
mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,
holy and pleasing to Godthis is your spiritual
act of worship. Romans 121
146
III. HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LORD'S
SUPPER?
You prepare yourself by...
4. Restoring relationships
Matthew 523-24
147
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the
altar, and there remember that your brother has
something against you, leave your gift there in
front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to
your brother then come and offer your gift.
Matthew 523-24
148
IV. WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE OBSERVE THE
LORD'S SUPPER?
149
IV. WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE OBSERVE THE
LORD'S SUPPER?
Jesus never said when or how often believers
should observe The Lord's Supper. Since our
weekend service is designed for you to bring your
non-believing friends, we take the Lord's Supper
on a regular basis during our Praise Worship
Meeting.
150
THE Living Faith STATEMENTS
Let there be real harmony among you so there
won't be any split in the church. I plead with
you to be of one mind, united in thought and
purpose. 1 Corinthians 110 (LB)
151
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
152
WHY WE EXIST AS A CHURCH
The purpose of our church is summarized in a
single sentence based on two key scriptures
We believe a great commitment to the Great
COMMANDMENT and the Great COMMISSION will grow a
great church!
153
WHY WE EXIST AS A CHURCH
The purpose of our church is summarized in a
single sentence based on two key scriptures
The Great Commandment Matthew
2236-40
154
Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your
heart...soul... and mind. This is the first and
greatest commandment. And the second is like it
Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and
Prophets hang on these two commandments. Matthew
2236-40
155
WHY WE EXIST AS A CHURCH
The purpose of our church is summarized in a
single sentence based on two key scriptures
The Great Commandment Matthew
2236-40
The Great Commission Matthew 2819-20
156
Jesus said, Go and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and
teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you. Matthew 2819-20
157
PERSONAL MINISTRY
OUR CHURCH
Magnification
Honor
To Love God with all your heart is WORSHIP.
Ministry
Discover
To Love your neighbor as yourself is MINISTRY.
Reach
Missions
To Go..make disciples is EVANGELISM.
Membership
Connect
To Baptize them is to incorporate into
FELLOWSHIP.
Mature
Grow
To Teach them..all things is DISCIPLESHIP.
158
Living Faith CHURCH EXISTS
CELEBRATE
1. To _____________ Gods presence (Worship)
DEMONSTRATE
2. To ________________ Gods love (Ministry)
COMMUNICATE
3. To ________________ Gods Word (Evangelism)
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Living Faith CHURCH EXISTS
ASSIMILATE
4. To _____________ Gods family (Fellowship)
EDUCATE
5. To __________ Gods people (Discipleship)
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I. WE EXIST TO CELEBRATE GOD'S PRESENCE
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I. WE EXIST TO CELEBRATE GODS PRESENCE
EXPRESSING LOVE TO GOD
Worship _________________________
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Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him
only. Matthew 410
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. . . The Father seeks worshippers . . . and His
worshippers worship Him in spirit and in
truth. John 423-24
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I. WE EXIST TO CELEBRATE GODS PRESENCE
EXPRESSING LOVE TO GOD
Worship _________________________
To worship in spirit means to worship in ______.
LOVE
To worship in truth means to worship in _______.
TRUTH
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I. WE EXIST TO CELEBRATE GODS PRESENCE
The Bible doesnt give us a preferred style of
worship. When youre choosing a church (at
college, for example) you need to find one that
worships in love and truth.
