Love Where You Live

January 7 – January 28

This opening series is designed to set the stage for our community involvement initiative. The second greatest commandment calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves – which means we must know them in order to love them. To reach an increasingly secular and hostile culture, Christians must learn to think and act missionally. Traditional methods of attracting people “back to church” will no longer work in a culture where an increasingly number of people have never been to church in the first place. The series will use the example of Paul as a model for engaging a secular culture.

January 6-7 – Love Your Neighbors by Serving Your Neighbors

Jesus refers to his followers as “salt and light,” which means that we are to have a beneficial influence on the people around us. Because of our influence, our communities out to be better and brighter. Loving your neighbors means earning the right to share your faith with them.

January 13-14 – The Gospel Includes All Your Neighbors

When Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors he didn’t give us the right to pick which neighborhood. As the parable of the Good Samaritan indicates, we are to treat all people with love and respect – even those we disagree with politically or whose lifestyles offend us. We will never win people to Jesus if they believe we don’t like them.

January 20-21 – Entering the World of Your Neighbors

An effective missionary learns the language and culture of the people he is trying to reach. To effectively reach lost people will require Jesus’ followers to think like missionaries – at
home, school, and work. Unfortunately, the longer a person is a Christian, the less significant time they are likely to spend with non-Christians.

January 27-28 – Taking Redemptive Action

The end goal of loving and serving our neighbors is ultimately to lead them to faith in Jesus. This will require Christians to be intentional about how and when to share the gospel story. In fact, it will often require a series of intentional actions to bring about the right opportunity to share your faith. Learning from Paul’s example, we find that evangelism is more about a process than a one-time event.

February 3-4 – Vision Weekend

Quick FAQ’s

How Long Will I Have to be There?

This depends on how long-winded the preacher gets! Normally, the worship service will last between 65-70 minutes.

What Should I Wear?

We dress casual (you’ll see jeans and shorts – even during winter). You’ll also see people in business casual attire. Dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

Where Do My Kids Go?

Your kids are a top priority at Mountainview. Nursery through fifth grade stay on the first floor. You’ll see our children’s check-in desk when you enter the front door. Our children’s programming features a large group time with acting, singing, and more. Then they break-off into age-appropriate groups where they dig deeper into the lessons taught in the large group experience. It’s an integrated approach similar to what you would find at churches like North Point in Atlanta.

Want to Pre-Register Your Children? Click here.

Got Questions?

Email Phil Christian, our director of children and family ministry.

What If I Need Someone to Pray with Me?

Our prayer team is available at the close of every service for those who need someone to pray with.

What Do I Call Your Pastor?

Though he has been called reverend, pastor, father, and even most holy reverend, he prefers to be called Ken. Look for him before and after each worship service in the lobby.

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