May 19, 2013
• How do you picture the church? Is it more like a building or a community?
• Do you picture the church in a defensive or offensive posture?
• Why do you think that Jesus talked more about making disciples than building churches?
• Matthew 18:20 says, “Where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there with them.” This implies the church is wherever the people following Jesus gather. Does this support the idea of the ekklesia being the church gathered or the church scattered? How?
• What is one take away from today’s message you can put into practice immediately?
What if the Church (Olathe Campus)
What if the Church, in all its diversity of congregations, banded together for the common purpose of making Jesus famous in this city through love? Can you imagine the unity that would come and friendships that would be fostered across visible and invisible lines? It could even bring spiritual and physical wholeness resulting in transformation within ourselves and our entire city. In this message series we’ll discover the value and esteem Christ has for His Church and, when unified, the impact it can make on the world around us.
Mother's Day was a special day on both campuses. Free family portraits, special breakfast snacks, amazing guest speakers, and a great time celebrating moms!
What do I want to accomplish? How do I measure success? What is my purpose in life? How do I not waste it? These aren’t just questions kids graduating from high school ask. They are questions we all should be continually asking ourselves. If we only have one life to live lets have an honest discussion about what a life well spent looks like.
Throughout history, God has made heroes of faith out of the most unlikely people. In this series at our Gardner Campus, you’ll see the stories of Biblical men and women who gave all they had regardless of their past mistakes, apparent inadequacies or difficult circumstances. Their faith and obedience to God produced unexpected results and made history. God works like this still today. He can use you.
April 21, 2013
Verses: Psalm 42:5-6, Lamentations 3:19-24, Job 4:5, Mark 14:33-34, Psalm 142:2-6, 2 Chronicles 32:7-8
• Why do you think so many people struggle with heavy souls?
• What hurts from your past are causing your soul to be heavy? What’s keeping you from overcoming these hurts?
• What troubles are you currently dealing with that are contributing to your heavy soul?
• What things are you anxious about for the future?
• To overcome the hurts from your past, you need to remember God’s faithfulness. What are some ways you’ve experienced God’s faithfulness in your past?
• Describe a time when you cried out to God during a difficult time. How did God respond and what did you learn about Him from your experience?
• What’s keeping you from placing your full trust in God for the future? What steps will you take to fully trust in God?