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TOWNHALL MEETING   CONCLUSION: MARCH 17, 2013
In the next TWOyears, this shall  be our theme:
OUTCOME
What kind ofchurch willHope EFC be?
WHY WE ARE HERETHE CHURCH EXISTS TO GLORIFY GOD AND TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER
What it meanspersonally andcorporately is….
“Our first love and truejoy is found in a passion     for God’s glory”                Our MISSION is tonurture a church wh...
In order to fulfil this MISSION, weshall ensure that the church and all  its activities are centered on theone thing that ...
The THREE ways the Gospel-at-  the-centre is expressed are…
DOCTRINAL                                  PERSONALJesus died and rose                        God’s grace changesagain for...
…which is alreadyspelled out in ourVision Statement,        ie:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL  DISCIPLE THE BODYSERVE THE COMMUNITY
What are we going  to do about it?
In other words,   what priorities should we pursueto fulfil our vision?
SIMPLIFY STRUCTURE      [CELL CHURCH]     FAMILY ORIENTED  INVOLVED MEMBERSHIPINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP    ELDER GOVERNANCE...
Our structure,church governmentand bodylife must  serve our goals
Proclaim   
 PREACH        • Whole counsel of Scripture        • Gospel-centered        • Opportunity and emphasis          on sharin...
Disciple   
 DISCIPLE         •   Personal spiritual discipline         •   Cell Group & mentoring         •   Teaching sessions     ...
Engage   
 ENGAGE       • Seek peace and justice       • Build bridges across         racial/religious divide       • Needy & disad...
The church is US.To make it work, we need to ask    ourselves:
“So, what can I do as a  member of Christ’s  body in Hope EFC?”
Some areas ofbodylife that offer     service  opportunities
CHURCH MINISTRY: Worship,Musicians, AV/Media, Hospitality,Property Maintenance, SanctuaryService, Ushers, Communion, Visit...
As Christ’s Body,  the church is defined by thefollowing values:
Acceptable Worship          Love of the BrethrenLiving   Love for Strangersout the   Love for under-privileged  Good     ...
Of course, we needto bathe our plans   in PRAYER…
Some plans for the year
1May:Church Camp
2June:Homeschooling andParenting Dialogue
3July-August:Tim Keller Study
5August:Jason Fong’s Workshop
6November:Evangelistic dinner
7Intro to SystematicTheology: RC Sproul
8Community:Joint-church outreach    We pray and work towards uniting churches in Wangsa Maju-    Setapak in seeking common...
Soli Deo Gloria…  For the Glory of God alone!
Townhall 2013   conclusion revised
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Townhall 2013 conclusion revised

  1. 1. TOWNHALL MEETING CONCLUSION: MARCH 17, 2013
  2. 2. In the next TWOyears, this shall be our theme:
  3. 3. OUTCOME
  4. 4. What kind ofchurch willHope EFC be?
  5. 5. WHY WE ARE HERETHE CHURCH EXISTS TO GLORIFY GOD AND TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER
  6. 6. What it meanspersonally andcorporately is….
  7. 7. “Our first love and truejoy is found in a passion for God’s glory” Our MISSION is tonurture a church whose members are able to live out this truth authentically and consistently
  8. 8. In order to fulfil this MISSION, weshall ensure that the church and all its activities are centered on theone thing that matters: the GOSPEL
  9. 9. The THREE ways the Gospel-at- the-centre is expressed are…
  10. 10. DOCTRINAL PERSONALJesus died and rose God’s grace changesagain for our salvation hearts and motives SOCIAL Gospel impacts society with new order
  11. 11. …which is alreadyspelled out in ourVision Statement, ie:
  12. 12. PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL DISCIPLE THE BODYSERVE THE COMMUNITY
  13. 13. What are we going to do about it?
  14. 14. In other words, what priorities should we pursueto fulfil our vision?
  15. 15. SIMPLIFY STRUCTURE [CELL CHURCH] FAMILY ORIENTED INVOLVED MEMBERSHIPINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP ELDER GOVERNANCE COMMON VALUES
  16. 16. Our structure,church governmentand bodylife must serve our goals
  17. 17. Proclaim 
  18. 18.  PREACH • Whole counsel of Scripture • Gospel-centered • Opportunity and emphasis on sharing the Gospel • Engage in mission Primacy of preaching ministry Bible as authority, Gospel as focus Habit of evangelism – training, opportunities, personal, corporate Witness in word and deed Involvement in mission
  19. 19. Disciple 
  20. 20.  DISCIPLE • Personal spiritual discipline • Cell Group & mentoring • Teaching sessions • Church discipline • Spiritual gifts • Service as discipleship Spiritual disciplines – Bible reading, prayer, baptism Every member in a cell group Leaders must take lead in mentoring Body life responsibility – seekers, visitors, fringe members In regular fellowship with church “How is your walk with the Lord?”
  21. 21. Engage 
  22. 22.  ENGAGE • Seek peace and justice • Build bridges across racial/religious divide • Needy & disadvantaged • Cultivate body life • Service in the church Avenues and opportunities for engagement in community Every member in a ministry – church and/or community Build gospel-centered relationships Sri Semarak, Myanmar, Orang Asli, Hospitality, Maintenance, Worship Teams
  23. 23. The church is US.To make it work, we need to ask ourselves:
  24. 24. “So, what can I do as a member of Christ’s body in Hope EFC?”
  25. 25. Some areas ofbodylife that offer service opportunities
  26. 26. CHURCH MINISTRY: Worship,Musicians, AV/Media, Hospitality,Property Maintenance, SanctuaryService, Ushers, Communion, VisitationCELL GROUP: Join one, start one,Bible-study Buddy, Mentoringrelationship, Prayer, PastoralCOMMUNITY: Sri Semarak, Myanmar,Orang Asli, Disadvantaged/needy,Compassion Box, Social Justice,Evangelism
  27. 27. As Christ’s Body, the church is defined by thefollowing values:
  28. 28. Acceptable Worship Love of the BrethrenLiving Love for Strangersout the Love for under-privileged Good Christian family life Sharing lifestyle News Shared Leadership Sound Teaching Shame and Suffering Based on BEDROCK: A Vision for the Local Church By David Pryor
  29. 29. Of course, we needto bathe our plans in PRAYER…
  30. 30. Some plans for the year
  31. 31. 1May:Church Camp
  32. 32. 2June:Homeschooling andParenting Dialogue
  33. 33. 3July-August:Tim Keller Study
  34. 34. 5August:Jason Fong’s Workshop
  35. 35. 6November:Evangelistic dinner
  36. 36. 7Intro to SystematicTheology: RC Sproul
  37. 37. 8Community:Joint-church outreach We pray and work towards uniting churches in Wangsa Maju- Setapak in seeking common objectives
  38. 38. Soli Deo Gloria… For the Glory of God alone!

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