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IN-tro and instructions (Summer)


IN, OUT, and UP M.C.s gather in front at 5 minute warning to pray.

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IN-tro and instructions (Summer)


IN, OUT, and UP M.C.s gather in front at 5 minute warning to pray.

Blue and Green Cards Instructions

You are a minister! Here's how to rock your blue or green card:

  1. Find your card below
  2. Review it
  3. Jump up and present when it's your turn

At the 5 minute warning, the IN, OUT, and UP M.C.s gather up front to pray.


Summer Welcome (IN M.C. – Mark)

INTRO #1 | USE YOUR OWN WORDS

  • Introduce yourself (tell a joke if you want to)

  • Welcome everyone

(Come on in and stay a while. If you are new here, we delighted you are with us. This is likely different than you are used to, so just relax, meet a few people, and enjoy yourself – you are among friends)
  • Tell everyone we have a gift, a short kids program, dessert, and live music coming up

  • Ask someone at each table to reach in the orange bucket and grab the card and the pen. Please fill it out – and pass it around – because, we want to be friends.

  • Invite people to go to createlive.org to follow along today. Ask someone to pass out loaner devices to adults and instruct borrowers to return them to the person who handed them out. There is free open wi-fi here at the pavillion/Pizza Ranch.

Yes, we want you to use your phone during the service. Tell someone you are here. Follow along and sing along today. If you are new here we have some free Bunker Beach passes we want to give you, so please fill out the form at the top of the createlive.org page

Briefly pray, thank God for food and people

Introduce person giving today's message


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IN


IN


Huddle Trailer (Huddle Hat Person, IN M.C. or someone chosen by IN M.C.)

Read slowly and dramatically in a theatrical voice with large gestures

Switch to your normal voice and say:

Just like the people in this story, we need to be known, loved, and pray for.

You are invited to join what we call “Huddles.” Huddles are groups of 2-4 people of the same gender who meet to strengthen and encourage each other. Each Huddle meets in person or over video chat about every other week.

If you are meeting with a Huddle, circle the “H” on your name tag. If you aren’t in one, feel free to invite someone else with an open “H” to join in starting one. Huddle books are available by the host table.

Talk about what your Huddle has meant to you

Ask if someone else wants to talk about Huddles

Pray


Prayer for Illumination (IN M.C. or other person)

Read:

In just a minute we will hear today's message. We have affectionately come to call it the "brick and rock"

In Luke 6 we are told about a wise man who, by hearing God’s word, built a house brick by brick. By putting God’s word into practice, he built on a rock foundation instead of sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet he did not fall, because he had put God’s words into practice. 

When we read the Bible or hear someone speak about God, the truth we receive is a brick (pretend you are holding a brick). We decide what to do with this brick.

Choose your own ending to this sentence:

I admit that there are times when I have... (choose 1)

  • buried it
  • built on sand
  • thrown it back at the speaker
  • broken it to pieces
  • thrown it at someone else
  • other

Read:

When we choose to put what God is saying to us into practice, we build our lives with that brick on a foundation of rock. (pretend you are putting the brick on a foundation)

Sooo, during today's message, listen for what God wants to say to you and start to immediately put it into practice

Before we begin, let’s ask Jesus to speak to us. 

Briefly pray, then introduce person giving today's message

OUT


OUT


Next (Mark)

  1. Fill out survey on createlive.org. Mention any new or recommended items on the survey.

  2. Say, "If you haven't already done so, please fill out the form at the top of the "live" page so we can keep in touch. We'd love to get to know you and meet up with you again. We have Bunker Beach passes for people who sign up today."

  3. Find out what is coming next week and a few weeks from now and quickly talk about those things (
  4. If you think there are others who should join you to talk about upcoming events, invite them to come up and share.)
  5. Remind people to sync to the calendar on the "live" page or the calendar page.

  6. Join us this week in our daily readings. Journal, seek God until You hear from Him.


Gratefulness & Generosity (Mary Schwarz)

Say:

Would someone please pass out the orange generosity buckets?

Smile and Say:

In just a minute we will receive our offering. If you want to give a gift, you can do so online by clicking "mobile donation" on createlive.org or at givetocreate.com, or by cash or a check written out to Create Church.

