Join us Saturday, May 5 from 9am until 1pm as we have a huge yard sale! There will be something for everyone! In addition to the yard sale tables, we will have a bake sale where you may purchase homemade goodies.
If you would like to rent space at our yard sale, please contact (graceinstoreredland at gmail dot com).
Ladies are invited to join together for Bible Study where we learn from God’s Word, from our lesson, and from one another! We have two groups that meet on Tuesdays, one in the morning and one in the evening. … (more)
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Men, age 16 and up, are invited to join us for the spring study series! Are you ready for maximum impact in your quest for deep friendships and battle for living rightly? Then join a men’s small group study! Session guidebooks are $10 apiece.
Questions? See Matt Horton or contact the Church Office. … (more)
Come join a new Sunday School class on “Work as Worship” by JD Greear on RightNow Media. This 6 session study will be facilitated by Rob Burba in room D209/210. Many Christians compartmentalize their faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. This study is focused on challenging all of us to consider the reason God calls us to work. Whatever your work is, you’ll be motivated to look beyond how your job makes you feel and see purpose and significance in your work.
Rumpus @the ROC has been canceled on April 19, but will return on April 26.
Rumpus @the ROC will not meet on April 19, but will return on April 26!
In the fall of 2017, our staff decided to invite Dr. Randy Millwood from our BCMD staff to help us determine how we might help Redland to become a more efficient tool for furthering God’s kingdom. Randy suggested the Church Health Assessment—a study he and other faculty of New Orleans Seminary had developed a few years back. We liked that idea so we set the dates. We enlisted the respondents (30 Redlanders carefully chosen to reflect the age, gender, marital status, and length of church membership tenure, etc. of our church). The idea was to assemble a “little Redland” to help us get a picture of the “bigger Redland. The surveys were carefully tabulated, and on April 7 about 60 Redlanders gathered to hear the results and to brainstorm some ways we could use the results.
Here are a couple things the survey revealed:
1.) We have a very healthy church.
2.) The results reflected the vision focus for 2018—our need to do a better job of connecting with each other and the lost in our community.
Our staff will with Randy to get suggestions on next steps, and continues to review the results. We want to accomplish those goals with you, not for you.
Copies of the results were sent out attached to an e-mail and are also available on the table in the back of the Sanctuary, or contact the church office for a copy.
Starting Monday, April 9, Redland Recreation goes Ultimate.
From 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM will be hosting ultimate frisbee games in the fields behind the youth barn.
As of now it is for ages 18 and up only and will be held if the weather permits. So come join us for some ultimate fun!
This Sunday we will launch a new leadership series during Fuel that focuses on the “doing” side of leadership. This first lesson examines the leadership idea of focus preceding success. We defined this as “maintaining a single-minded focus on the chosen goal in order to experience success in one’s mission.” Focus transforms our lives, blocks out distractions, and creates entire team success. Our students will also examine the story of Noah in Genesis 6–7 and see how his focus helped save humanity. Noah is a great example of a leader who remained focused, even in the midst of great adversity.
Here are some questions you could ask your teenager about this week’s lesson to get some conversation flowing:
- What kinds of things regularly try to steal your focus and attention away from God?
- What traits or characteristics or habits define a person who is focused?
- Why do you think God wants us to be people of focus?
Have a great week!
Consider this verse related to our Core Belief on Man, which we’ll cover this Sunday in Sunday School.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Gen 1:27-28 NIV)
And this one.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psa 139:13-14 NIV)
Our Core Belief this week is all about who we are as “Man” – humanity, men and women made in God’s image. Think about the cultural questions this topic touches on today:
- Where do we find value for human life?
- Is abortion okay, and when does life begin?
- Is gender fluid?
- What does God say about sexuality?
- Am I important?
- Why should I protect those who are weaker in society?
- Is my worth found in my abilities, the contribution I make to society, or something else?
- Do we have to worry about overpopulation?
Use this handout and choose an issue to talk about this week with your youth.