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OTHER WAYS WE WORSHIP
Commitment (Romans 121-2)
Singing (Ephesians 519)
Hearing the Word (John 1717)
Praying (Psalms 956)
Baptism (Romans 63-4)
Giving (1 Corinthians 161-2)
Meditating (Habakkuk 220)
Lords Supper (1 Corinthians 1123-26)
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OUR WORSHIP STYLE
Celebration
Psalm 1221
JOY
Key word ____
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I rejoiced with those who said to me, Let us go
to the house of the Lord. Psalm 1221
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OUR WORSHIP STYLE
Celebration
Psalm 1221
JOY
Key word ____
Inspiration
Isaiah 4031
HOPE
Key word ______
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. . . but those who hope in the Lord will renew
their strength. They will soar on wings like
eagles they will run and not grow weary, they
will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 4031
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OUR WORSHIP STYLE
Preparation
Ephesians 411-12
APPLICATION
Key word ______________
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He is the one who gave these gifts to the church
the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and
the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is
to equip Gods people to do His work and build up
the church, the Body of Christ. Ephesians 411-12
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II. WE EXIST TO COMMUNICATE GOD'S WORD
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II. WE EXIST TO COMMUNICATE GOD'S WORD
Evangelism ___________________ ______
SHARING THE GOOD
NEWS
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His intent was that through the church, the
manifold wisdom of God should be made known...
Ephesians 310
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Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved. But who can ask Him to save them unless
they believe in Him? And how can they believe in
Him if they have never heard about Him? And can
they hear about Him unless someone tells them?
Romans 1013-14
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II. WE EXIST TO COMMUNICATE GOD'S WORD
Evangelism ___________________ ______
SHARING THE GOOD
NEWS
Why Our Church Our Youth Ministry Must Never
Stop Growing
GOD LOVES PEOPLE
1. Because _____________________
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The Lord...is patient, not wanting anyone to
perish, but wants everyone to come to
repentance. also see 2 Cor.514, Luke 153-10,
Matt. 912-13 2 Peter 39
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II. WE EXIST TO COMMUNICATE GOD'S WORD
Evangelism ___________________ ______
SHARING THE GOOD
NEWS
Why Our Church Youth Ministry Must Never Stop
Growing
GOD LOVES PEOPLE
1. Because _____________________
GOD COMMANDS US
2. Because _____________________ ________________
TO REACH OUT
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Go out into the country...and urge anyone you
find to come in, so that my house will be full.
Luke 1423 (LB)
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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you and you will be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to
the ends of the earth. Acts 18
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Tucson
Jerusalem is
Living Faiths Hub or 5 mile radius from
Grant/Alvernon
Judea is
Pima County
Samaria is
The World
Ends of the earth is
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II. WE EXIST TO COMMUNICATE GOD'S WORD
Evangelism ___________________ ______
SHARING THE GOOD
NEWS
Why Our Church Our Youth Ministry Must Never
Stop Growing
GROWTH IS GODS
3. Because __________________ _____
WILL
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Under Christ's control, the whole body is
nourished . . . and grows and God wants it to
grow. Colossians 219 (GN)
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Jesus said, I will build my church. Matthew
1618
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Unbiblical excuses for not growing
God isn't interested in numbers Our church
wants quality not quantity Large churches are
impersonal We like our group small
We believe our church must grow _________ and
__________ at the same time.
LARGER
SMALLER
Larger we will ________.
REACH
Smaller we will ___________.
CONNECT
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Our Church exists to REACH non-believers, to
CONNECT them with other Christians, to help them
GROW in their faith, and to challenge the growing
to DISCOVER their ministry and HONOR God with
their life.
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And the Good News of the Kingdom will be preached
to the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and THEN the end will come. Matthew 2414
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III. WE EXIST TO EDUCATE GOD'S PEOPLE
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III. WE EXIST TO EDUCATE GODS PEOPLE
GROWING SPIRITUALLY
Discipleship ______________________
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Let us leave the elementary teachings about
Christ and go on to maturity . . . Hebrews 61
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Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 2 Peter 318
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He is the one who gave these gifts to the church
the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and
the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is
to equip Gods people to do His work and build up
the church the Body of Christ. Ephesians 411-12
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III. WE EXIST TO EDUCATE GODS PEOPLE
GROWING SPIRITUALLY
Discipleship ______________________
The next class 201 will be available online
August 5th, 2014 www.tlfcc.org
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IV. WE EXIST TO DEMONSTRATE GOD'S LOVE
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By this shall all men know that you are my
disciples-that you have love for one
another. See also 1 John 316-17 Matt.