If you are new here, please consider today a generous gift from God! We hope you are encouraged – know that your Creator loves you and has been pursuing you – receive His love today.

For those who know the love of Jesus, please consider joining me in demonstrating our trust, devotion and gratitude to God by giving something valuable to us – a loving gift to Him. We tend to either put our trust and hope in money, or we put our trust and hope in God. Today, I put my trust and hope in my Father who loves me and promises to provide for me.

When I give, I imagine that I am a little child reaching up and offering a gift to my loving Daddy. I look up into His caring eyes to see His joyful smile. Today, as we offer an amount that engages our hearts, He accepts it as a proud, ecstatically happy Father.

A gift to God works like any other gift – it invests in our relationship. Whether you are giving 10% or another meaningful amount that is generous according to your ability, you are expressing your gratefulness and  friendship with Him.

Remember that God doesn't want our gifts without our hearts. On the other hand, we have seen that without giving generously, our hearts cannot fully express love for God and others.

100% of your donation makes it possible for us to exist and multiply to create community that helps people become who they were made to be. You were made for more.

Please drop your gift in the bucket and someone will receive it in just a moment when everyone is finished. 

Pray here by putting some of the above in your own words


  1. Collect and stack all buckets. Say thank you.

  2. Recruit a person to help you and witness the donation transfer

  3. Go immediately to a private spot and transfer donations to lock box

  4. Secure the lock box

  5. Re-join the meeting. These steps should take less than 5 minutes.


Announce Dessert - Birthdays Today - Stay for Music if you want to (Mark)


Circles - SKIP TODAY

Say in your own words

God is calling us OUT – so, in a moment, we will pray for our neighbors. In the mydailymuse.org chapters from this week, we read the following:


quote from mydailymuse chapters

After reading, point out 1 or 2 things from the passage you think are important regarding praying for our friends and neighbors

Have people gather up in groups and do the following:

  • (tap the person on your left if you don’t want to pray today)
  • Pray for the families that will be at Andrews Park next week
  • Pray for 1 specific person or family in your life
  • Consider letting them know you prayed for them (send Facebook message right now)
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UP (Summer)


UP (Summer)


Call to Worship (UP M.C./Worship Leader - Mark)

  • Send people to createlive.org to find lyrics

  • Introduce yourself, tell them you will lead a couple of songs

  • Say in your own words:

Let’s begin to focus on Jesus. Come and worship Him with me. As I read this passage from this week's chapters, let your heart and mind focus on Him. 

Read while music begins:

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
— Psalm 119

Pray here by putting some of the above in your own words


The Turn (UP: Worship Leader or Worship Team Member – Mark)

Say:

As I read this passage from this week’s chapters, let’s let God turn us toward Him.

Pray:

Jesus, please correct us, teach us. Turn our hearts to feel the way you feel. We turn our eyes to see what you see. (pause)

Read:

Incline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to selfish gain!
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.
Confirm to your servant your promise,
that you may be feared.
Turn away the reproach that I dread,
for your rules are good.
Behold, I long for your precepts;
in your righteousness give me life!
— Psalm 119

Pray and confess by putting the above in your own words 

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Vision


IN-tro // UP M.C.

Vision


IN-tro // UP M.C.

INTRO #2 | USE YOUR OWN WORDS

The delusion that the created do not need the Creator has caused people to be increasingly:
  • self-destructive, addicted to comfort, and unable to love without reward
An increasing number of people just aren't interested in church as we know it. About 8 out of 10 people were not part of a church this week. Neighbors still think Jesus is cool, have stopped being a part of the church.
CREATE is a church you can't go to. The reality is you can't attend church any more than you can attend a conversation. When we come together, wherever we gather to accomplish our mission, we are the church. We are part of this together. Our mission is to go and create communities of light in the dark places in our world. 
We don't often think of suburbia as a dark place, but consider this: about 80% of our neighbors are living disconnected from God and have lost faith in the church. We are being torn apart by anger, divorce, and addiction. We are comforted, and counseled by entertainment instead of Christ. We are more inclined to trust our money than our true Provider, and we somehow think our friendships exist inside our phones (try to look inside your phone for tiny friends). We are left confused about what the good life really looks like when our entertainment stops giving us pleasure, our finances create conflict, and our Facebook friends don't actually seem to like us as much as we want them to! 
At CREATE, we are learning that we were made to live like Jesus in His 3 dimensions – UP in relationship with God, IN with friendships with each other, and OUT being a blessing to our world. We enjoy our God, we enjoy each other, and we extend the arms of loving community to others. This challenge is a call to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Our gathering today contained segments that are part of all 3 dimensions: UP, IN, and OUT.
We believe we are creators, made in the image of our Creator. This is the adventure we were made for. We are demonstrating that we are not destined for what the world has for us. We are made for more.
We believe God is preparing some of you who are here today to launch out and create church community in a dark or neglected part of our world. Is God giving you His heart for your neighbors or a community of people in your life? 

