I. IT’S ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT (v.21-22) Made many disciples (v.21) Strengthed the souls of the disciples (v.22) Encouraged them to continue in the faith (v.22) Through tribulations…enter the K. of God (v.22)
ENCOURAGEMENT Beyond nice Intentionality Developmental Beyond need & crisis Holding each other to a high standard
II. IT’S ABOUT BEING EMPOWERED (v.22-23) Made many disciples Appointed elders Fasting and Prayer “Commended them”
BEING EMPOWERED Empowered – power, giving energy “Empowerment takes more than a minute.” At LCC – We want to be there with and for you as we serve and live out faith together!
BEING EMPOWERED You embrace the Mission You take on the responsibility *Stands in marked contrast to. “Someone else will do it!” “Let’s Do This Together!”
III. IT’S ABOUT DOING IT TOGETHER TO THE GLORY OF GOD (v.27-28) Mission
TOGETHER PRAYER BASE Deeper Life – tonight First Friday Evening – Oct, Nov, Dec
TOGETHER FUNDING THE MISSION Current Finances (-$8700 / $300 per week) Giving Patterns (34 units – $1,000 to $10,000) Operation Facelift Current Needs (ready for September – Christmas)