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Aug 25, 2013

Renew Sunday 2013

Preacher: Dwayne Milioni

Series: Renew Sunday

Category: Message


Fall 2013

Walking in God’s grace to fulfil Christ’s mission for his church

Our Purpose

Open Door exists as a gospel-centered community of transformed believers committed to loving God as our foremost desire and making disciples of Jesus Christ in our community and throughout the world. This local church shall be built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ who is the head of the church and its code of conduct in all affairs shall be the Word of God as revealed in the Bible. [Matthew 22:35-50; 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:19-22; 2 Timothy 3:16,17]

Our Mission

All those who unite with the fellowship of this church shall joyfully co-labor together to fulfill our mission which is summarized by the following terms: Believe, Live, Share, Multiply. Therefore, as a church we will:

Our Mission

BELIEVE in the fullness of God’s gospel

LIVE out our faith through authentic, cross-cultural biblical fellowship

SHARE the good news of salvation with others

MULTIPLY disciples and churches to the glory of Christ and his kingdom

To this end, we will focus our time, talents and financial treasures as we serve our local church for our Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill this mission.

Believe the Gospel

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Believe the Gospel

As a church, we are committed to know God through his Word so we can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) and be true worshipers who worship both in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Believe the Gospel

-Expository preaching and teaching

-Gospel-driven discipleship groups and Bible studies

- Scripturally saturated, Spirit-empowered corporate worship

- Christ-centered children’s and youth ministries

Live the gospel

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Live the gospel

CareGroup life is an essential part of our church:

- allows us to go deeper in our relationships with one other

- allows us to care for each other and achieve a deeper level of spiritual growth

- allows us to serve the church and our community together

- allows us to be multi-cultural

Live the gospel

Share the gospel

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Share the gospel

-Triangle will remain the fastest growing area in the U.S. through 2025, reaching nearly 2 million people.

-The world is now at our doorsteps

-We need to be a “coming” and “going” people



Share the gospel

-Take the opportunity to have gospel conversations on a weekly basis

-Be the one who tells someone that God loves them and desires to forgive them through faith in Jesus

-Open up your life, home, hobbies, church to others as way to reach them


Multiply the gospel

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation Romans 15:20

Multiply the gospel

-Open Door is a multiplying church

- As we grow, we need more members making disciples and supporting church plants

- Our plants are growing and establishing themselves in their communities

- The NACPF is now a nationally recognized resource for churches who desire to multiply themselves

Multiply the gospel


Fulfilling Our Mission

To this end, we will focus our time, talents and financial treasures as we serve our local church for our Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill this mission.

- Commit time for corporate worship, CareGroup Life and outreach

- Commit your talents to serve your church

- Commit your financial resources to exceed our ministry expenses and advance the kingdom

Fulfilling Our Mission

Annual Christmas and Easter offerings

- will allow for some much needed renovation in our current facility

- will allow us to provide financial gifts for partnering ministries in our community

- will allow us to give to our national and international church planting efforts through the NACPF and the Cooperative Program of the SBC.

- Will combine our requests for giving beyond our regular offering.