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Topic: Evangelism

How the Gospel Moves From Friend to Friend, Part 1

How the Gospel Moves From Friend To Friend

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

PJ speaks on the importance of friendship evangelism and offers practical tips for becoming more effective messengers of Christ.

Go Home

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Speaker: Donnie Griggs

Text: Mark 5:1-20

Every Christian has a story loaded with mercy and grace. It's a story with Jesus as the central hero, and it must be told.

Mission Weekend 2016

Why We Moved To The Bad Part Of Town

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Speaker: Eric So, Lisa So, Matt Chung, Paula Chung

Discover the gospel opportunities that have led these two couples to move into low-income housing.

Mission Weekend 2016

What Controls My Neighbors?

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Speaker: Tammy S

Learn to recognize the three fundamental motivations that shape cultural behavior around the world.

Mission Weekend 2016

Welcome To Discovery Bible Studies

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Speaker: Marshal S

Find out how to study the Bible with people from other nations and religions using this powerful method.

Mission Weekend 2016

The One Minute Gospel Workshop

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Speaker: Heather Pulkstenis, Keith Welton

Learn how to share the key elements of the gospel in any context in just 60 seconds!

Mission Weekend 2016

South Lake Elementary School: A Vision For Community Transformation

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Speaker: Celeste King

Find out how this gifted and passionate educator is affecting the lives of her students and their community.

Mission Weekend 2016

Social Justice And Mercy In South Africa

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Speaker: Craig Botha

PJ’s friend and colleague from South Africa shares stories about his church’s efforts to overcome the effects of Apartheid.

Mission Weekend 2016

Reaching The Unreached In Your Own Backyard

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Speaker: Boto Joseph

Learn how to recognize and reach out to unreached peoples living in our own community.

Mission Weekend 2016

Meet Our Partners In Japan And Uganda

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Enjoy this chance to hear brief reports from two of our most respected church-planting partners.

Mission Weekend 2016

Learning To Be Good Samaritans

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Speaker: Chip Grange, David Payne, Jennifer Cloutier, Rob Grange, Susan Jansen

Hear how these CLC members have embraced unique opportunities to love their neighbors.

Mission Weekend 2016

Learning From The Pros

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Speaker: Jaye Matthews, Russell Isler

Interact with representatives from three organizations that are effectively serving Montgomery County.

Mission Weekend 2016

How Not To Be An Ugly American

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Speaker: Beth K, Claude Allen

A crash course in how to avoid the most common (and harmful) cultural blunders that Americans make.

Mission Weekend 2016

Church Planting Adventures In Central Asia

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Speaker: James Cha

Come hear the stories that made James Cha one of our most influential “Perspectives” instructors.

Mission Weekend 2016

Can I Share My Faith At Work?

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Speaker: Dwight Chamberlain

What are the legal risks and biblical values that should inform my evangelism on the job?

Mission Weekend 2016

Bible Story Telling To Point To Christ

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Drawing from her years of experience in Afghanistan, Debra will share the Bible’s stories as a single narrative of the gospel.

Outwards

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

Text: Colossians 4:5-6

Wise, outward Christians befriend unbelievers and provide gracious answers to their questions about faith.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 2

What Disciple Making Looks Like

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12

Making disciples of Jesus involves loving, personal relationships where a Christian helps another person follow Jesus by guiding them in Christian faith and life through their encouragement and example.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 1

Being Disciples Who Make Disciples

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus’ authority over all things and his presence at all times means we can and must make disciples of all people.

We Owe the Gospel to the Nations

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Speaker: David Platt

Text: Romans 1:1-17

Possession of the gospel creates a sense of obligation to reach all peoples with the gospel.

Discipleship

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Speaker: Keith Welton

This message gives an overview of the command, task, and goal of discipleship. It helps us understand these in the context of our small group ministry and how we incorporate a maturing and outreach element to small groups.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 11

Look Upward, Reach Outward

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Speaker: Kenneth Maresco

Text: Colossians 4:2-6

Christians are called to reach others with the gospel, which requires God to open doors for his message. Are we asking him to do that?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 77

The Great Commission

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission isn’t great because we are great. It is great because Jesus is great. He has all authority and he will always be with us.

Worthy14, Part 2

Make Disciples

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Speaker: Jon Smith

Text: Matthew 4:19

Amazing truth from this simple verse: Jesus makes us disciples that make other disciples. Our call is to follow Christ.

