Thursday, December 15, 2005


WELCOME TO OUR BLOG ... As of January, 01, 2006 we are moving into the niegbourhood. 614:Firecrest:Charlotte is a marriage of mission and community. Our aim is to move into the hood, worship God and love our niegbour as Jesus would if he were moving in with us; and he is. 614:Firecrest:Charlotte is lead by Heather Dolby, Cory Harrison and Robert Dolby, over the next three months our strategy is to make friends and hang out, laying a foundation to build a Church on. A Church without bricks and mortar a Church built of people and their love for each other.

We covet your prayers, and if your in Charlotte come on over and hang out. We will start a regular home group that meets weekly and start to get into each others lives.

Most people struggle to "get it" especially since Sunday morning gatherings are not the focal point of cell based community. Our desire is to gather together in corporate worship - let me give you a breakdown ... Once a home group multiplies, after a solid 8-10 people are in one, we will continue to multiply ... Then when the total weekly attendance hits between 60-100 people we consider the benefits of starting a weekly meeting, and if at that point its the best way to see people grow and get closer to Jesus we do it, but it might look like Tuesday night, or Mondays and Fridays, see there are no rules, just community ... Within the cell structure there are tranferable Corps programs that become paramount to healthy growth, they include visitation, YP meetings, weekly prayer meetings, outreach, band/songsters, corporate worship ect. All these "program's" are not lost in a cell based community they just become fluid and flexible, they are put to Booth's litmus test, " ... Is it biblical, and does it work.'' If something doesn't work we do it different until it does. We exploit every opportunity to the uttermost so that we are all things to all people in order that they would know Christ as lover and Lord. People are not our projects, they are brothers and sisters. We want to see a family of believers rather than a building of aquaintences. Relationships are the ministry, any ministry without relationship is mere striving. We aim to be and allow God to grow out of the overflow of a free worshiping community.

The Most Important Commandment

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: "Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?"
Jesus replied, " `You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself. All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments."

Posted by Rob

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