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2016 "UNDER CONSTRUCTION"
Our church theme for this year is "Under Construction." We are on a journey to become a new kind of church. A church that recognizes the gifts of all in our community and then activates all of those gifts for kingdom building. We are hoping to be a church serving with our community in a way that brings true transformation to the West Englewood and Back of the Yards neighborhoods. Through a study of the Book of Acts we are going to look at what it looks like to trust the Holy Spirit to do the miraculous in modern day times. It will look different than it did in Jerusalem but we still believe God is able and willing to do the miraculous.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
The Book of Acts: The Church Called to Action
Acts 11:26 "...So it was for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians."
It's important to recognize that the church did not begin or grow through its own power or initiative. Believers were empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, and this remains true today. Christ's work, both in the church and in the world, is supernatural, born of his Spirit. Although we are his vessels, the expansion of Christianity is God's work. He provides the resources, enthusiasm, vision, motivation, courage and ability to accomplish the work, by the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
REVAMPED "EQUIP" SUNDAY MORNING STUDY CLASSES
Join us for our Equip Sunday Morning Study which includes classes from 3 years old to Adults. We use Lifeway's Bible Studies for Life Curriculum which includes age appropriate lessons, activities, videos games and more! Our teachers work diligently to be prepared for you and your family. As a church "Under Construction" preparing to be people of action we must properly equip ourselves with the Word of God.
Format for "EQUIP" is as follows:
9:15-10:00am Leadership Class
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast & Fellowship
9:30am-10:30 am Breakout Class Sessions (All ages)
Visit our Canaan Christian Instruction Page for more information...