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LOVING PEOPLE.

LOVING PEOPLE.

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At My City Church we have a simple theme we live by. We want to LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, and LEAD IN LIFE. Today, I want to focus in on LOVING PEOPLE. Let’s look at where this topic comes up in the Bible. 

Matthew 22:36-40 (NKJV)
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”  Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. There is no greater way to show love to our neighbor than to introduce them to Jesus and His grace. This is the most important thing that we can do in life. In order to do this it will take the following:

SEE THE NEED

In order to make a difference we have to see the need. There are people all around us that are going through hard times. The world is in need of HOPE. There is no one that provides HOPE like Jesus. You would be surprised how open people are to Jesus when we share Him authentically with love and grace. 

MAKE THE EFFORT

Reaching out to people takes effort. It requires us to get out of our comfort zone. Inviting people to church is a simple way to make the effort, but we have to be intentional about it. So here is the question: Who are you making the effort with today?

REMEMBER THE SOURCE

We cannot save anyone, only Jesus can do that. We are simply the invitation. When we do our part Jesus will do His. So take the pressure off and simply reach out to someone with an invitation and then follow-up with it. It make take several times, but keep making the effort. 

At My City Church we want to be focused on reaching those that are far away from God. This requires us to see the great need in our city, make the effort, and watch Jesus change people’s lives. Let’s be a people that that love our neighbors be simply extended an invitation to something that could change their lives. 

LISTEN TO A MESSAGE ON THIS TOPIC


INTEREST PARTIES

An Interest Party is just that - a PARTY for people who are interested in the vision of My City Church. There are no big commitments, just food, fun, friends and inspiring vision. Everyone is welcome! 

INTEREST PARTY SCHEDULE

April 30th - Interest Party One

May 21st - Interest Party Two

June 4th - Interest Party Three

June 25th - Interest Party Four

July 16th - Interest Party Five

Core Values - UNITED IN JESUS

 
 

More than building a great church, we want to build a great culture. Culture is the vibe in the air people experience when they walk into My City Church. Culture can be defined as:

CULTURE is a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in groups.

At My City Church we want to build a culture full of life and passion. Our team always says we want to do something that is alive, fresh, and brand new. One of the elements that makes up the My City Church culture are our shared values. These values are convictions we are passionate about that guide our decisions, attitudes, and behaviors. Our first My City Church value is: 

UNITED IN JESUS
We are united under no other name, but the name of Jesus. More than any method or personal preference, we are focused on Jesus and His message.

This value is at the center of all that we do. We are JESUS people, not religious people. Methods will come and go, but our message will remain the same. We believe Jesus has to be at the center of all that we do. He is the center of our thoughts, relationships, families, and our church culture. Often times people ask me what kind of church is My City Church. I always answer: My City Church is a JESUS CHURCH. Jesus is the focus, the message, and the center of all that we do. 

In church it is easy to get sidetracked on things that don’t matter. 

What kind of small groups are you going to do? What will the worship be like? 

These are great questions, but they are not the most important thing. JESUS and the message of the gospel are our true north. We will try anything short of sinning to reach people with the love of Christ. Our methods will change all the time, but our message never will. We are JESUS people. 

My heart is to build a church that keeps the main thing the main thing. We will focus on Jesus, preach Jesus, and do whatever we have to in order to reach people for Jesus. 

We value this, because we are UNITED IN JESUS. With Jesus at the center, we cannot lose. We are believing that God is bringing a group of people together at My City Church who will love Jesus and His mission with all their heart. We are a church that is UNITED IN JESUS!!

The Best is Yet to Come!

Pastor Jesse Norman
Lead Pastor | My City Church