2534-40 Heb. 1316 Rom. 1213 John 1335
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IV. WE EXIST TO DEMONSTRATE GODS LOVE
MEETING NEEDS WITH LOVE
Ministry __________________________
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IV. WE EXIST TO DEMONSTRATE GODS LOVE
MEETING NEEDS WITH LOVE
Ministry __________________________
SMALL GROUPS
_________________. Every member needs to be a
part of one. Small groups will be forming soon so
find one and get involved. Look for the startup
of the Direct Connect Groups.
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Now there are different kinds of spiritual gifts,
but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source
of them all. There are different kinds of service
in the church, but it is the same Lord we are
serving. Now all of you together are Christs
body, and each one of you is a separate and
necessary part of it. 1 Corinthians 124-5,27
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AT Living Faith CHURCH . . .
MINISTER
Every member is a __________
IMPORTANT
Every task is ____________
Every member is a 10 in _____________
SOME AREA
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Ministries to get involved in ... if theres not
one for you, well help you start one.
.Meals for Needy .Office Work .Outreach .Pastors
Research .Performing Arts .Prayer .Puppet .Recreat
ion .Refreshment .Sign Language .Sunday AM Crew
(Set up) .Transition Team (New Members into the
Church) .Worship Team
.Kingdom Kids .Audio Video .Baby-sitting .Bible
Study Leader .Care calling (Call
Visitors) .Decoration .Drama .Follow-up .Greeting
.Helping Hands .Information Table .Interpretive
Dancing .Junior/Senior High Student Ministries
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THE Living Faith STRATEGY
(Paul) I have been all things to all sorts of
people that by every possible means I might win
some to God. I do all of this for the sake of the
Good News. 1 Corinthians 922-23 (Ph)
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Within Living Faith Christian Center there are
several different ministries that work to fulfill
the overall purposes of the church. Our ministry
is only one of dozens that implement various
programs and methods to accomplish our goal of
fulfilling the Great Commandment and Great
Commission.
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Within our Ministry we have various ways in
which we seek to serve our church, cherished
families, high school people, and our community.
In this section you will learn
Our purpose statement Our potential
audience Our planned values Our process of
moving people towards spiritual maturity Our
programs
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Our Ministry has a unique purpose statement that
we want ___________ to know.
EVERYONE
Living Faith's Purpose Statement is developed
from the five purposes of the church. Remember
the five key Ministry words Reach, Connect,
Grow, Honor, Discover?
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Our ministry exists to _______ non-believing
people, to _________ them with other Christians,
to help them ______ in their faith, and to
challenge the growing to __________ their
ministry and _______ God with their life.
REACH
CONNECT
GROW
DISCOVER
HONOR
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
When people know our purpose they will better
understand why we do what we do. Will you please
make a commitment to memorize our purpose
statement?
The purpose statement challenge is challenging
our ______________ to a memory contest.
MEMBERS
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What does this purpose statement mean for you?
Who am I trying to reach for Christ?
Reach
Who is my small group of believers?
Connect
What am I doing to show my faith?
Grow
Where is my place of service?
Discover
How does my life honor Christ?
Honor
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Lets take a more detailed look at our purpose
statement.
YOUR ACTION-STEP
Reach
LIST
Friendship ____
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Youre here to be light, bringing out the
God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to
be kept. Were going public with this, as public
as a city on a hill...Keep open house be
generous with your lives. By opening up to
others, youll prompt people to open up with God,
this generous Father in heaven. Matthew 514-16
(TM)
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Lets take a more detailed look at our purpose
statement.
YOUR ACTION-STEP
Reach
LIST
Friendship ____
Connect
SMALL GROUP
Get in a ________________
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So now I am giving you a new commandment Love
each other. Just as I have loved you, you should
love each other. Your love of one another will
prove to the world that you are my
disciples. John 1334-35
214
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each
other so that you may be healed. The earnest
prayer of a righteous person has great power and
wonderful results. James 516
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Lets take a more detailed look at our purpose
statement.
