To achieve this transformation, we encourage and support five essential elements of renewal.  These are five activities that pave the way for spiritual transformation; as followers of Christ Jesus we learn to incorporate them into our daily lives.

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Gathering is…

Participating in corporate worship, sacrificial giving, baptism and communion.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24, 25

• Attending Sunday morning worship services faithfully
• Supporting Renewal Church with Biblical, sacrificial giving
• Prayer and Praise Nights
• Member Meetings
• Communion
• Social Events
• Fellowship Meals

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Connecting is…

Maintaining intentional relationships that help you grow spiritually

“And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.” 1 Samuel 23:16

• Pursuing accountable Christian relationships that help you grow spiritually
• Demonstrating the love of Christ to other members
• Adult Discipleship
• Mid-week Studies
• D-Groups
• Mentoring Relationships
• Ministry Team Relationships

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Engaging is…

Practicing spiritual disciplines that develop your personal relationship with God

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

• Pursuing increased understanding and personal application of God’s Word in your life
• Developing an increasingly intimate prayer life
• Personal Devotional Life
• Spiritual Disciplines
• Marriage Development/Parenting
• Spiritual Retreat
• Prayer

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Serving is…

Using your gifts to be a blessing to others

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

• Discovering your gifts and pursuing becoming equipped to serve as the Lord leads
• Sharing the responsibilities of Renewal by serving as need arises
• Regularly praying for God’s vision to be achieved at Renewal Church
• Seizing opportunities to serve others outside of the church building as you are able and led
• Spiritual Gifts Survey
• Individual Ministry Recruitment
• Para-Church Ministry
• Leadership Development
• Mission/Outreach

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Reaching is…

Developing relationships with people far from Christ to be able to share His love

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?  And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”  Romans 10:14

• Praying for opportunities to know people who don’t know Jesus and to show them His love through genuine friendship and as He leads, Gospel witness…
• Inviting unchurched friends, family and acquaintances to Renewal as God leads.
• Serving those in need to show them the Gospel through loving acts.
• Outreach Events
• Door-to-Door Evangelism
• Friendships with Pre-Christians
• Invitation Series