SUNDAY, MAY 19:
Message by Gary Noble
SUNDAY, MAY 26:
“In It Together” (Romans 12:4-5,10)
As Americans, we often prize “rugged individualism”—the belief that almost every person
should be able to make it on his or her own. But is that true? The Bible describes the Church as
a body, which means interdependence is the norm. That’s what we’ll look at in this message.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 (ASCENSION):
“A Place for Everyone” (I Corinthians 12:12-31)
Sometimes, the smallest part of a machine is the most critical. It may be hidden from sight. It
may even be forgotten—until it breaks or stops working. Join us as we explore Paul’s reminder
to us that every person is vital to the health and vitality of the Church and its ministry.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (PENTECOST):
“The ‘Be-Happy’ Gifts”
Over the next three weeks, we’ll look at three different categories of gifts, and we’ll start by
looking at the group of gifts that encompasses the largest number of people. As we’ll see, these
are also the gifts that often make the most direct impact on others in tangible and practical ways.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (TRINITY):
“The ‘Not-So-Happy’ Gifts”
Covenant President John Wenrich often says, “There is no vitality without reality,” and this
second group of gifts fits that—in spades! These gifts often make us uncomfortable, but without
them the Church can easily find itself in trouble. Come and see why they’re so vital.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23:
“Gifts that Go Places”
The smallest group of spiritual gifts might be called “missional” gifts. These are the gifts that
move us ahead in mission and ministry—the gifts that are always looking for new ways to bring
the gospel in all its fulness to more people. As you’ll hear, without them, we’re nowhere.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30:
Message by Kirsten Wagenius
SUNDAY, JULY 7:
“The Special Gift of Giving” (Matthew 25:14-30)
When God created humans, He generously gave us all things to enjoy and manage on his behalf.
He continues to be generous in ways we don’t even see and part of our response must be
generosity ourselves. Today we’ll explore how generosity honors God and furthers his purposes.
SUNDAY, JULY 14:
“The Indispensable Gift of Leadership” (Ephesians 4:16)
Harry Truman was known for a plaque in the Oval Office that read, “The Buck Stops Here.” It
may seem like a statement about power, but it was really about responsibility. Join us as we
consider just some of the special responsibilities leaders carry for the Church and its people.
SUNDAY, JULY 21:
“Attitude Check” (I Corinthians 13)
John is often called “The Apostle of Love,” yet the Paul wrote perhaps the most stirring
description of what love is. He didn’t write it for couples getting married, though. He wrote it to
help people like us use their gifts well. Join us as we consider what it means to serve with love.
SUNDAY, JULY 28:
Message by Dick Owen
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4:
“Redefining ‘Success’” (Ephesians 4:14-16)
Using our gifts for ministry is a part of feeling fulfilled as God’s people. But how do we know if
we’ve been effective? How do we know if we’ve “succeeded” as followers of Christ and as part
of the Church? That’s what we’ll look at as we conclude this series on spiritual giftedness.