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Resources from January 2024

Resources from January 2024

Preaching

Nehemiah 8:1-8 8:1 all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel. 2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. 3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square…

An Orderly Church

1 Timothy 3:14-16 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh,    was vindicated by the Spirit,was seen by angels,    was preached among the nations,was believed on in the world,    was taken up in…

Understanding and Evaluating the Church

1 Corinthians 3:1-17 1 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere…

A Commissioned People

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am…

Communications Document

OVERVIEW Communication matters. The Bible is the revelation of God to humanity. In other words, the Bible is a communication document. God is a communicating God, and he invites us – as his co-regents – to represent him in the world. One of the ways that we do that well is by carefully communicating information in beautiful, compelling, and thoughtful ways. At the heart of the Christian faith is a gospel message. This message must be shared to ends of…

Groups at Park City

Groups at Park City Church [white paper] The group strategy is integral to our overall mission of making, maturing, and multiplying followers of Jesus. Multiple research organizations have noted the significance of the small group experience in the maturing of believers. No single ministry area holds as much potential for life transformation as that of the small group ministry. As a church, it is in our best interest to leverage this statistically significant ministry for the sake of the whole.…

Building Usage

Tier 1: Essential Ministry These items are highest priority in our consideration of the building’s usage. This includes: Further, the staff utilizes the building for office space and has needed access throughout the week to organize and coordinate their ongoing ministry efforts and work. Tier 2: Additional Ministry Needs Additionally, we allow the building to be utilized for counseling sessions (led by an elder), pastoral counseling, first time visitor meetings, small groups (upon request and availability), and occasional ministry team…

Key Features

WORD: A Community shaped by the Word of God             As P.T. Forsyth rightly warned, “If we are not going to use our Bible, it is of no use building our churches.”[1] Ministry must be founded on Scripture. The Bible itself gives us a description and prescription for what the church should be and do. Our desire is to shape the Park City community of faith around the Word. We believe that the Bible contains everything that we need for…

Adult Discipleship Plan

PARK CITY ADULT DISCIPLESHIP PLAN THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIMPLE STRUCTURE Jesus has called us to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). At Park City, we believe a simple discipleship structure is the most effective way for us to fulfill that call and develop mature followers of Christ. A simple structure is essential because it allows people to invest their time and energy in the few areas that will promote the most growth. OVERVIEW OF DISCIPLESHIP PLAN In developing our simple disciple…

About Us

Congregational Makeup We are a congregation of primarily mature believers. Because of our church’s style, we tend to attract and retain mature believers. This is both a blessing and a curse. Within our congregation, we have large amounts of individuals who were involved in significant ministry. Three former senior pastors attend our church. There are also two former associate pastors in our congregation (putting us at 5 pastors not including Cory). We have people who have served as elders in…

What is a “Philosophy of Ministry”?

What does “philosophy of ministry” mean? Philosophy of ministry is the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ behind the decision making of the church. If you want to understand what a church is actually like, knowing a church’s philosophy of ministry will give you a pretty good indication of what to expect. It should be noted that not every church has a stated philosophy of ministry. Nevertheless, a philosophy of ministry always exists behind the ordinary work of the church. If carefully…