StoneBridge Community Church
Ancient Wisdom For A New Year: Be a Game Changer
Associate Pastor Cynthia Purvis
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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A game changer is an idea or event that causes a significant shift in the way you do things or the way you think about something. In sports, an athlete or a specific game play will suddenly change the outcome of a game. In order to be a game changer you have to change the way you play the game. Game changers are pivotal moments that alter our direction. In this new year, do you want to be a game changer? Do you want to have a positive impact on the world? When you become a game changer, you change your life. And your faith.

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1. Relentlessly choose to live a life of integrity.
Reflection Questions
1. What are you dreading this year? What are you looking forward to?
2. Have you ever compromised on your beliefs in order to fit in?
3. Have you ever relentlessly pursued something? (a job, a person, a promotion, etc)
4. Was Odysseus stupid for wanting to hear the siren song or was he brilliant because he heard it and lived to tell the tale?
5. In what ways have you been influenced by things you’ve seen?
6. What benefit is there for living a life of integrity? Doesn’t it seem like people compromise and get away with things all the time?
7. What areas of your life do you need to overhaul with integrity? Why do you feel you need to change the way you’re living in that specific area?
8. What is one action step you can take this week to live a blameless life?
Reflection Questions
1. Have you ever seen the best show ever- Antiques Roadshow?
2. Do you have any family heirlooms that your relatives have told you are worth something? What is it and what’s the story behind it?
3. What qualities do you look for in a close friend?
4. How are you a good influence on your friends?
5. What does it mean for you to be authentic? How does that look in your life?
3. Live with a clear purpose: worship God.
3. Live with a clear purpose: love God and love others.
3. Live with a clear purpose: serve God by fighting for justice.
Reflection Questions
1. What’s the best Pixar movie?
2. Your purpose is to worship God, love God and fight for justice. How can knowing your purpose guide the decisions you make about your future?
4. What difference does it make in your life to worship God, love God and serve God?
5. Worship is giving all our attention and focus to God. On a scale of 1-10, how difficult is it for you to focus your attention on God? When was the last time you felt you fully focused on God?
6. How do you feel knowing we all have the same purpose?
7. What’s difficult about fighting for justice?
8. If we all have the same purpose to love God and fight for justice, how come it doesn’t appear that many people are living out that purpose?
9. What might be the downside to not living out your purpose? What is a benefit to living out your purpose?
Next Steps:
1. What kind of person do you want to be in 2020? Identify 3 intentional steps that you can take this week to becoming a game changer in 2020.
2. Look for areas of your life where you might have compromised your integrity. Put a stop to that behavior or mindset and instead, make a commitment to do the right thing.
3. Make a commitment to regularly worship God.

ALPHA starts January 23rd @ 6:30pm. ALPHA is a video discussion series exploring the fundamentals of Christian faith. Designed to generate discussion, each session explores a different faith question. ALPHA is taught internationally and all are welcome. You can expect food, a video teaching, and good conversation. It’s easy, it’s free, and it’s a comfortable place to learn. If you need more information or would like to sign up, give Paul and Katrina Dixon a call at 805-579-8066.

New Session starts January 26th @ 3pm. This is a new updated 9-week life-changing program, hosted at StoneBridge Community Church, that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals as part of God's plan for your life. This course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, charitable giving, and much more! FPU takes Biblical concepts and turns them into real action in our lives taught by best-selling author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey. Childcare will be available upon request. Please let us know when you register for the class if you need childcare. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dean and Beth Huebert at 805-579-8738.

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Update: Ultimate Huddle letter and commitment card

I want to thank all of you who responded to the request for additional giving of at least $10 a week in the new year. It’s understandable that the holidays get busy. If you have not yet sent in the commitment card, please do. We’d love to hear from you. You can read the initial letter and respond online by clicking below. So far, we’ve heard from 40% of the congregation and the positive responses represent $4020 of the $10,000 monthly deficit. If this monthly deficit is not sufficiently bridged, then you are already aware adjustments in church staffing will need to be made. Some people who participated in the REACH campaign have said they plan to redirect all, or a portion of what they’d been giving, to the general budget. Others have communicated that they are not able to give more at this time and that is helpful for leadership to be aware of. As we continue to move into the new year, StoneBridge’s leadership is committed to keeping you informed about our church’s financial health and sustainability. Pastor Neal

Mexico Loft House Build; March 13-15, 2020. Interested in building a house for a less fortunate family and combating poverty on an international scale? A team from StoneBridge is partnering with Hands of Mercy to build a loft house in an area of Encinitas, Mexico. If you’re experienced in construction or if you can hammer a nail or manage a paintbrush, then you're qualified! Only 9 spaces left. For more information about signing up, contact Pastor Jonathan at (805) 526-5475.

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