Pray for Jesus’ help and leadership

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Welcome


IN-tro // IN M.C.

Welcome


IN-tro // IN M.C.

INTRO #1 | USE YOUR OWN WORDS

  • Tell a joke and/or introduce yourself


  • Welcome new people

(If you are new here, we delighted you are with us. This is likely different than you are used to, so just relax, meet a few people, and enjoy yourself – you are among friends)
  • We are all ministers 

(We believe we are all ministers and vital parts of this body, with Jesus as the head. This means is that many people will be sharing today. We are all from different backgrounds, so please show your appreciation and support to those who share tonight. We value hospitality, generosity, humility, and encouragement, so thank you for doing your part to make this something special.)
  • Send people to createlive.org web page on their smart phones. Tell someone you are here. Follow along and sing along today.

  • Schedule for today (food, kids)

  • Be ready if you have blue or green card. 

  • Talk to Kids

(Hey kids! We believe you are the church of today, not the church of tomorrow. We are thrilled to have you join us. Please stay close to your family, join us in singing in a few minutes, and enjoy the crayons and activity pages – you are welcome to quietly ask your parents questions at any time. In a few minutes, you will be invited to come up here for a kid's object lesson, and then you can join some adult friends for a special kids time.
Adults, you can of course go with them or keep kids with you.)
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Blue and Green Cards Instructions


Blue and Green Cards Instructions


You are a minister! Here's how to rock your blue or green card:

  1. Find your card below
  2. Review it
  3. Jump up and present when it's your turn
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Passing The Peace


// Spoken Word

Passing The Peace


// Spoken Word

Say in your own words:

Before play a little game, let’s hear a verse from our recent @mydailymuse chapter from 1 Peter 3:

Read:

Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil

Say:

Today, we speak and share peace with each other. Let’s do that today by playing a game!

Explain game, answer questions, give time limit, start, wrap up

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Circles


// Group Prayer

Circles


// Group Prayer

Circles

Say

God is calling us OUT – so, in a moment, we will pray for our neighbors. In the mydailymuse chapters from this week, we read the following:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

After reading, point out 1 or 2 things from the passage you think are important regarding praying for our friends and neighbors

Have people gather up in groups and do the following 3 things:

  • Write down 3 people in your circles to pray for
  • Pray for them by name (tap the person on your left if you don’t want to pray today)
  • Consider letting them know you prayed for them (send Facebook message right now)

The Waiting


// for music leader

The Waiting


// for music leader

PUT IN YOUR OWN WORDS OR SHARE AS THE SPIRIT OF JESUS LEADS YOU

Let’s wait upon the Spirit of Jesus right now.

Close your eyes.

Take a deep breath.

Listen to Him. 

Let’s listen to our Creator now and let Him breathe into us like He did when He brought Adam to life. Allow God to begin to re-create you right now. pause

Father, would you please send your Holy Spirit upon us. We are waiting on you right now.

Pause

We come to you broken. Hurt. Abused. Self-destructing. Gives us the desire to stop. We want to stop sinning. We want to stop hurting ourselves and others. We want to stop hurting you. We realize we are powerless, and we turn to you to re-make us. 

Please forgive us. Wash over us. Flood into our soul with an irresistable downpour. We give up clinging to distructive and unsatifying addictions. We give up the fight and let you burn away that which ensnares us.

Dear Jesus, please help us desire to be conformed to Your likeness. In every area of our lives – align us to your brilliant and loving original intentions. Restore our desires, our motives, our longings. 

You made us, you know us, and we lay down our dreams and selfish aspirations. For they do not compare to what you dream for us.

Pray here by putting some of the above in your own words