Strategy for a church’s ministry is defined as:
“the process or picture that demonstrates how the church will accomplish its mandate (mission) on the broadest of levels. It can be described as a missional map, the church’s organization logic for achieving the mission, the rhythm of church life as the body of Christ on mission!”
Our mission is to: “ Love and Lead real people into the meaningful life Christ intends!”
So, what do we promote, provide and participate in together as church to help us live out the mission personally and corporately?
Or as it will say on our new website,
“We accomplish our mission with a five point strategy! At Point of Grace we each commit to engage in weekly Worship, experience the Alpha Course, Grow in a group, Serve on a team and Bring others who need to discover the meaningful life Christ intends!
Fewer choices brings greater clarity, less distr action and less confusion about where to go!
“ Churches with a simple process for reaching and maturing people are expanding the kingdom…… Conversely, churches without a process or with a complicated process for making disciples are floundering. As a whole, cluttered and complex churches are not alive.”
Weekly Worship is essential!
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” 4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Monday: Psalm 42
Tuesday: Psalm 100
Wednesday: Luke 10:38-42
Thursday: Hebrews 10:23-25
Friday: Luke 12:1-8
Saturday: Psalm 62