1 PETER 4:8-11

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.  Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

ACTS 6:1-7

1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.  Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.

And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Preaching Schedule

2 weeks in between The King and His Cross and Advent
4 weeks of Advent
1 week December 30th – TBD

Jan-Feb – Jesus and His Church
March-May 5th – Doctrine
May 12 – Sep/October – Ephesians
Sep/October November – TBD
December – Advent

January-December – The Acts of the Apostles

Weekly Gathering Schedule (switching to 10am on August 5th)

8:30am Setup
9-9:30am Prayer and Scripture reading
9:30-10am Fellowship
10:00am-12:00pm Worship Gathering

Order of Worship Gathering

1. Welcome and Opening Prayer
2. 2 Songs as a call to worship
3. Sermon Scripture Read by Church Member (followed by intro video)
4. Sermon
5. Prayer and reflection and invitation to come and be prayed for or be counseled
6. Scripture as a call to Sing read by a worship leader
7. Song to begin Celebration
8. Invitation to Come to Jesus, be baptized, invitation to joyfully give financially, and to partake of the Lord’s Supper
9. 2-3 Songs in Celebration
10. Announcements
11. Scripture and Benediction
12. Counseling

Gathering Weekly Responsibilities

1. Chairs, Bibles, Pens, Info cards, Religion vs Gospel cards, floor
2. Coffee (brew + setup), Communion (Wine, Juice, Bread), Donuts (Chandler Road), empty trash, make sure air is off at end of Gathering
3. Sound and Lights
4. Slides
5. Children
6. Prayer Counselors
7. Sermon Scripture reader
8. Community Group connector

Lead Deacons Needed

1. Librarian
2. Accountant/Financial Records
3. Love Muskogee Director
4. Media Director – website, artwork, design
5. Worship Director
6. Worship Gathering Director
7. Ekklesia Kids Director
8. Community Groups Director
9. Discipleship Groups Director

Deacons Needed

1. Set up for Gatherings
2. Coffee/Communion for Gatherings
3. Sound and Lights for Gatherings
4. Slides for Gatherings
5. Worship Leader(s)
6. Ekklesia Kids Volunteers
7. Prayer Counselors for gatherings
8. Community Group Leaders for new groups
9. Community Group connectors for Gatherings
10. Discipleship Group Leaders for new groups

Start meeting weekly with a person of the same sex to disciple them

Pray together, read the Bible/a book together, and ask and answer questions to help them walk with Jesus on stay on mission with his Church.

What else?

What can we be doing better as a church to reach the lost and disciple the saved in Muskogee and the surrounding areas?