Sunday School: 9:00 am
Sunday Service: 10:15 am

Ministries

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Our Primary Purpose for CommUnity Groups:
For Stanwood to consistently commit as brothers and sisters on an intimate level for growth as Disciples of Christ.
We will seek a greater level of relational intimacy with God and church family through:

The Gospel

  • Proclaiming It & preserving It (This is our heartbeat and sole place of unification

The Word

  • Depth of discipleship will only occur as we look at Truth together

Prayer

  • For specific needs as we know each other more

  • For the congregation

  • For the surrounding Community

  • For the World

Accountability

  • In pursuit of Christ

  • In ‘Taking up our cross’ daily

  • In confession of sin

  • In resistance of sin

Service

  • An opportunity for grace each week as we gather with brothers & sisters and not just ‘friends’

  • To fulfill needs in the body of Stanwood (Physical & Spiritual)

  • To fulfill needs in the surrounding community (Physical & Spiritual)

  • To fulfill needs in the hurting world around us (Physical & Spiritual)

What was Christ’s ministry about?

For the Church to offer relevant solutions to a world searching for answers it must constantly imagine new ways to communicate a message of hope. In addition, our message must be unwavering to the foundation of faith taught by our Lord Jesus and exemplified by the witness of the early church. The Church needs to examine Jesus’ earthly ministry to find the meaning of mission and ministry. Christ points to a tangible and inspiring mission for the Church in his inaugural address as found in Luke 4:18-19, where Christ boldly proclaims his vision of ministry from Isaiah:  

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 

What does Christ’s ministry mean for the church?

This was Christ’s mission to: be empowered by the Spirit, bring good news, proclaim the gospel, release the captives, set people free from their bondage to sin, give sight to the blind, lead the lost to the truth, let the oppressed go free, alleviate the suffering he found, proclaim the Lord’s favor, continue in the prophetic tradition of boldly speaking out for righteousness and grace. 

The Four Relationships of Every Believer

If we are the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27) then we are to be about Christ’s mission, with the same power Christ had – the Holy Spirit! This is best summarized by the four relationships each believer should cultivate, which are: worship to God, fellowship with other believers, sharing the "good news" with the world, and service to the broken. If a believer desires to grow in their spiritual life and in their ministry to others, the challenge is to consider these four relationships and invest your heart in the ministry where God places you. 

Check out the various ministries Stanwood has to offer. Find a place to put down your roots and grow!!

 

This Week at Stanwood

Monday - December 11th

FC - Ellington

Tuesday - December 12th

Consistory Meeting

Wednesday - December 13th

FC and Church reserved

Community Group West & Central, 7:00 pm

Thursday - December 14th

Community Group East, 7:00 pm

Friday - December 15th

Saturday - December 16th

Salvation Army Bell Ringing, 10 am - 8 pm

Sunday - December 17th

Sunday School 9:00 am

Worship 10:15 am

Children's Christmas Program

Christmas Caroling, 2:30