Giving of ourselves for the sake of others is a key trait of a Christ follower. There are always opportunities to help others by giving to a nonprofit or serving through a missional event but when we meet needs which are discovered through a personal relationship, it has a deep meaning and value. This week, Pastor Doug will look at ways we can meet the needs of others that we are in relationship with as we dive into the third message in the series, The Power of Connecting.
Once we meet someone it’s normal for us to move on and maybe never interact with them again. It is not expected that you follow up or take further interest in someone but when you do, you’re showing Christ’s love. This week, Pastor Doug will look at the power of taking an interest in others in the second message of our series, The Power of Connecting.
When we come across other human beings in our day to day lives, we have the option to keep to ourselves or to reach out and greet the strangers in our path. There is something validating when someone makes the effort to acknowledge us and shows an interest in meeting us. This week, Pastor Doug will look at the Biblical mandate to greeting others in the first message of the series, The Power of Connecting.
The last three weeks have deconstructed our view, understanding and practical applications for helping and addressing poverty. This week, Pastor Doug will reconstruct a model of helping with real world opportunities right here in Sioux Falls. Don’t miss this foundational teaching in the final week of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
This Fall, there will be many opportunities to help people in need; toy drives, food drives, Thanksgiving meals, and a myriad of other opportunities. Do they help? Not only do many of the programs designed to address poverty needs not help but they actually hurt. This week, Pastor Brian will show us how to help so that our helping does not hurt. Don’t miss week three of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
Poverty is such a big issue that we don’t know how to really help. We tend to get frustrated and confused. Most of us stick our heads in the sand and try not to think about it but Jesus calls us to care about poverty. This week, Pastor Doug will help us understand this calling as we work towards a helpful response to poverty. Don’t miss week two of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
When we think of poor people, we might think they are poor because they are making poor decisions, but the data does not support that belief. You may be unaware of the system that limits what decisions can be made and compounds the impact of poor decisions. This week Pastor Brian will kick off this series as he helps us reframe and define poverty in the first message of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
Haven’t Catholics been around since the beginning of Christianity? It seems like the Catholic church is our estranged parent. Sure, they have some strange traditions and funny hats but aren’t we on the same team? This week, Pastor Doug will look at the similarities and the differences between the Protestants and the Holy Catholic Church. He promises to not nail any lists on any doors as we finish up this Options of Belief series.
Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Why don’t they celebrate their birthdays or accept blood transfusions? Is it true that only 144,000 will escape the fires of Hell? There is a lot of confusion on who the Jehovah’s Witnesses are and what they believe. This week, Pastor Brian will help us understand this religious group and if you don’t make it to church, he might come door to door to visit with you! Don’t miss this third message in the Options of Belief series!
Are Muslim people dangerous? Does the religion of Islam teach its followers to kill Christians and infidels? How should we respond to Muslims and do we have anything in common with them? Islam has been in the cross hairs ever since 911 and this week, Pastor Doug will look at this religion and its followers and explain the dangers and misconceptions of its teaching. Don’t miss this second message in the Options of Belief series.