Church Member Meeting Recap
We maintain three regular church member meetings a year.
These are strategic moments in our life together as a congregation. Our pastors lead us through updates, testimonies, church business, and church vision. We laugh, we ask questions, we pray, and we celebrate. That's a members meeting at Sovereign Grace Church.
This last Sunday we gathered in the Woman's Club gardens to cover a number of topics.
Our Deaconate Ministry
Church Financial Update
Church Planting Plans
That last category was a new one for us. It's never been covered in a members meeting and it was exciting. Here is the adaptation from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Planting Manual that Pastor Eric referenced.
One of the most basic questions asked of anyone who is involved in church planting is, "Why are you starting a new church?" Implied is the question: "Aren't there already enough churches here?”
Three reasons found in the New Testament:
- When a specific, unusual opportunity to plant a church occurs. (Acts 11, Acts 17, 1 Thessalonians 1)
- When a center of population and influence needs the ministry of a new church. (Acts 16, Philippians 4)
- When fellow believers need our help to carry on what Christ has begun among them. (Acts 18, Acts 19)
May we all press in and pray more fervently for our small corner of the universe. Orange County is bursting at the seams with people who need Jesus.