Hello, church family! Here’s what you need to know for this week...
CELEBRATING | GIFTED SERIES CONCLUSION
This week we’re celebrating the conclusion of our six-week series on spiritual gifts, Gifted | One Body, Many Parts. It’s been a great series, and based on the feedback we've been receiving, it seems really clear that we’ve all learned a ton from God’s Word about the gifts he gives his children to aid and equip them for good works in service to himself, his church, and to others. It’s also been great to see nearly 200 of us take our spiritual gifts assessment over the last several weeks, which has stirred up some great conversation, and caused many to step into new serving roles as well. Join us this week in prayerful celebration for all these evidences of God’s grace to us, and pray that he would continue to stir our church family to knowing and regularly using our gifts to serve him and his people.
THIS WEEK AT SOUND CITY BIBLE CHURCH
THIS SUNDAY’S SERMON | DAVE HARVEY | GOSPEL FLUENCY
This Sunday, we are very excited to welcome Dave Harvey, the director of the Sojourn Network, as our guest preacher. Dave has been a friend to our church for several years, and we are thankful to be able to introduce him to many of you for the first time. On Sunday, Dave will be preaching a sermon entitled Gospel Fluency from Acts 17:16–34. In Dave's message we'll be focusing on how we as Christians can best communicate the truth of the gospel to the culture around us. Make sure to join us on Sunday for this great time of teaching!
COMING SOON | MARK YOUR CALENDARS
TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 20 | STUDENT MINISTRY FALL KICKOFF
It's that time of year again! As local schools get back into their fall rhythms, so do we, with our weekly Wednesday night Student Ministry gatherings. All students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at the church offices starting tomorrow, September 20, and continuing throughout the school year, from 6:45pm–8:30pm each Wednesday night.
OCTOBER 1 | NEW SERMON SERIES LAUNCH | THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
If you've been around Sound City for long, you know we're a people who love God's Word, and working through books of the Bible together on Sunday mornings. Now that we've concluded our topical six-week series on spiritual gifts, Gifted | One Body, Many Parts, we're excited to get back to that very thing in our new sermon series on The Gospel of John. Watch the short video below for an introduction from Pastor Aaron regarding this new sermon series.
OCTOBER 1 | MEXICO MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING | SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars now for the Sunday, October 1, interest meeting for our 2018 Mission Trip to Mexico. The meeting will take place during the 11am service, and the focus will be our February 11–17 trip to Baja to serve at the mission in Vicente Guerrero. Please prayerfully consider if this is something God may be calling you to pursue, then join us for the October 1 meeting. No registration needed on this one, just plan to join us on October 1 during the 11am service.
OCTOBER 1 | GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS | SAVE THE DATE
Back in July we hosted this year's first evangelism training event, and now plans are in place for our next equipping event. On Sunday, October 1, from 3pm–5pm at the church offices we'll be hosting this training event called, Gospel Conversations with Kids — led by our friend Deborah Rowe from Doxa Church in Bellevue. As most of you know, evangelism is a significant area of focus for us this year — and this training is one more step in that direction. Save the date, and plan to come and join us to get better equipped to share Jesus with the kids in your life, and pretty much anyone else as well.
OCTOBER 20–21 | STUDENT MINISTRY OVERNIGHT EVENT
Our first ever Student Ministry overnighter is coming up next month, on Friday October 20! There will be many more details to share soon, but we wanted you to have the date as soon as we did so you can be marking your calendars now. Watch this newsletter for more information starting next week.
OCTOBER 29 | COVENANT MEMBERSHIP INTEREST MEETING
If you call Sound City Bible Church home, and you’ve not yet joined us as a Covenant Member, then we’d like to invite you to learn more about membership at Sound City. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 29, during the 11am service, when we’ll be hosting our next information meeting for those interested in Covenant Membership at Sound City Bible Church. Pastor Shane will gather with those participating at 11am at the tables just up from the coffee area in the foyer. In the mean time, you can review the step-by-step, self-paced, Covenant Membership process below.
With Dave Harvey, Director of the Sojourn Network, as our guest preacher this coming Sunday, it seemed fitting to have as this week's featured resource, our own three-part blog post from September 2016 about Sound City becoming part of the Sojourn Network. In these three posts we address questions like: Why join a network?, Why join Sojourn Network specifically?, and What does joining the network mean for us practically?
CONNECT TO SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
One practical way for you to get connected at Sound City is to prayerfully consider signing up to serve God and his people on a regular basis. Serving is one of the very best ways to build new friendships, get involved, and use your God-given gifts and talents to glorify God and serve his people. For more information about available opportunities, and to sign up with a service team or two, go to: scbc.do/serve and click on Sign Up to Serve.
RightNow Media is a free-to-you discipleship tool that we’re thrilled to be able to provide to all those who call Sound City Bible Church home. Whether on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, your RightNow Media access connects you and your family members to an always-growing, safe, video-based Bible study library, full of teaching resources on a wide variety of topics. This tool is great for finding additional teaching content for your Community Group, for marriage and family devotional times, and for personal study. If you’re new to Sound City and you have yet to sign up and request your own RightNow Media account, you can do so now by heading over to: scbc.do/rightnowmedia
KIDS MINISTRY | SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Our Kids Ministry has a really good problem—there’s tons of kids that show up every single week to learn about Jesus! But the problem we’re facing as we grow, is not always having enough Kids Ministry Team members to serve all the kids showing up each week. That means we could really use your help. We’d invite you to prayerfully consider if God might be asking you to join this awesome team of volunteers committed to helping all the kids of Sound City to increasingly know, love, and live for Jesus. Please prayerfully consider serving in this important ministry, then when you’re ready, fill out the Kids Ministry application.
If you're not currently part of a Community Group, come join us this Sunday for the Connect Group, from 3pm–5pm at the church offices in Lynnwood (4720 200th Street SW, Suite 200, Lynnwood, WA 98036). The Connect Group is our temporary-by-design Community Group that has as its primary goal: helping all who come to find the best possible long-term Community Group fit. It’s also a place to where you’ll meet new people, learn about biblical community, and experience it as well.