ACTS: THE CHURCH ON MISSION
Opposition to the Church on Mission
The Character of Stephen
Powerful Christians are people known for grace.
The Courage of Stephen
Wisdom from God overcomes opposition from the world.
The Countenance of Stephen
False accusations fall flat for a true friend of God.
Living on Mission:
The church of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit,
faces opposition with character and courage.
- Are you known as a person of grace?
- Do you have power in your witness?
- Spend some extra time with God this week and see if anyone notices.
This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth.
We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
- Monday – Acts 7:1-36
- Tuesday – Acts 7:37-43
- Wednesday – Acts 7:44-50
- Thursday – Acts 7:51-55
- Friday – Acts 7:56-60
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church Questions
• Read Acts 6:8-15.
• Is there anything new, interesting or memorable from today’s message?
• Is there an immediate application you know you need to make? How can your Home Church support you in your obedience to make this application?
• What does it mean to be full of grace?
• What does it look like when someone is “not” full of grace?
• What kind of power does Stephen have? What kind of power do we have?
• Have you ever had a “false accusation” (fake news) made against you? How did you handle it?
• If witnesses were brought forward to charge you with being dedicated to Jesus would there be any evidence that you are guilty?
• What kind of evidence is seen when someone spends time with God?
2019 Dinner & Silent Auction
February 27 | 6-8:30 p.m.
Fellowship, get ready for an evening of great food and excitement!
It’s our 2019 Dinner & Silent Auction Missions Fundraiser! Dinner will be provided by Tacos 4 Life, and the Silent Auction will be packed with many great items to bid on! You can be a winner! All proceeds from the night will benefit our student’s summer mission trips:
Mission Arlington and the Czech Republic!
Father/Daughter Masquerade Ball | February 23 | 7-9:30 p.m.
This is a fun event for girls (ages 5th-12th grade) and their dads. We are asking each father to start the evening by taking your daughter(s) on a special date. Then join us at the Renewal Ranch Restoration Center for an evening of dancing with great music, both D.J. and a band providing current music with a coach for “social dancing”. Bring (and wear) your own mask or one will be available for you. This will be a great evening to show your daughter what to expect and how to be treated on a date. Cost is $5 per lady with a maximum of $15 per family. Register at fellowshipconway.org/register.
Discipleship 101 | February 25 | 6-8:00 p.m.
Join us for the next Discipleship 101 training Monday, February 25th, from 6-8pm. We will be studying spiritual disciplines. God wants us all to know Him deeply and I believe that spiritual disciplines are one of the avenues God uses to draw His people into deeper understanding, deeper knowledge, and ultimately deeper relationship with Himself. To register email Michael at email@example.com. Child care provided by RSVP to Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Muster | April 12-14 | Shepherd of the Ozarks
This is a great opportunity to spend some time getting sharpened by other men and refreshed by God as you enjoy the amazing setting in His creation at Shepherd of the Ozarks. Dr. Richard Howe, Southern Evangelical Seminary, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Howe will help us wrestle with and through faith doubts that Satan and the world might throw at us. Encourge and invite your sons (age 16 and older) and men from your Home Church. For more information and to register go to
IFO Conversation Club
Would you like to join IFO weekly to help internationals practice conversational English with you and other Americans? Conversation Club meets for six weeks at the beginning of each semester. This event will help the students learn, practice, and develop good conversational English skills. They will also learn the meaning and use of American idioms, just for fun. An added bonus is that we serve a great meal each week before we break into discussion groups. However, the most valuable part of Conversation Club is connecting with others and building meaningful cross-cultural, forever friendships! For more information contact Miseon Seong at email@example.com.
Weekly Budget 24,519
Giving For 02/03 24,918
Giving For 02/10 21,671
YTD Budget 809,135
YTD Giving 806,878
Over (under) (2,257)
Total Pledge 1,570,072