YOUR ACTION-STEP
Grow
HABITS
Develop spiritual ________
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No prolonged infancies among us, please. Well
not tolerate babes in the woods, small children
who are an easy mark for impostors. God wants us
to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it
in lovelike Christ in everything. Ephesians
414-16 (TM)
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We take our lead from Christ, who is the source
of everything we do. He keeps us in step with
each other. His very breath and blood flow
through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up
healthy in God, robust in love. Ephesians
414-16 (TM)
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Lets take a more detailed look at our purpose
statement.
YOUR ACTION-STEP
Grow
HABITS
Develop spiritual ________
Discover
Discover your S.H.A.P.E. and find a __________
MINISTRY
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God creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join
him in the work He does, the good work He has
gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be
doing. Ephesians 210 (TM)
220
He (God) handed out gifts above and below, filled
heaven with His gifts, filled earth with His
gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet,
evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train
Christians in skilled servant work, working
within Christs body, the
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church, until were all moving rhythmically and
easily with each other, efficient and graceful in
response to Gods Son, fully mature adults fully
developed within and without, fully alive like
Christ. Ephesians 411-13 (TM)
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I. OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Lets take a more detailed look at our purpose
statement.
YOUR ACTION-STEP
Honor
LIFESTYLE
Change your ____________
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Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of Gods
mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,
holy and pleasing to Godthis is your spiritual
act of worship. Romans 121
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II. OUR POTENTIAL AUDIENCE
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II. OUR POTENTIAL AUDIENCE
One of the elements of fulfilling our purpose
statements is to identify the potential audience
of our church. We do this by recognizing five
different groups of people.
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Community
Crowd
Congregation
Committed
Core
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II. OUR POTENTIAL AUDIENCE
COMMUNITY
A Community person is committed
to _________________ church.
NOT ATTENDING
CROWD
A Crowd person is committed to ____________
church.
ATTENDING
CONGREGATION
A Congregation person is committed to a
_______________.
SMALL GROUP
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II. OUR POTENTIAL AUDIENCE
COMMITTED
A Committed person is committed to ________
necessary for spiritual growth.
HABITS
CORE
A Core person is committed to _________________.
DOING MINISTRY
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II. OUR POTENTIAL AUDIENCE
When you combine our purpose statement with the
potential audience of church, youll see our goal
is to reach the community and help move them
toward the core.
Which audience would you consider yourself to be
a part of?
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
Our planned values help communicate and define
our purpose statement. If you imagine our purpose
statement as the cake, our planned values would
be the icing.
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
We feel strongly about these values and want
them to be reflected in our ministry. These
values came from our student and adult leaders.
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Living Faith's Ministry Planned Values
Relational Encouragement Laughter
Acceptance Transparency Involvement of
Outreach oriented Numerical Spiritual
growth H Intimate Professionalism Strategic
APPROACH
CELEBRATION
people
GROWTH
OME LIKE
FOLLOW UP
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
Which of these values do you feel most strongly
about?
We want you to help us maintain these values
within our Church and its ministries. We want to
continue to discover ways in which we can
evaluate the effectiveness of these values.
Heres one example of some questions we might ask
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
ACCEPTANCE
Do people feel accepted before, during, and after
the meeting?
1. Are all people greeted in the same way without
condition to dress, looks, attendance, etc.?
2. Does the spoken message isolate people of a
particular group, school, race, etc?
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
ACCEPTANCE
Do people feel accepted before, during, and after
the meeting?
3. Do people leave the meeting with the
impression their presence was appreciated by
someone?
4. Is there an expressed attitude from the
leadership that shows concern over a student's
personal life?
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III. OUR PLANNED VALUES
ACCEPTANCE
Do people feel accepted before, during, and after
the meeting?
5. Do members go out of their way to meet people,
learn their names and ask about their personal
lives?
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IV. OUR PROCESS
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IV. OUR PROCESS
The process we use gives us a big picture of our
Our Ministry. The baseball diamond allows a way
in which we can attempt to measure growth and
maturity. people can see where they fit into our
programs, whats ahead of them, and what they can
do to help others along the process.
