Get Wired Cafe opens at 9:30am
Sunday Worship starts at 10:00am
1427 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29621
821 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Here's how it works:
The 5 Purposes of the Church are what we use as our overall discipleship process. As you can see in the picture above, one purpose moves to the next. They work like this:
You Were Planned For God's Pleasure
Someone accepts Christ, they are justified, their sins are forgiven, and their first privilege and ability is to come to the throne of God in Worship. They come with thankfulness and joy over their newfound life in the Salvation that has been granted to them through Jesus. Worship, combined with prayer, is what we are to do every moment of our lives. Keeping this awake in our lives is how believers in Jesus are strengthened and are able to open their hearts and minds to God, and glorify Him through the things that we do in our everyday lives. Worship is not just singing or playing an instrument, however music does help to open us up spiritually and emotionally. Worship is bringing Glory to God with how we act every moment of the day.
You Were Formed For God's Family
Next, believers in Jesus should be growing in the family of God through Fellowship with one another. The primary times to do this are spending time with each other during our Sunday morning worship services, and during small group times during the week. Other ways to grow fellowship amongst believers, is to live life together, to grow deep friendships and to take care of one another.
You Were Created To Become Like Christ
Third, we should be growing in Discipleship as a disciple of Jesus Christ and being daily sanctified (Sanctification: the process of the Holy Spirit teaching us and making us more Christ-like). This happens through daily time alone with God, through the hearing of the Word of God in the messages that are taught during Sunday morning worship, and through our small groups as we live life together, and study the Bible and the discipleship studies that we may be working through. Discipleship happens in us as individuals, through our personal relationship with God, and through the relationships that we build with other believers in Christ.
You Were Shaped For Serving God
Fourth, disciples of Jesus should be serving one another and helping to grow the Kingdom of God. That is Ministry. Every person in Christ Jesus has a set of Spiritual gifts that is specific to them, that they should be using to edify, to lift up the church, the Body of Christ. One of Electric City Fellowship's 8 Core Values is that Every Member is a Minister. This means that we need to be ministering to one another as disciples of Jesus, and helping to form the Church, the Kingdom of God.
You Were Made For A Mission
Lastly, as believers in Christ Jesus, we are called to a mission! Matthew 28:19-20 is the Great Commission, and it tells us that we are to go and tell the rest of the world about Jesus! That is our goal of Evangelism. Our mission field starts here in Anderson, SC, and reaches to the ends of the world. We are going to strive to fulfill that mission! As a part of the Body of Christ, once a believer has begun living a life of worship, are growing in fellowship with other believers, seeking to grow deeper as a disciple, and is serving the Church and others, it's a natural desire to spread the Gospel to those who may not know Him. Evangelism kickstarts the 5 purposes in the life of the believer.