Today's Agenda

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What's happenin' at Create Church

Dinner

Welcome

  • We believe that each follower of Jesus is a minister. Our gatherings are a place to an encouragement to others who, like us, are answering the call to live as a missionary. We believe your family is  already positioned to be on mission with Jesus where you live, work, and play. We're here to say "go for it!" and to share our stories.

Music

Kids dismissed for Create Kids

Coming Next:

  • Location through May: Elm Creek Community Church in Maple Grove (map)
  • Disc Golf church report from this morning at 9:30 a.m.
  • June-August: at Andrews park
  • Online service testers needed. Contact Mark
  • http://momschurch.com (166 users as of 4/10/2015) and http://zombiechurch.org (158 users as of 4/10/2015) are up for testing
  • Through May: Women's Huddles (every 2 weeks), Men's Huddles (every 4 weeks)

Discussion on Made for Adventure

Dessert


Coming next

Sync to the Calendar

More sync options on our calendar page.


Giving

100% of gifts are invested into advancing our mission to go and make communities of disciples in every people group.

Would you give to advance the Create Church experiment?

  1. Ask Jesus about your relationship with money. Which master has your heart?
    Matthew 6:21-24

  2. Give an amount that demonstrates your trust in God. Be generous according to your ability. Calculate a proportion of your income.  
    Deut 16:10-17 | 1 Cor 16:2 | 2 Cor 8:11

  3. Give a gift that moves your heart and feel God’s delight in you!
    2 Cor 8-9

Create Church operate with financial transparency. Please e-mail stewardship@createchurch.org if you would like to serve with the generosity team.

INtroducing 10 second giving with Pushpay

Learn more by visiting https://pushpay.com/pay/createchurch

You can also PLACE CASH OR CHECKs IN THE BLACK BOX

Please make checks out to "Create." Or mail checks to Create Church, 12299 Champlin Dr Suite 201, Champlin MN 55316. You can also give by online check. If you want to manage your online check giving, log in here.

October 2014 Given: $2205
November 2014 Given: $2220
December 2014 Given: $1560
January 2015 Given: $1015 Goal: $2000
February 2015 Given: $1510 Goal: $2000
March 2015 Given: $1544 Goal: $2000

April Giving

fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

Join our 1 chapter a day reading plan

(Starting again in May)

more on our reading plan: My Daily Muse


SPLIT UP INTO GROUPS OF 3-5 PEOPLE

SAY HI TO EACH OTHER! SOMEONE JUMP IN AND READ THE FOLLOWING:

  • Starting with me, let's each say our names and a favorite childhood toy.

Continue reading

  1. As a group, we are going to pick a Discussion Mover (DM) for today. This person's job is to (1) be vulnerable (2) keep discussion moving (3) make the "do it" section as impactful as possible. We can nominate a DM, spin something to choose someone, or ask the group if you can volunteer. 

After you have identified today's Discussion Mover, DM read the following:

  1. What are a couple of expectations for our discussion today? 
  2. Is this a safe place where we can be honest with each other?
  3. As Jesus leads us today, are we willing to follow Him? 

DM please pray and simply ask God to speak with you and be with your group.

As a group, Read and answer the following


DM: Conclude with the "DO It" section

We are made to be like JESUS.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIMPLE, RELATIONAL, EMPOWERING PRACTICES OF JESUS WE CHALLENGE EACH PERSON TO FORM INTO HEALTHY LIFE-FORMING HABITS

EAT TOGETHER: KEY QUESTION – WHO CAN YOU SIMPLY EAT WITH THIS WEEK?  

Eat meals with people Jesus would eat with. Practice generous hospitality and invite people into your life. When eating with other Christ-followers you may want to encourage one another, share about your lives, talk about what God has been saying to you and what you've been doing about it.

Learn more about Create's practices 


New tactics for 2015

Starting church communities around common passions.

We are a

Garden

Garden

Launch Pad

Launch Pad

Lab

Lab

Starfish

Starfish


Create Church as a startup

  • Startup's definition: an organization designed to create new (products and) services under conditions of extreme uncertainty.
  • Startup's most vital function: learning. Which elements of our strategy are working to realize our vision and which are just crazy. 
  • Startup's job: (1) rigorously measure where it is right now, confronting the hard truths that assessment reveals, and then (2) devise experiments to learn how to move the real numbers closer to the ideal reflected in the vision. 
  • Validated learning (scientific testing and measuring of what is valuable). Assumption testing. Waste elimination.
  • 2015 tactics: Smoke testing, AB testing, new minimum viable products (MVP). Many experiments coming in 2015.

More about the Forge Minneapolis Preview

Discover what you are made to do.

Believe that you are a minister, and that God has already sent you on a mission to represent Jesus with the people where you live, work, and play.

Step into the adventure of asking Jesus to give you His heart for the people in your neighborhood you already live in or group that you already identify with.

Are you equipped to make a Jesus-like impact in your world? Go on a 3-month mission trip without quitting your job, leaving your neighborhood, or hanging up your hobbies. This is a chance to invest time in the lab of learning and start to launch out in love with the community He puts on your heart.

A full 9-month mission trip starts October 2015.

Learn more about Forge Minneapolis


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