CHURCH.

Who We Are/ Who We Aren't, Part 1: Matt Woodburn

March 01, 2022 CHURCH. (Fort Wayne)
CHURCH.
Who We Are/ Who We Aren't, Part 1: Matt Woodburn
Show Notes

Acts 1:8

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 
Our church exists to lead the people of Southwest Fort Wayne in the ways of the Bible and into a deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

1.     Our church EXISTS

2.     To lead

3.     The people of Southwest Fort Wayne 

4.     In the ways of the Bible

5.     Into a deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 

 

Who is Southwest Fort Wayne?  Demographic information shows primarily families, homeowners, college educated

We must do ministry with:

1.     Purpose

2.     Clear Vision

3.     Excellence

 

Families need: Focus on parenting, Children’s ministry, Youth ministry, College/young adult ministry 

 

Mission Measure:

1.     Growth by conversion 

2.     Growth by a desire to go deeper

3.     Growth by baptisms

4.     Growth by evangelism 

5.     Growth in groups 

 
We are a service first church - Our ministry begins with a “whole church” gathering

Service elements:

1.     Worship

2.     Vision casting

3.     Giving 

4.     Preaching

5.     Prayer 

 

We are conservative in theology and creative in our methods 

 
How we pray-

1.     We memorize scripture 

2.     We pray as a church

3.     We pray in groups 

4.     We pray through church-wide campaigns 

 

How we serve-

1.     Outreach and promo

2.     Caring for our community (those in the church)

3.     Caring for the community around us (service projects) 

 
How we do groups-

Level 1: Prayer groups in service

Level 2: Small groups outside of service

Level 3: Self-initiated disciple-making groups

 

Always inviting!