Being Religious Is A Good Way To Waste Your Life

THE STORY

CREATION-God spoke and the universe was brought into existence.

FALL-Man rebelled against God. Sin infected the entire universe. Death and hell are now enemies of every person born on earth.

REDEMPTIONJesus died on a cross to redeem (liberate from the bondage and slavery of sin) all creation. Believers have been called to bring the message of redemption to those who have been enslaved to sin and death.

RESTORATION-One day Jesus will return and make all things right.

These four words describe reality, the story that is unfolding all around you in everyday life. Here is the important question, how will you respond to this story?

A) Pursue a life of pleasure and comfort.

B) Become religious (cold, lifeless orthodoxy) and stay out of trouble. Live a safe, respectable, moral life.

C) Realize that your days on earth are numbered, die to self, live life with passion and zeal so that that others will come to know and experience the good news of Jesus Christ.

So, which answer best describes your life?

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:13-16

GCM Collective One Day in South Jersey!

South Jersey GCM Collective

GCM Collective One Day in South Jersey

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Pitman, NJ

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GCM Collective One-Day Session Outline

Speakers: Caesar Kalinowski and Seth McBee

(Lunch Included)

Session 1
What is the Gospel?

A full and powerful understanding of the gospel must be seen through two lenses: Power and Purpose. When understood in this way, the gospel is both the power that saves us and it gives us the purpose for which we have been saved.

Session 2
Story of God

Our country is increasingly driven by story and experiences that shape our worldview, priorities and lives. We’ll learn why teaching the Bible as a story, combined with dialogue in community is essential for building and multiplying missional communities.

Session 3

Creating a Discipleship Environment

Discipleship is the only mission that Jesus gave his Church, and therefore must be lived out in every day, real- life ways. It is not an add-on to our life or a series of classes we attend. Discipleship is always happening.

Session 4

Missional Reboot:  Correcting Course and Planning Ahead

Many speak about living the missional life, in community, centered on the gospel.  But, what about some real examples of how this looks from, not only what has been a success, but also the failures and difficulties?  Missional Reboot spends some time inside a real life story of learning what does this life look like and how do we plan our busy lives around it.

Session 5

Community on Mission – Transitioning from Traditional to Incarnational

Embracing the ‘AND’ of a large, gathered expression of the Church while transitioning to becoming a family of missionary servants who are living life together in missional communities. New measurement tools for “success” must be looked at to make this transition.