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IV. OUR PROCESS
We want you to understand that this process is
not the only way to measure growth and maturity.
Its also a process thats not without error. For
example, if someone completes all the programs
and classes we have set up along the base paths
but never displays a faith and/or intimacy with
Christ, the process is meaningless.
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IV. OUR PROCESS
We want this process to encourage growth by
challenging people to take the next step.
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V. OUR PROGRAMS
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V. OUR PROGRAMS
When most people think of our Ministry they think
of our programs. But as you have seen, our
programs only exist to support our purpose, to
help reach our audiences, and to reflect our
values.
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PROGRAMS WITHOUT A PURPOSE WOULD TURN OUR
MINISTRY INTO CHILD CARE
1.Friendship evangelism (Reach) 2.Hot Night
Events (Concerts) 3.Weekend Worship Services 4.
New Believers Class 5. Ministry Teams 6. CLASS
101 (Connect) 7. Area Bible Studies 8. CLASS 201
9. Discipleship Tools (Grow) 10. Praise Worship
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11. Missions Monthly 12. Bible Institute
(FMTI) 13. CLASS 301 14. Ministry Team
Leader 15. CLASS 401 (Discover) Honor God
with Your Life
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Camps/Events
Outreach Camp
Community/Crowd
Group-building Camp(s)
Summer
Crowd/Congregation
Easter
Congregation/Committed
Fall
Discipleship Camp
Committed
Summer
Leadership Training
Core
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Teaching
Typically no teaching, possibly evangelistic
message
Community
Topical series oriented
Crowd
One Minute Bible Curriculum-mixed between
biblical events, select passages, biblical
characters, etc ...
Congregation
Books of the Bible
Committed
Biblical leadership
Core
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V. OUR PROGRAMS
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE MINISTRY PROGRAMS
ATTEND
1. _________ them
SUPPORTIVE
2. Be _____________ of them
PARTNER
3. Be a __________ in them
Greet
Serve
Participate (sing, applaud, share, listen, etc)
Bust up cliques
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V. OUR PROGRAMS
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CHURCH MINISTRY PROGRAMS
4. Bring your friends to the _______________
programs
APPROPRIATE
5. Pray for the programs________________
EFFECTIVENESS
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APPENDIX A
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER
The difference between "attenders" and "members"
can be summed up in one word _____________
COMMITMENT
At Living Faith we recognize the need for a
formal membership. We ask you to commit to
membership for 4 reasons
A BIBLICAL REASON
1. _____________________ Christ is committed to
the church.
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. . . Christ loved the church, and He gave His
life for it. Ephesians 525
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER
2. _____________________ It is a unique
commitment in our society.
A CULTURAL REASON
We live in an age where very few want to be
committed to anything... school ... a
relationship...our country. This attitude has
even produced a generation of "church shoppers
hoppers. Membership swims against the current of
America's "consumer religion that switches
groups for any reason. Membership is an unselfish
decision. Commitment always builds character.
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER
2. _____________________ It is a unique
commitment in our society.
A CULTURAL REASON
3. _____________________ It defines who can be
counted on.
A PRACTICAL REASON
Every team must have a roster. Every school must
have an enrollment. Every army has an enlistment.
Membership identifies our family of believers who
can be counted on in our attempt to fulfill our
purpose.
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER
4. ____________________ It encourages spiritual
growth.
A PERSONAL REASON
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the
need for Christians to be accountable to each
other for spiritual growth. Its tough to be
accountable when you're not committed to any
specific church family.
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER
At Living Faith we never ask our members to do
more than the Bible clearly teaches. We only
encourage our members to do what the Bible
expects every Christian to do. These
responsibilities are spelled out in the
Membership Covenant.
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THE Living Faith MEMBERSHIP COVENANT
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and
been baptized, and being in agreement with Living
Faith's statements, strategy, and structure, I
now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the
Living Faith Christian Center Family. In doing
so, I commit myself to God and to the other
members to do the following.
