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October 2013

Plugging In My Personality

SHAPEOur individual personalities determines how our spiritual gifts, heart, and abilities will be employed in ministry. At the same time, differences in personalities may be one of the biggest contributors to conflict in the church.



Applying My Abilities

SHAPEEach of us have skills, talents, and knowledge that we have amassed over our lifetime that open up opportunities for ministry.



Monitoring My Heartbeat

SHAPEOur ministry should engage our divinely inspired heart, the motivations, desires, and inclinations God has placed within us.



Unwrapping My Spiritual Gifts

SHAPEAs members of the Body of Christ, we are all SHAPEd for ministry. One component of unique ministry wiring is our Spiritual Gifts. This message defines what Spiritual Gifts are and how they relate to ministry.



September 2013

Extreme Youth Makeover: From Careless to Contagious

Today’s youth must be encouraged by faithful adults to use their gifts instead of neglecting them, so that others will see God’s power at work in their lives.



Parents: The Building Makeover

3 ParentsParents, in a world of latchkey kids and over committed or absentee parents, the greatest gift of submission you can give your children is to be present — not just in the home.



Husbands – The Losing Makeover

2 HusbandsHusbands demonstrated submission to their lives by loving them with the self-giving love of Christ.



Wives: The Inner-Beauty Makeover

Inner-Beauty MakeoverWives demonstrate Spirit induced submission to their husbands by developing their inner-beauty.



August 2013

When Something Goes Wrong

Putting Together The PiecesWhat is the church to do when either a member or a church leaders looses their moral footing or their theological grounding? How does the church handle this situation biblically?



How Do We Get Our Leaders

Putting Together The PiecesElders and Deacons are our leaders, but how are they selected? What is the process for leaders to be affirmed for office within the church? This message breaks down the necessary relationship that needs to be present in identifying leaders.



Who Are Our Leaders: Elders & Deacons

Putting Together The PiecesElders and Deacons serve the church. However, neither is described as a member of a board, but a leader. Elders are shepherds of the body. Deacons serve as the leader of Ministry Teams.



Keeping Up With The Joneses’

Keeping Up With The JonesCommandment #10: God desires for us to desire Him, and not get deluded by the promise of other lusts.