Greetings E-news Friends,
Are work and worship two separate parts of our life? It is interesting that the Biblical view of work and worship is not segregated. So, how does work and worship become one? That is what we will unpack this Sunday. This is a precursor to the national conference we will host here at Briarcliff on October 5: “A Church for Monday” (see below). These are extremely important areas of life to pull together because we spend a major part of our life at work of some kind, even in retirement.
The prayer focus this next week will be a follow-up on the message, “Work as Worship.” You can find the Prayer Guide on our website, pick up a copy at the information booth, or sign up to receive the daily text by texting the word PRAY to 94090.
A Church for Monday Conference
On Saturday, October 5, Briarcliff Church will host a nationally broadcasted conference, Common Good 2019: A Church for Monday. The event will be from 9 AM to 3 PM This conference is designed for anyone who wants to connect faith in Christ to the work they do every day, whether you work at home, an office, or a factory. Register today for A Church for Monday and select Briarcliff Church as your site so you can join us to hear from business leaders, pastors, and scholars on how to connect our faith in Christ to our everyday work.
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you for your generous donations enabling us to pack 600 shoeboxes that will have an eternal impact on the children around the world who receive them. We are still in need of socks, underwear, and solid color t-shirts. You can find the details on our Operation Christmas Child page. We deeply appreciation those of you have contributed to the shipping of the boxes. We are still short of reaching our goal. Please place your gift in an offering envelope and mark “OCC” or designate “missions” in your online giving.
E-News Gets a Make-Over
Beginning next Friday, Oct. 4, you will notice a slight difference in our weekly E-News because we are changing email platforms. If you are already receiving this weekly email, there is no action you need to take. Instead of the email coming from , it will now come from and will have a slightly different look. Since the new email will be coming from a different server, if you do not find it in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder.
Thanks to you who have sent in your story. If you are a Christian, you have a story of your life before Christ, how you came to Christ, and your life after coming to Christ. It would be great to hear your story. Send it to . Keep it to one page, font size 12.
OUR VISION AND WHAT IT MEANS
“Our vision is to be a passionate people about transformational discipleship.” Most everyone is passionate about something. What are you passionate about? Jesus was passionate about making disciples and commissioned us to do the same.
Transformational Discipleship begins in first, helping unbelievers learn and know Jesus personally, second, helping other believers continue to learn and grow in community, and third, seeking to learn more ourselves in community with others. Ultimately, we must be passionate about transformation—seeing the nature of Christ formed in us and others. This is Christ’s plan to change the world and there is not a plan “B.”
If you were not able to hear the message a few weeks ago on the Vision of our Church, take a moment to visit our Sermons page and listen now.