Kingdom Culture | week 6 | the value of sending

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February 25, 2018

“One day as He saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.”
– Matthew 5.1,2 (NLT)

The Sermon on the Mount is arguably the greatest sermon ever preached. Today, nearly 2000 years later, it serves as one of the greatest expositions on the culture of the Kingdom of Heaven. In His treatise, Jesus articulates the vision, core values, and cultural lifestyle that ought to distinguish those under His dominion. As a church family, we believe that the ways in which we manifest this culture are distinct and unique.

As such, this year’s winter series will be focused on these ideas, specifically…
the Kingdom “win” and what it means to be a participator in it
the values that define Kingdom citizens and how we can specifically walk them out
the cultural lifestyle that distinguishes the King’s people from the cultures around them
This Sunday, Chad will continue our series focusing on the values that define us as a church family and as citizens of the Kingdom of God. Don’t miss it…

Kingdom Culture | week 5 | the value of transformation

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February 18, 2018

“One day as He saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.”
– Matthew 5.1,2 (NLT)

The Sermon on the Mount is arguably the greatest sermon ever preached. Today, nearly 2000 years later, it serves as one of the greatest expositions on the culture of the Kingdom of Heaven. In His treatise, Jesus articulates the vision, core values, and cultural lifestyle that ought to distinguish those under His dominion. As a church family, we believe that the ways in which we manifest this culture are distinct and unique.

As such, this year’s winter series will be focused on these ideas, specifically…
the Kingdom “win” and what it means to be a participator in it
the values that define Kingdom citizens and how we can specifically walk them out
the cultural lifestyle that distinguishes the King’s people from the cultures around them

This Sunday, Chad will continue our series focusing on the values that define us as a church family and as citizens of the Kingdom of God. Don’t miss it…

Heart of Worship | week 7 | the wrap up

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October 29, 2017

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.”
-Romans 12.1 MSG

Over the last several weeks, we’ve discussed the idea that worship is our gift of participation in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We’ve discussed how this tangibly relates to many aspects of our daily lives and what it looks like to live this out in relevant ways. But, we still have questions…

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan, Jamie, Brian, and Mandy participate in a panel discussion answering real questions generated by real folks within the DCC family. Don’t miss this final segment in our heart of worship series, The Wrap Up.

Heart of Worship | week 6 | word & prayer

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October 22, 2017

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”
-John 4.23 NKJV

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to “spiritual disciplines” like the study of scripture and prayer?

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Chad takes us through the sixth segment in our heart of worship series, The Word & Prayer.

The Heart of Worship | week 5 | worship at the table

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October 15, 2017

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… Day by day continuing with one mind…breaking bread together house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God… (Acts 2.42,46 NASB)”

Don’t miss this special gathering “picnic audio” from the Caledonia Lakeside Park, as we continue our series, The Heart of Worship, with the fifth segment, WORSHIP AT THE TABLE.

The Heart of Worship | week 4 | worship through giving

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October 8, 2017

“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9.7 NASB).”

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to the subject of giving? This conversation can get somewhat tricky due to the diversity of opinions, excesses and abuses in the Church historically and even today. And yet, DCC has always been vocal about cultivating a culture of generosity in giving. Consistent, intentional, and generous giving is so core to the heart of DCC that we would be remiss not to discuss this in the greater conversation of worship – especially given that the offering of gifts of value has been seen throughout the generations as an opportunity to worship God.

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan takes us through the fourth segment in our series, The Heart of Worship… WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING.

The Heart of Worship | week 3 | worship through vocation

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October 1, 2017

Worship is not a perfunctory duty. It is not obligatory in nature. In fact, worship in any vehicle is always…
Responsive
Relational
Transformational
If worship is our gift of participating in the life of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then does worship look like outside of the Sunday morning Church environment? What would it be like to “worship” on Monday morning in a staff meeting, or on Thursday at school?

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan takes us through the third segment in our series, The Heart of Worship… WORSHIP THROUGH VOCATION.

#dccgr #JesusGR #cityworshipnights

A Still More Excellent Way… part 3 | limitless value | July 23, 2017

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“…But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…”
Romans 5.8 (NASB)

Kevan wraps up our current series entitled, “A Still More Excellent Way,” exploring what it means to love those around us…
Part 1 | The Life Raft Syndrome
Part 2 | Everyday Idolatry
Part 3 | Limitless Value
Join us as we take a closer look at what it means to “owe nothing to anyone except to love one another”. Don’t miss it.

A Still More Excellent Way… part 2 | everyday idolatry | July 16, 2017

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“…Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law…”
Romans 13.8 (NASB)

Kevan continues our current series entitled, “A Still More Excellent Way,” exploring what it means to love those around us…
Part 1 | The Life Raft Syndrome
Part 2 | Everyday Idolatry
Part 3 | Limitless Value
Join us as we take a closer look at what it means to “owe nothing to anyone except to love one another”. Don’t miss it.

A Still More Excellent Way… part 1 | the life raft syndrome | July 9, 2017

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“…But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way…”
1 Corinthians 12.31 (NASB)

Kevan begins a new 3 part series titled, “A Still More Excellent Way,” exploring what it means to love those around us…
Part 1 | The Life Raft Syndrome
Part 2 | Everyday Idolatry
Part 3 | Limitless Value
Join us as we take a closer look at what it means to “owe nothing to anyone except to love one another”.