Date & TimeEvery Sunday through March 06
Too many people have been hurt by unhealthy churches. Great churches make great impact. But what makes a “great church?” South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Heartbeat: Seven Values for a Healthy Church on Sunday, January 16, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
“The church at large has suffered many losses over the last few years,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “It’s time for the church to return to what really matters.”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this eight-part series, Heartbeat, as Pastor Matt inspires us with God’s heart for the local church.
1. New Path, Same Destination (John 3:16-17; John 15:8) – January 16: As we move into a new year, we set our mission before us again. South Bay Bible Church’s greatest desire is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. Though the path may look slightly different, the destination remains the same.
2. Lost People Matter (Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21) – January 23: In a dark world, many people are longing to be found. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. Lost people matter to Jesus, and they matter to us. We bring the life and light of Jesus to people by bringing the gospel to our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods.
3. Biblically Serious (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12-14) – January 30: God intended that the scriptures would serve for more than an aesthetically-pleasing coffee table. The Bible tells us about the beauty of God and how He relates to us. We choose to live and function under the authority and instruction of holy scripture for God’s glory and our joy.
4. Spirit-Led (John 6:63; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 5:16-26) – February 6: Father, Son, and…Holy Spirit? Some Christian circles overly emphasize the Holy Spirit, while some never speak of Him at all. The Holy Spirit is necessary for the life and vibrancy of the local church. We submit to the direction and deeper formation of the Holy Spirit in prayer, rest, and practice.
5. Committed Community (Psalm 133; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-13) – February 13: Everything is better when we do it together. In a fast-paced world, we tend to lose connection with those around us. The good news is we have been brought near to God and each other. We exist as a new family, devoted to one another, helping each other along as we all seek to follow Jesus faithfully.
6. Open Hands (Proverbs 11:24-25; 2 Corinthians 9:6; 1 Timothy 6:17-19) – February 20: In a consumeristic society, God is inviting us to become contributors. When we share in our abundance, we become participants in God’s work. We hold everything we are given with open hands in order to bless others and build His Kingdom here on earth.
7. Humble Servants (Mark 10:45; Philippians 2:3-11; 1 Peter 4:10) – February 27: Have you ever had someone say, “I love you,” but you found it hard to believe that because they did nothing to show it? Love is more than emotion. Love is a verb. The love we have come to experience is a supernatural love. We demonstrate the love of Jesus by faithfully serving our community.
8. Everyday Disciples (Matthew 6:10; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:13-14) – March 6: Our calling is too big to fit within a couple hours on Sunday. The walls of a church building can’t contain this abundant life. That’s why we bring it with us into every space, every moment. We believe the Kingdom comes when we follow Jesus in ordinary life and in an extraordinary mission.
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