This Sunday, we begin our IMPACT OLYMPICS!  It’s going to be BIG and WILD!  Can’t wait!!!

The goal of these olympics is to create a cohesion within our congregation. And this cohesion forms community.  Here’s the definition of community”

Communitya society of people having common rights and privileges, common interests, living under the same laws and regulations, having a community spirit.

But this cohesion with our congregation requires more than the previous definition.  It requires COVENANT. Here’s the definition of covenant:

CovenantA treaty, alliance, league, constitution, ordinance, agreement, pledge, alliance between God and man and man to man. 

I believe the example of the church being an OIKOS  (household of believers) is defined not just as a community, but a COVENANT COMMUNITY. 

The Biblical concept of covenant community is depicted in the following statements:

  1. When people are more concerned with the corporate body than with themselves. Acts 4:32
  2. Individuals are knitted, built, framed, and joined together. This speaks of close, long-lasting and real friendships.
  3. The spirit of sacrifice becomes the attitude in which the church (covenant community) meets the needs of everyone.
  4. When team ministry is properly implemented to meet the needs of the church and the community.
  5. When the elderly retain the proper godly authority throughout their lives.
  6. Where the preaching of the Gospel and discipleship of people through relationships becomes the primary focus for every family.

Lastly, it’s explained through Acts 2:42, Impact’s Church’s 2012 power verse…

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42).

5 Comments

  1. cindy shappy on May 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    This is another chance to offer all of the people in this region
    to come and see how much love, friendship is here with IMPACT CHURCH.
    There can and is unity with all of us. Wow! It is going to be great.
    As the sun shines, We will help the darkness fade for there will be
    to see and feel the presence of God’s love.



  2. Jalina on May 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I am so excited and in expectation. This is only the beginning. Sunday is going to be Awesome.



  3. Kristina on May 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    oooooh i cant wait!! totally looking forward to it!! 🙂



  4. Manny on May 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I can’t wait for Sunday it’s going to be wonderful and it’s going to be a powerful and we know that we are more than a community
    We are a family.



  5. Januel on June 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Pastor it was a great day team force took the game and we had an awsome fellowship time together,