THE CHURCH – By Os Hillman

September 24, 2015

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Thursday, September 24 2015 “Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you” (Lev 26:8). The Church is called to impact the world. The biblical definition “church” is not an institution or building, but rather it is made up of individuals. Jesus said “wherever two or more meet together, I am in the midst of them.” The biblical word translated as “church” is ekklesia which is the original Greek meaning “the people of God.” The New Testament used this word in two different ways. Sometimes it refers to people of God gathered together in congregations. That is our traditional idea of the local church. But other times it means believers in general, wherever they might find themselves. God calls the Church to be transformers of society through their collective influence. Jesus prayed that His Church would be unified in order for the world to respond to Him. “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:23). The enemy of the Church is secularism, a religion that says there is no God. When local congregations fail to come together as a collective voice and operate instead as individual silos in their community society is given over to the evils created as a result of an unbelieving society. Conversely, when the Body of Christ – the Church puts its collective resources together to solve societal...
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Take the City – Fort Mill, SC

Take the City is a movement that is impacting cities all over America. Our mission is to unify and mobilize the churches in cities to to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into their cities and see those cities forever changed. We want to invite you to this powerful one day training event where you will be encouraged, equipped and activated to share God’s love with people everywhere you go!

This training will involve times of worship, prayer, training, activites and outreaches out into the city. People of all ages and from various denominations are all welcomed to this training event. Our primary focus is to help equip every-day followers of Jesus Christ to grow in sharing the gospel and impacting the world around them.

Schedule:

  • 9am-12pm – Worship and Training
  • 12pm – Lunch Break Outreach
  • 2pm – Training
  • 5pm – Dinner Break Outreach
  • 7pm – Worship, Testimonies and Final Training Session