Jul 9, 2017
Leading Like Jesus: People Can’t Follow Where You Don’t Lead
Do you get frustrated when your boss works less than you and then blames you for not being productive enough?  
 
That’s bad leadership; actually, it’s horrible.  It’s amazing how many people think leadership is about being a good manager more than it is about being the sharp tip of the spear.  Wanna know the difference? Listen to how leading like Jesus is a completely different kind of leadership this Sunday at LOC.
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  • Jul 9, 2017Leading Like Jesus: People Can’t Follow Where You Don’t Lead
    Jul 9, 2017
    Leading Like Jesus: People Can’t Follow Where You Don’t Lead
    Do you get frustrated when your boss works less than you and then blames you for not being productive enough?  
     
    That’s bad leadership; actually, it’s horrible.  It’s amazing how many people think leadership is about being a good manager more than it is about being the sharp tip of the spear.  Wanna know the difference? Listen to how leading like Jesus is a completely different kind of leadership this Sunday at LOC.
  • Jul 2, 2017Leading Like Jesus: Resident Leader
    Jul 2, 2017
    Leading Like Jesus: Resident Leader
    As we head into another celebration of our nation’s birth, it is appropriate to thank God for our freedoms, especially in regard to our religious expressions. Many Jesus followers, however, find it difficult to determine what is an acceptable level of participation in government. We frequently hear about the separation of church and state and can sometimes feel left in the lurch. What does a ‘good Christian citizen’ even look like?  What should I do if I disagree with elected leaders? Join us as we seek to answer these and other questions in our summer series ‘Leading like Jesus – Resident Leader’.
  • Jun 25, 2017Leading Like Jesus: Working It
    Jun 25, 2017
    Leading Like Jesus: Working It

    Our jobs and to-do lists sometimes seem to dictate and direct our lives. We can easily feel like our calendars are the masters and we are just the puppets. Maybe you wonder how your job could be doing anything for the ‘greater good’ of humanity – asking yourself ‘what’s the point?’. Before you throw in the towel on your various duties, take a deep breath and join us as we study the Bible. In our summer series called ‘Leading Like Jesus’, we examine God’s (surprising?) outlook on work, roles and faith.

     

  • Jun 18, 2017Leading Like Jesus: Father Figures
    Jun 18, 2017
    Leading Like Jesus: Father Figures
    Father’s Day is a mixed bag for our society. Some of us have fathers that we would like to celebrate, while others have fathers they would just as soon forget. Regardless of your personal relationship with your dad, the influence that they can have on their family and the world should not be taken lightly. As we continue our series of Leading like Jesus, we look at Jesus’ attitude toward fathers, their importance, and the special place that God has carved out for their influence.
  • Jun 11, 2017Leading Like Jesus: Follow the Leader
    Jun 11, 2017
    Leading Like Jesus: Follow the Leader
    When you think about leaders, who comes to mind? The current president of our country? A prime minister? Your boss? Many of us look to others as leaders, but in reality we should be looking in the mirror. When Jesus called the future leaders of his church, what did he see in the disciples? This ragtag group of misfits were some of the least likely to start a worldwide movement that is still going to this day. Jesus taught them to lead, and if he able to teach them, he can teach us as well. Join us this Sunday and throughout the summer as we strive for the goal of ‘Leading like Jesus’.
  • Jun 4, 2017This Is Not The End: Christians Are Just Beginning
    Jun 4, 2017
    This Is Not The End: Christians Are Just Beginning
    Christians are just beginning!  I know headlines these days try to display a different side of Christianity - a losing ground, aging, conservative population of our country.  But they’re blind to the bigger picture: the Spirit of God is among us, active, alive, powerful!  Come hear a different side to an often one-sided story this Sunday.
  • May 28, 2017This Is Not The End: When The Bar Closes
    May 28, 2017
    This Is Not The End: When The Bar Closes
    Would Jesus have a beer with you?  I know we often think of Jesus as stern, serious, maybe a spark in his eye, but in general we think of Jesus as a man with a mission: to pay for the sins of the world on the cross.  That was certainly his mission, but there’s a crazy gospel story that suggests that maybe Jesus would have a beer with me…  
  • May 21, 2017This is Not the End: When You’d Rather Be Dead
    May 21, 2017
    This is Not the End: When You’d Rather Be Dead
    Besides having an awesome Sunday School Carnival this Sunday, Pastor Paul has an awesome message as well.  Continuing our message series from Easter, come hear how when it looks like the end, Jesus is just beginning.
  • May 14, 2017This is Not the End: When You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Debt
    May 14, 2017
    This is Not the End: When You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Debt
    Do you have any financial debt?  If you do you’re part of the 80% of Americans who carry debt.  That’s the American way isn’t it?  Now, do you give generously?  I’m not so sure that is the American way… but it is the way of Jesus.  How do we give generously even while we carry debt?  Listen to Pastor Paul’s honest assessment of Christian giving this Sunday.
  • May 7, 2017This is Not the End: When You Lose What’s Most Important to You
    May 7, 2017
    This is Not the End: When You Lose What’s Most Important to You
    Everyone faces loss differently.  Some try to forget, others try to correct, and even others try to replace.  Christians don’t do any of these.  The way we deal with loss is wholly different because of who Jesus is in our lives.  Pastor Paul has a great message this week for navigating the worst losses of life - take a listen.