Living Missionally in 2018

This sermon series is based on the work of Michael Frost, who is a prominent author expert on the Missional Church. In his book, “Surprise The World”, Frost describes five habits of highly missional people (Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn and Sent – B.E.L.L.S.). In this series, we will explore these habits and challenge the church to embrace these new habits (or rhythms). Prayerfully, this will enable our body to continue our embrace of the missional call to be partners with God in his work in this world and our community.

Series start date: February 4th, 2018

Sermons in this series

  • Sent

    The Rhythm of Alerting People to the Reign of God in Christ

    Sunday, March 11th, 2018

    by Dion Frasier

    Will we intend to follow in the footsteps of the early Jesus followers, who were adamant about living lives that reflected their allegiance to risen Christ. Informing people about God’s kingdom is not done exclusively through preaching or teaching. We can do this through our service and our presence. Frost offers many examples for Christians to follow. In this concluding sermon, we will challenge the church to embrace a new habit of being Sent.

    Video courtesy of Michael Frost

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  • Learn

    The Rhythm of Living Like Jesus

    Sunday, March 4th, 2018

    by Justin Kuhn

    It is a blessing that we are a church that places a high emphasis on Bible reading and study. Having said that, many of us struggle to make time with our Bibles a priority. This sermon will not only encourage a robust re-engagement with scripture, it will also be an invitation to spend a weekly time learning about Jesus by reading the gospels, books about Jesus or watching films and videos about Jesus. The church will be challenged to embrace a new habit of Learning about Jesus.

    Video courtesy of NT Wright and The Work of the People.

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  • Listen

    The Rhythm of Being Led by the Spirit

    Sunday, February 25th, 2018

    by Dion Frasier

    Busyness is robbing us all of enjoying a life in the Spirit. Our busy schedules and subsequent fatigue means we don’t allow time for silence, solitude, meditation, prayer and listening. In this sermon, we will highlight the benefit of listening for God’s voice. The church will be challenged to embrace a new habit of listening.

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  • Eat

    The Rhythm of Hospitality

    Sunday, February 11th, 2018

    by Dion Frasier

    The Bible is rich with the theme of hospitality. God first demonstrated hospitality in the garden when he welcomed Adam and Eve to eat and partake of the food in Eden. We are reminded through the ministry of Jesus and the early church that eating with others represents a best of a hospitable spirit. The church will be challenged to embrace a new habit of eating.

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  • Bless

    The Rhythm of Generosity

    Sunday, February 4th, 2018

    by Dion Frasier

    Flowing out of the previous series on sharing, we begin this new journey by continuing the conversation about generosity. God’s call to his people is to be a “blessing” to the nations. Given our possession of the riches of God’s generosity, we have so much to give in terms of blessing others. This sermon serves as the introduction to the series as well as the first challenge to embrace a new habit of Blessing.

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