OUR HOPE FOR YOU
â€œOur hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand.â€
2 Corinthians 10:15
OUR HOPE FOR YOU AFTER LIFE/TRACK
I. THE NEXT STEPS
1. Accept Christ as your Savior and be baptized or make plans to be baptized.
2. Commit to faithfully attend Restore Church.
3. Join a Small Group.
4. Complete the LifeTrack.
5. Serve on the Dream Team.
II. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A TEAM MEMBER
The difference in mindset between â€œspectatorsâ€ and â€œteam membersâ€ can be summed up in one word: COMMITMENT.
A. A spectator is a consumer.
B. A team member is a contributor.
At Restore, we value the relationship between believers and the church. We believe Christians should commit to the church for these reasons:
A. A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church.
â€œ...Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.â€
B. A Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to our society.
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything: a job, a marriage, our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of â€œchurch shoppers and hoppers.â€ Commitment swims against the current of Americaâ€™s â€œconsumer religion.â€ It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
C. A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on.
Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Commitment identifies our family.
D. A Familial Reason: It provides a sense of belonging.
Weâ€™re a spiritual family united around the mission of Jesus Christ, and itâ€™s because of that, that membership provides a sense of belonging. Everyone has a place. Everyone is cared for and loved.
E. A Personal Reason: It facilitates spiritual growth.
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable for spiritual growth. This cannot happen if youâ€™re not committed to any specific church family.