DISCOVERY 301

OUR HOPE FOR YOU

“Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand.†

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 “spectators†and “team members†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. 

“...Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.†

Ephesians 5:25 

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 “church shoppers and hoppers.†Commitment swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.†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. 

We’re a spiritual family united around the mission of Jesus Christ, and it’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 you’re not committed to any specific church family.