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Church-Wide Reading: Week 4

Everyday Conversations

The last two chapters focus on offering an invitation to the gospel and challenging new believers to be obedient to the great commission....

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Church-wide Reading: Week 1

Everyday Conversations

This is the first week of our church-wide reading of How to Turn Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations....

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Church Wide Reading

Everyday Conversations

The Apostle Paul reminds Christians that “we are ambassadors, for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” (2 Cor 5:20). God uses us to proclaim the gospel message of salvation and reconciliation on behalf of Christ. It is a message we deeply believe but one which can be difficult to talk with others about....

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Equipping Seminar: Biblical Sexuality

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A seminar to equip the church to have a biblical perspective of the ongoing debate about human sexuality in our culture....

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Equipping Seminar: Discipling


If you missed our Equipping Seminar on Discipling click here....

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Church-wide Reading of Discipling: Week 3


The previous chapters of Dever’s book, Discipling, answers the question of “what is discipling?”. Dever now transitions to “where should we disciple” and “how should we disciple?”...

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Church-wide Reading of Discipling: Week 1

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At Renewal our mission is to make disciples of all people for God’s glory, however we can often over complicate or be intimidated by the thought of discipling someone....

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Family Equipping Seminar: Discipline and Discipleship

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On Sunday, June 18th, Pastor Stephen led a Family Equipping Seminar on Discipline and Discipleship. If you happen to have missed it the seminar you can hear it online by clicking HERE. ...

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Equipping Seminar: On Mission to Our Neighbors

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This past Sunday, Jeff Maxey, led our Equipping Seminar on how to be "On Mission to Our Neighbors"....

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Studying the Bible: Resources

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Here is a list of three free resources to aid in your study of God's Word....

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Get To Know Our Summer LINK Team

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Summer LINK is an intensive discipleship experience where college students are able to invest in and be invested in by the local church. We are so thankful to have our Summer LINK team here at Renewal. They have already served our church family in so many ways, and they are a tremendous blessing to the church. Please take a few minutes to get to know them by reading about ...

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5 Ways to Use Sunday Morning


Renewal will begin to worship on Sunday evenings for the next three weeks at 6:00PM on July 17th. With the change of our worship time and location, here are five ways in which you could use your Sunday mornings prior to worship. Worship with a Partnering Church One of the great advantages that comes from an off worship time is the opportunity to worship with a partneri...

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Summer LINK Anderson: Midsummer Update


Summer LINK Anderson has faced challenges since the last update that has inspired renewed assurance of God's sovereignty over us. During that time, God has taught our team difficult lessons concerning loving the lost, working to be flexible while harboring inflexible hearts, and not always being congratulated for seeking the kingdom. Praise the Lord that our Father discipl...

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Daily Bible Reading

For the month of May we will be reading the Book of Proverbs together as a church. Proverbs 1 Proverbs 2 Proverbs 3 Proverbs 4 Proverbs 5 Proverbs 6 Proverbs 7 Proverbs 8 Proverbs 9 Proverbs 10 Proverbs 11 Proverbs 12 Proverbs 13 Proverbs 14 Proverbs 15 Proverbs 16 Proverbs 17 Proverbs 18 Proverbs 19 Proverbs 20 Proverbs 21 Proverbs 22 Proverb...

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Evangelism Equip Recap

Last week Renewal Church hosted an Evangelism Equip night looking at how we are called to be Ambassadors of Christ who take the gospel to our friends, neighbors, and family members. It was a time of great encouragement and instruction from Dr. Tim McKnight and Sean Alford. Here are a some takeaways from the night. We are Ambassadors for Christ "Therefore, we are ambas...

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What is the Bible?

What is the Bible? The way we answer that question is profoundly important because it speaks to where we receive authority on the person and nature of God Himself....

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Four Ways to Examine Yourself Before the Lord's Supper

Paul tells the church in 1 Corinthians 11:28 that "a person is toexamine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup." This upcoming Sunday Renewal Church will worship together by observing the Lord's Supper. Below are four ways on how we can examine ourselves from Tim Challies blog on How to Prepare Yourself for the Lord's Supper. Examine your repentance....

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Core Values: Fellowship Encourages Growth

Renewal Church has five core values: Scripture Reveals Truth, Worship Exalts God, Fellowship Encourages Growth, Serving Imitates Jesus, and Sending Advances the Gospel. This blog post takes a closer look at how Fellowship Encourages Growth....

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