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18 Jan 2016

Connection Growth - Plan and Prepare

Connection Growth - Plan and Prepare

Winter trees appear dead, but are in fact "hibernating". Winter neighborhoods may appear "dead", but are in fact "hibernating", staying warm and safe until more favorable weather returns in the spring.

So… WINTER is the PERFECT time to plan and prepare for upcoming "good weather" connecting!

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15 Sep 2015

Connection Benefits: MISSION

Connection Benefits: MISSION

Mission is one movement of the Holy Spirit described by Acts 2:  "And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." As the early Christians worshiped, cared for needs, thought and spoke and acted like Jesus… OTHERS came in contact with the Gospel and God saved them!

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15 Sep 2015

Connection Benefits: DISCIPLESHIP

Connection Benefits: DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship is a movement of the Holy Spirit described in this passage: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." They were together daily in the temple and frequently in their homes, experiencing God's power, increasing in faith and works.

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15 Sep 2015

Connection Benefits: FELLOWSHIP

Connection Benefits: FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship is a movement of the Holy Spirit described by Acts 2. In the original Greek language this word "koinonia" included sharing faith and daily life, unity, intimacy: "All the believers were together and had everything in common." Does that sound like a family?... knowing one another and growing as Christ's body!

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15 Sep 2015

Connection Benefits: MINISTRY

Connection Benefits: MINISTRY

Ministry is one movement of the Holy Spirit described in this passage:  "All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need." These early Christians were aware of each other's life needs and ministered to one another with practical daily service and encouragement.

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