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER
1. I will protect the unity of my church
  • By acting in love toward other members
  • By refusing to gossip
  • By following the leaders
  • By reconciling conflict

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So let us concentrate on the things which make
for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship
together. Romans 1519 (PH)
260
Live in complete harmony with each other-each
with the attitude of Christ toward each
other. Romans 155 (LB)
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Have a sincere love for your fellow believers,
love one another earnestly with all your hearts.
1 Peter 122 (GN)
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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your
mouths, but only what is helpful for building
others up according to their needs Ephesians
429
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Obey your leaders and submit to their authority.
They keep watch over you as men who must give an
account. Obey them so that their work will be a
joy, not a burden, for that would be no advantage
to you. Hebrews 1317
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER
1. I will protect the unity of my church
2. I will share the responsibility of my church
  • By praying for its growth
  • By inviting the unchurched to attend
  • By warmly welcoming those who are alone and/or
    visiting

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To the church...we always thank God for you and
pray for you constantly. 1 Thessalonians 12
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Go out into the country . . . and urge anyone you
find to come in, so that My House will be
full. Luke 1423 (LB)
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So, warmly welcome each other into the church,
just as He has warmly welcomed you then God will
be glorified. Romans 157 (LB)
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER
3. I will serve the ministry of my church
  • By discovering my gifts and talents
  • By being equipped to serve
  • By developing a servant's heart

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Serve one another with the particular gifts God
has given each of you . . . 1 Peter 410 (PH)
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God gave . . . some to be pastors and teachers to
prepare God's people for works of ministry, so
that the Body of Christ may be built up . .
. Ephesians 411-12
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Each of you should look not only to your own
interests, but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus
Christ . . . who took on the very nature of a
servant . . . Philippians 23-4,7
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER
3. I will serve the ministry of my church
4. I will support the life of my church
  • By attending faithfully
  • By living a godly life
  • By financial giving

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Let us not give up the habit of meeting together
. . . but let us encourage one another. Hebrews
1025
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But whatever happens, make sure that your
everyday life is worthy of the gospel of
Christ. Philippians 127 (PH)
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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
In essential beliefswe have unity.
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There is one body and one Spirit . . . there is
one Lord, one faith one baptism, and one God and
Father of us all . . . Ephesians 44-6
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
In essential beliefswe have unity.
In non-essential beliefs-we have liberty.
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Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing
judgment on disputable matters...Who are you to
judge someone else's servant? To his own master
he stands or falls...So then each of us will give
an account of himself to God...So whatever you
believe about things keep between yourself and
God. Romans 141, 4, 12, 22
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
In essential beliefswe have unity.
In non-essential beliefs-we have liberty.
In all our beliefs-we show love.
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. . . If I hold in my mind not only all human
knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and
if I have the faith that can move mountains-but
have no love, I amount to nothing at all. 1
Corinthians 132 (PH)
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THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
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THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
1. About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He
has eternally existed in three persons the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three
are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 11,26-27,322 Psalm 902 Matthew
2819 1 Peter 12 II Corinthians 1314
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THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
2. About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal
with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life
and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for
the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He
arose from the dead after three days to
demonstrate His power over sin and death. He
ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again
someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and
Lord of Lords.
Matthew 122-23 Isaiah 96 John 11-5,
1410-30 Hebrews 414-15 I Corinthians 153-4
Romans 13-4 Acts 19-11 I Timothy 614-15
Titus 213
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THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
3. About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and
the Son of God. He is present in the world to
make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He
also lives in every Christian from the moment of
salvation. He provides the Christian with power
for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and
guidance in doing what is right. He gives every
believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As
Christians we seek to live under his control
daily.
II Corinthians 317 John 167-13, 1416-17 Acts
18 I Corinthians 212, 316 Ephesians 113
Galatians 525 Ephesians 113 Galatians 525
Ephesians 518
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THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE
4. About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by
human authors, un
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