Sermon Notes

May 20th- SURVEY SAYS!

1 Corinthians 12:12-18 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body,so it is with Christ… Now if the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body… If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be… The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’… God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

 

Three things as parts of our goals today…

1. We want to tell you what we learned and that we are listening….Share what we know we can act on, “we heard you, we are on it.”

2. We want to do some live polling by a show of hands to get more understanding… Get more clarity on certain points

3. Provide clarity for those new to our church family regarding our processes and mindset on certain things.

Ability to listen…do not “take up an offense” Proverbs 19:11

SHOW GRAPH Age

Age Range

         We are more varied then you might expect

         Awareness that we have a Young Adult Ministry

Still hitting our target…over 50% of people here were not a part of a church family prior

 

WOULD BE GREAT TO FEATURE STORIES (PUT THIS QUOTES ON THE SCREEN with out NAMES)

 

Today I am making the decision to be alive in Christ. I choose to symbolize my fulfillment of turning my life over to Him by baptism. On this day, I lay to rest my worldly soul and promise to rise again in Jesus Christ. “I see shattered, He sees whole I see broken, but He sees beautiful He is restoring me piece by piece”

 

Most of my life I have struggled with religion. I stopped going to church in high school when I felt like it made it hard to believe. In March 2014 my husband, convinced me to try out GodWhy. Over the past four years God has blessed me and grown me. My faith is stronger than ever. It took me 30 years but I finally am ready to commit my life to Christ. I’m excited for the future and cannot wait for God to grow me into the woman he designed me to be

 

I have spent my entire life trying to rebuke God. I came to GodWhy with no expectations and honestly no desire to become a believer of God. I can’t pinpoint the moment that started to change. I think it was just a little bit at a time. I saw the way God worked in other people’s lives and thought it was amazing. I believed for them but never for myself. I just sat around waiting for my big “God Moment.” I expected a tangible sign. I finally got that over the last few days, but not in the way I expected at all. Instead of it being one grand event, I was able to see all of the little God moments that have been taking place in my life over the last two years. It is overwhelming and I’m not sure how to process any of it. I normally have to be able to explain things and put it in a box to be ok with it all.

So how do people get to GodWhy?  YOU!

Small Groups

         Participation Rocks! 68%

         Why we meet on “semesters”

         Managing Registration needs to change

         The Battle of “cliques”

         Looking to Offer Greater Variety & Times – New In-depth Bible Study

         SURVEY         “I want to go deeper” can have a variety of meanings.  Want to be deeper…form online? or Sign up sheets in the hallway?  Something past just “raising of hands”

SURVEY WEB PAGE –www.godwhy.com/surveysays

Creative Arts

Selection Process

We do not have a rotation (Best singer and voice that we have for each song)

Working to Improve Dramas (Songs & Movies are crowd sourced by the world – Our in-house drama’s are more challenging)

Add Singers to Bulletins

Worship

         Time it happens

         Request for Traditional songs

 

Students

         Lesson Information already given in Elementary Ages

         Setting up Middle School & High School regular informational emails…papers never get to parents through middle schoolers.

         Casting Vision…more relational…a student spells love TIME

         Mirroring whenever possible Sunday morning services.

Men’s Ministry…noticed several people asking for more activities for men.

Out Reach

         Aware of what we do have…

Lyn Noland in Recovery Community

Bonnie Zacovic with our Habitat Build

Mike & Lori with Room in the Inn

Evelyn in Jamaica

Don & Nancy in Kenya

Adan Villanueva in Honduras

Mission Discovery right here in Hendersonville

Sumner County Schools Food Bins

Single Moms Event from Dale Underwood

Dana looking to partner with Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center)

Mission Teams Growing (doubled our Jamaica Team, going to Guatemala October of 2019 and Kenya in June of 2020)

Leader Led Projects

ONLINE SURVEY godwhy.com/surveysays

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