Week 2 of 5 in a series about a Paradigm Shift!
SHIFT_The Church
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  • Family Worship Center
    219 Kearney Ave, Raton, NM 87740, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Giving is our expression of trust as followers of the Word of God. We give our tithe (Hebrew for 10%) saying "God, we trust that you are our provider" and He seemingly always provides! We understand this may be new to some, but we encourage you to start wherever you can.
-If you have never given, trust God with something--some percentage.
-If you have trusted God with something, trust him with the 10%.
-If you have trusted God with the 10%, lets trust him with more.
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New LIFEgroup -- Deeper -- Driven by Eternity
Just want to remind you that NEXT TUESDAY, the new LIFE Group- Deeper will be starting the Driven by Eternity study! Tuesday nights at the church at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6 for prayer!
Welcome to Week 2 of a series we are diving into called SHIFT.

There are many Paradigms in our lives that as time goes on have to shift. As we dive over the next 5 weeks into this, we are going to discuss the paradigm shift with the Gospel, Church, Discipleship, Family, and lastly Stewardship.

I see an interesting trend right now though… most want to fit God’s word into their lives rather than fit our lives into God’s word.
Paradigm is defined as a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
Last week, we saw the need for a paradigm shift. Our Big Idea is “For our walk in Christ to continue, a shift isn’t just necessary, it’s required.”
--If we aren’t careful, we begin to think that this is just another thing that “I have to do”. That is not the purpose of that Big Idea! It is a simple reminder that we might be holding on to thought processes, actions or something that God is saying… let go!

So, last week, our main points were:
-We have to let go of what we think we know in order to learn what we need to know.
-It’s hard to get past the “me” portion of the gospel
-You can only go so far in first gear!

As we concluded last week, I challenged you with some questions simply asking…
-What if we didn’t have the fancy lights…WYSC
-What if we had an off key singer and now worship team… WYSC
-What if we forwent the cookies and coffee… WYSC
-No program for your kiddos…WYSC
-No Heat and Air…WYSC
We all answer yes, but if you were to sweat through your Sundays…would we find an excuse to stay home no the weekend?

This isn’t to make anyone feel guilty.

We will have good chairs. We will have good sound. We will have clear projectors, we will have secure learning environments for kids… it’s going to happen.
My question is, if those weren’t available… is He simply enough?
If we can’t really answer that, it is a great time to have a conversation with the King and ask why our heart is troubled.
Big Idea: For our walk with Christ to continue, a SHIFT isn’t just necessary, it’s required.
First ? is…What do you like best about FWC?
2nd ? is… What is one thing you would change?

Remember...Church isn't simply a Man Made Idea...It's God's Idea!
This Week's Points...
1) We gather for a purpose and its not only about us!
2 Cor 5:15 “He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves…
2) We Get to Worship Him!
Not obligation, but reciprocation!
3) We Get to Take People with Us!
He will never leave you nor forsake you! (Heb 13:5)

People aren’t looking for perfect people to follow. They are looking for a perfect God that can help broken people!
Great Question:

What is the Goal??
--As a church...
FWC Pupose Statement: "For all to know..." Philippians 3:10

--What is your goal?
Why do we do what we do??
Because People Matter!

Let’s be the church! Let’s Gather for a purpose greater than us!! Let’s Worship him for who he is, not simply what he does!!! And, Let’s take others with us!

Big Idea: For our walk with Christ to continue, a SHIFT isn’t just necessary, it's required.
I just gave my life to Jesus... now what?
What an incredible choice you have made! We want you to know that heaven rejoices in your choice!

We want you to know that first and foremost, even though this is your individual journey...you were never meant to do it alone! We would love to take a little bit of time and get some information from you, just so we can start this journey with you! You may fill out the card in the seatback in front of you labeled "I have decided" (it's the white one) and then simply make your way torwards the platform to give it to someone or head back to the Connection Center.

What a profound choice you have made because of the eternal implications! We are honored to get to play a part in that journey!


If you are here for the first time, we want to say thank you for being a part of the Sunday morning worship experience with us. Know that we have a gift for you at the connection center in the back of the sanctuary. We would love to get your info from you so we can touch base with you and say thank you for joining us!2 options: Fill out the card labeled welcome home, OR click the link below and fill out our digital card!


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