Declare His Glory Among the Nations

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Psalms 96

Being worshippers of the living God means joining his purpose to declare his glory to the nations.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 4

The Mustard Seed and Leaven

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 13:31-35

The kingdom of heaven is marked by astonishing growth and unchecked influence according to God’s unfailing plan.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 2

The Sower

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:1-11

The parable of the sower teaches about the character of the kingdom of God and calls us to self-reflection: how have I responded to the message of Jesus?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 32

Persecuted with Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 10:16-33

To be with Jesus in his mission is to be with him in suffering persecution.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 31

Sent by Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 10:1-25

To be with Jesus is to be with him in his mission.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 8

You Are Salt and Light

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 5:13-16

Followers of Jesus Christ are salt and light, influencing and illuminating the world, putting on display good works that bring glory to God their Father.

Answers to Hard Questions, Part 4

Why Christianity?

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Speaker: Keith Welton

This session explains why the Christian faith is so compelling and seeks to model an amicable way to share it clearly with others.

Answers to Hard Questions, Part 3

How Do You Deal with the Problem of Yourself?

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Speaker: Jon Smith

Text: Romans 7

Jon walks through the problem of dealing with our own failures and shortcoming and helps us see how the gospel imparts hope.

Answers to Hard Questions, Part 2

The Questions of Evil and Hell

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Speaker: Keith Welton

If God is good, why is there evil? If God is loving, why does he send people to hell?

Women Passionate for God's Glory, Part 3

A Passion for Holiness: The Life of Frances Ridley Havergal

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Speaker: Sharon James

Text: 1 John 1:5-2:6

Frances Ridley Havergal, who was to become one of the best-known Christian writers of the nineteenth century, was born in 1836 in a tiny hamlet in the depths of the Worcestershire countryside in England. She chose to serve as a single woman, and throughout her short life (she died at the age of 42), she was engaged in a range of extraordinarily productive ministries. Her hymn, “Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee,” sums up the passion of her life.

Women Passionate for God's Glory, Part 2

A Passion for Mission: The Life of Ann Judson

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Speaker: Sharon James

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were among the first group of American missionaries to go overseas. Ann served with her husband in Burma from 1813 until her death in 1826 at the early age of 37. This teaching takes a look at Ann's life and testimony so that we might learn from her consecration to Christ, her confidence in the sovereignty of God, her determination to be faithful to Scripture whatever the cost, her submission to the will of God in times of suffering and her willingness to persevere in the work of the gospel through times of seemingly little success.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 2

How Can We Get Started with One to One Bible Reading?

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Speaker: David Helm

Getting started is as simple as pray, ask, and meet. However, it isn't easy because asking and meeting requires putting to death fear.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 1

Why Should We Do One to One Bible Reading?

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Speaker: David Helm

One to one Bible reading invites everyone to benefit from the total sufficiency, absolute authority, and dynamic potency of God's Word.

What God Can Do

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Speaker: Mark Lauterbach

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Scripture gives you reasons for expectant faith as you relate to, love, serve, and explain the gospel to people outside of Christ.

The Servant’s Reward

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Speaker: Greg S.

Text: Isaiah 49:1-7

What reward could adequately honor the sacrifice of our Servant Savior?

Choice, Promise, Motivation

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Speaker: J.D. Greear

Text: John 12:24-28

The life of the nations comes only through the death of the church.

We Promote What We Prize

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Speaker: Jon Smith

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

God is worthy to be made known and proclaimed for who he is, and that fact is fundamental to our engagement in evangelism. Evangelism exists because worship does not, and evangelism will exist in our lives to the extent that worship does in our hearts.

Work: Why It Matters, Part 3

The Mission: Work as Ministry

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Genesis 2:15

How does your work further the mission of God? Work furthers the mission by providing opportunities to extend common grace, share the word of God, give of our harvest, and much more.

Bringing the Gospel Home

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Speaker: Randy Newman

Text: Colossians 4:2-6

Why is sharing the gospel with family so difficult? The stakes are so high that witnessing to those we know well takes time, love, and a demonstration of the comprehensive blessings of the Christian faith.

Questioning Evangelism

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Speaker: Randy Newman

All Christians need to learn to declare the gospel clearly and defend it by engaging others with good questions. As God gives grace, we can overcome the obstacles of our fear and the world's lack of receptivity.

Raised with Christ: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Part 3

Resurrection and Mission

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Resurrection life is life lived for the mission of advancing the fame of Jesus.

World Religions, Part 4

Hinduism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the beliefs and important concepts in Hinduism.

World Religions, Part 3

Buddhism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the origins, beliefs and basic practices of Buddhism.

World Religions, Part 2

Judaism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the history, beliefs, and basic practices of Judaism.