COMMUNITY
30 Day Challenge

Last week we wrapped up our K-Group focus on authentic community. This week we have been concentrating on what it means to TRULY worship our God. I am convinced that we cannot worship God Biblically if we are not in fellowship with His people.

I came across this powerful video which reminds me (and hopefully you) of one of the major reasons we have a ministry such as K-Groups. LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS. Your life depends on it!

 

JOIN a K-Group or START ONE today and give others the BLESSING of LIFE! Contact: Tre’ Clark (tre@brittonchurch.com).

5 Qualities of the Church
Acts 2:40-47

30daychurchchallenge_300X250-2It was a pretty somber day. The hopes and dreams for liberation had come to an end. For three years they had witnessed His authority and they had even experienced His power. He was so influential that He was able to convince them to leave their family trades. In exchange, they could potentially be abandoned by their families, possibly imprisoned, maybe – if they were lucky – they would be martyred? They thought He was the One. They expected Him to free them from the tyranny of Rome, but He was murdered like all the rest. If it could happen to Him, it could happen to anyone. And so, as they hunkered down in a room behind locked doors, in fear for their lives, they contemplated – “What next?” Who’s going to rise to take up the cause? Well, fast forward to the book of Acts.

The Book of Acts paints a totally different picture of the apostles and early followers of Jesus than what we find in the gospels. Continue reading “5 Qualities of the Church
Acts 2:40-47”

Rise to the Challenge

30daychurchchallenge_300X250-2At the beginning of each year people challenge themselves in all sorts of ways. Resolutions are being made to eat healthier, to be better parents, to read a certain number of books a month, to make better choices about relationships, and the list goes on and on. As the new semester of K-Groups approaches, I’d like you to consider taking a challenge as a church.

The 30 Day Church Challenge is a “multi-tiered discipleship program.” This powerful campaign will challenge church members to:

  1. DEVOTE themselves to authentic community and learn that church is not a building you go to, but a family you belong to. (Acts 2:44)
  2. DEVELOP a worship lifestyle and discover a closer walk with God. (Acts 2:46-47)
  3. COMMIT to spiritual growth through Bible study and prayer. (Acts 2:42)
  4. EMBRACE stewardship and a generous lifestyle and learn to manage their God-given resources – time, talents, and treasures. (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35)
  5. ENGAGE in reaching out to others with the Gospel through theirs words, their love, and their life. (Acts 2:47)

SO! Who’s up for the challenge?

I WILL take the challenge.

K-Groups
Kommunity in the Community

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Are you reaching your God-given potential?

Are you ready for more out of your church attendance?

What does your life look like in the areas of: Community, Worship, Spiritual Growth, Stewardship, and Outreach?

Are your strengths being sufficiently utilized by the church? What are your strengths?

Join a K-Group today and get ready for the Challenge of your life! Church isn’t a building! It’s a Body of committed followers of Jesus who are filled with His Spirit, to do His work, for His glory, that His name be lifted up so that He can save the lost and equip them to serve.

Sign up toady to JOIN A K-GROUP! ACT NOW! Groups are filling up quickly!

For information about our small group ministry OR to start your own K-Group please contact Tre’ Clark (405) 521-7814 OR tre@brittonchurch.com.

 

Share Your SPIRITUAL Gift this Christmas!!

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1 Corinthians 12:4-7

4 There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given by the same Spirit.5 There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord.6 There are different ways to work. But the same God makes it possible for all of us to have all those different things. 7 The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all.

God has equipped you to serve His people!

Prayerfully consider using your gifts to minister to BCC by HOSTING or FACILITATING a K-Group in the coming semester. The new semester kicks off on January 11th with a large group gathering at BCC and a leader’s meeting.

A quote from PASTOR RICK WARREN:

“…You’ve also got to have a weekly small group. Nobody has a complete perspective on life. Every one of us has blinders on. The people in your small group can see things in your life you can’t see. That’s why we need each other! You learn from the people in your small group as you encourage each other and your roots go deeper” (emphasis added).

We are looking to introduce several NEW group options for connecting our church at the heart!

Please contact Tré Clark: (405) 521-7814 OR tre@brittonchurch.com

The Gift of Community

GiftGivingWhy wait until Christmas to start unwrapping gifts?

And DON’T wait until New Years to resolve to change!

BCC has the gift that keeps on giving!

All you have to do is receive it!

I’m talking about the gift of community!

Every week K-Groups meet, throughout Oklahoma City and Edmond, building community among the people of God right here at BCC! This semester is almost over, but you can still enjoy the gift.

On January 11th, 2015 we will begin our new semester of K-Groups. I STRONGLY encourage and invite you to JOIN A K-GROUP!! There are groups for ALL AGES! If you can’t find the “right” group to be a part of – maybe God is calling you to start a new one.

Think about this way, if for some odd reason BCC lost its building, it would not loose its impact in the community nor its influence upon the people of God! Because the church is meeting in people’s homes!

Acts 2 and Acts 4 remind us of the importance and value of a community of Believers who are committed to the call of God to be a light in the darkness spurring each other on to good works!

I’d LOVE for you to connect with us! Give yourself the gift of community! And, invite someone else to enjoy that gift with you!

If you are interested in JOINING A K-GROUP or you would like to START A NEW GROUP, please CONTACT: Tre’ Clark at (405) 521-7814 or by email: tre@brittonchurch.com!

 

There’s No “I” in Team!
Romans 14:13-23

Unity In Times of DisagreementAny person who has ever played a team sport has heard their coach say, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” We’ve heard the phrase so much that it has become a cliché, but the phrase is absolutely true. If you have a line-up filled with individuals who put the team before their own goals and desires then you have the potential for greatness. On the other hand, if the mindset of the team follows another philosophy, “Every man for himself,” then you have a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t matter if the team is filled with talented individuals or not—if the athletes put their own goals before the goals of the team then they will fall far short of their potential.

There is a great example of what I’m talking about right here in our own backyard. In the OKC Thunder’s first season in Oklahoma City they had a 23-59 record. I wouldn’t call that hopeful, but the guys made a commitment, “Team First!” The next season the Thunder posted an amazing turn around record of 50-32! Pretty impressive huh?! In 2014 their record was an impressive 59-23! From 2010 until last season they’ve made the playoffs each year. To what do you attribute the turn around? Did they pick up LeBron in the offseason? Hardly. The nucleus of the team has remained the same: Durant, Westbrook, and Ibaka. What’s made the difference? The Thunder play together as a team and not as individuals trying to make a name for themselves.

Continue reading “There’s No “I” in Team!
Romans 14:13-23”

The Miracle of the Body – Romans 12:4-8

Our bodies are a marvelous, miraculous collection of cells, tissue, organs, and organized systems that cooperate and function together to make us the people that we are. Continue reading “The Miracle of the Body – Romans 12:4-8”

Maintaining the Gift of Unity
Ephesians 4:1-3

This morning we are going to focus our time together on the first three verses of the fourth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus. As I have studied these three verses this past week I have been drawn again and again to verse 3. Let’s read the first three verses, and as we do, please pay special attention to verse 3.

1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV)

We hear lots of talk today about “unity, peace, and harmony” and yet it seems that regardless of our best efforts unity continues to lie somewhere beyond our reach. It really doesn’t matter whether we are talking about unity on a national or community level, it seems like the more we yearn for unity, peace, and harmony the more convinced we are becoming that it just doesn’t seem possible. Continue reading “Maintaining the Gift of Unity
Ephesians 4:1-3”