Portrait of a Church
Big Idea: Prayer, missional mindset, and transformed relationships are how a church lives out its faith
Purpose: To encourage greater devotion to prayer, a missional mindset, and transformed relationships
What do people notice about a church when we are just ourselves – not necessarily presenting our best face?
1. Prayerful (2-4)
a. Watchful – spiritually aware
c. Praying for mission
2. Missional (5-6)
God is a sending/missionary God. The church is not a place. A church is not somewhere you go. “Church is at home, in the car, in the restaurant, the beach – wherever God’s people find themselves in their daily lives.” No withdrawal.
b. Open to opportunities
c. Pleasant and interesting
3. Relational (7-18)
a. Tychicus (7-8) – service
b. Onesimus (9) and Mark (10) – forgiveness (12 years earlier)
c. Epaphrus (12) – prayer
d. Archippus (17) – encouragement