Engage Community Church

Life is a journey, and like most journeys, it can be exhausting or exhilarating. We prefer exhilarating.

At Engage Community Church, we believe that begins through a personal relationship with God. It continues as we find belonging with God and others on the same journey, and we become what God created us to be.

You see God wants us to be more: more than believers, he wants us to be lovers. Love God, love others and make lovers—that’s what we’re about. Come see for yourself.

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Marks of Discipleship
Marks of Discipleship

The 4 Marks of A Disciple:

At Engage Community Church, we believe that every follower of Jesus is a disciple. As disciples, there are ways in which we take on ourselves the yoke of our Master. These are ways and practices of living on mission with Christ. They place us at the feet of Jesus and position us for transformation and empowerment by the hand of the Holy Spirit to complete the mission of making disciples of all people. These marks continue the work of God to bring us to life in Christ, because love.

 

  1. Quiet Time/Devotional – We believe that disciples of Jesus will spend time daily in relationship with Him. As well as being mindful of him throughout our days, we will set aside regular and focused time for conversation with Him. This includes praying, listening, reading and thinking on God’s Word. Jesus modeled this for us as he often withdrew to pray and be fed by His Father. We too desire to be united with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as we prioritize our relationship with Him in these times.
  2. Worship – We believe that following Christ is not meant to be a solely personal experience. From the time of the Old Testament through the New Testament Church, until now, our faith is most fully and primarily experienced in community with other believers. As disciples of Jesus, we commit to regular, faithful attendance at worship gatherings. This gives us encouragement and accountability as we learn and grow together. Jesus modeled this as scripture tells us that attending the synagogue was “his custom.” Further, the early church in Acts and beyond spent regular weekly time together in worship, observing communion, and the teaching of the Word.
  3. Journey Group (small group) – While meeting in a weekly worship gathering is fundamental to be a disciple of Jesus, there is also more to be experienced in relationships with other believers that a one-time weekly gathering cannot foster. For this reason, we believe that a follower of Jesus will be in regular close community with other believers throughout their everyday lives. Jesus often met with his disciples away from the crowd in order to discuss the Kingdom and to enjoy the journey together. Likewise, we believe that being a part of a Journey Group is integral to the growth of a disciple as it provides an opportunity for deeper friendships, accountability, support, encouragement, and learning as we walk together with Christ.
  4. Service – Ultimately, a disciple is a servant. A disciple will be on the mission of Christ, to make disciples and to love people as Jesus does. For this reason, a disciple will give generously and sacrificially of their time, talents, and treasure, to carry out the mission of Christ personally, locally and globally. They will find their role in the local church and serve well. They will look for opportunities and join in the efforts of Engage to reach out to the community. They will seek ways they can be a part of the mission of God globally.

    God has called us, Jesus has redeemed us, and the Holy Spirit has equipped us to serve in the mission of bringing people to life in Christ, because love. As followers of our Master, this will be the chief priority of our lives.

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A Gift Fit for the King

               We are entering the Christmas season and with that comes a singular and warranted focus on the birth of Jesus, our Messiah. We will hear the story again, the King of Kings, came and took on the very low form of a baby. What’s more, he was not born in a castle, but in a place reserved for animals. His first bed was not a soft pillowed bassinet, but a feed trough. His first attendants were not palace staff, but dirty shepherds. His birth was not celebrated by royalty but met with jealousy and death.
So it was that Jesus came to be our Savior. The baby in Bethlehem, would be the Passover lamb. He would live to bring light and die to bring life.
Those who first came to see the messiah could not fully understand what his life would mean. Mary herself thought deeply about the little boy she had delivered. The message of the angel had been clear, still there was much to understand. When he was older, magi came and brought gifts fit for a king, but they could not know that this baby deserved even more.
For us, on this side of history, we know so much more than they did. For many of us, the story of the baby born to die, has led us to life and hope. We have believed his message and have placed our faith in Him. We see Jesus as the greatest gift ever given. God Himself came near and paid our debt.
He wiped clean the slate of justice that stood against us. So, what will our gift be in return?
For some of us, this Christmas season is the perfect opportunity to give him the gift of ourselves for the first time. There is no time like today to repent of our sin and place our hope in Jesus, declaring that He is our Passover lamb who takes our sins away and makes us right with God. For the rest of us, we too have a gift to give. Much like the first time we placed our faith in the baby in Bethlehem, we can give gifts fit for the King of King. We can give our time, talent, and treasure. We can give our all. We can move from believer to disciple. We can move from wherever we are towards Jesus.
This season, the greatest gift you can offer is more. More of who you are: more trust, more obedience, more faith, more surrender, more everything. So, as you celebrate the season and the Savior, don’t forget to give Him the gift He most wants and deserves – You.

Pastor Evan

Thanksliving

                The calendar has turned to November. The last of the Halloween candy has been devoured, and our kids may be returning to normalcy as the sugar tsunami starts to ebb. It seems as though the last three months of the year is one constant party, moving from the front porch, to the dinner table and finally to the family room to gather around the tree. For many – especially retailers – as soon as midnight strikes on October 31st, they whisk away the Halloween candy and replace it with stripped canes, and the jack-o’-lanterns are instantly replaced with Santas. Thanksgiving seems lost in the shuffle.

              The truth is, that in our endlessly active lives, the same can be said. Sure, we take time out to say thank you to God, but because of the business of life these moments of gratitude seem to be more the exception than the rule. If things are not going as we hoped or planned, they may become rarer still.

As disciples of Jesus, we have much to be thankful for that has nothing to do with our circumstances. There are things we can always count on and be forever grateful for. Regardless of our stage in life or what we are facing, mountain or valley, we can confidently celebrate and proclaim God’s faithfulness. Among these are:
1) His Goodness – He is good, and His love endures forever. Everything we face is an opportunity
to be conformed to the image of Christ. Every blessing is a gift from the Father above.
God is good! (Psalm 34:8)

2) His Guidance – The Holy Spirit will guide us in all truth. Every question we have, every doubt,
every decision is an opportunity to be led by Him. He will never leave or forsake us.
God orders our steps! (Prov. 16:9)

3) His Grace – He forgives our sin and establishes us as his children through the work of Christ.
This will never be changed, lost, or defaulted on. The blood of Christ achieved it and the Holy
Spirit guarantees it.
We are His forever! (Romans 5:17)

What is left for us to do? Live out our gratitude. Live in peace and power and hope and joy. Live obediently. Love extravagantly. Proclaim our thanks to our Father who provides us with an everlasting hope and inheritance. Let us turn our eyes to Him and make Thanksliving our way of life, and not simply a once a year ritual.

Pastor Evan