New, Part 1

What’s in a name?
February 21, 2021 | By Paul Crouthamel

We are changing the name of our church. A new name is often the sign of a new moment, a new season. At the end of the day, though, it’s not what we are called, but our effectiveness in carrying out Jesus’ mission that makes all the difference.


Battle Belongs
Phil Wickham

Do It Again
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New Thing
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It’s not what we are called, but our effectiveness in carrying out Jesus’ mission, that makes all the difference.

Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Matthew 28:19,20
“Therefore 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jurgen Moltmann
“There is church because there is mission, not vice versa.”

A gathering, an assembly, a group of people called out for a specific purpose.

One who is surrendering all of life to Jesus and leading others into relationship with Him.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Mark #1 – Centered on Jesus
Mark #2 – Spiritually growing
Mark #3 – Spirit Led
Mark #4 – Connected to Others
Mark #5 – Meet the Needs of Others
Mark #6 – Proclaims Jesus
Mark #7 – Helps Others Follow

2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Tim Keller
“Today, churches in Western society have to deal with something they have never faced before–a culture increasingly hostile to their faith that is not merely non-Christian (such as in China, India, and Middle Eastern countries), but post-Christian.”

JRR Tolkien
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”