We Strive for a Christ-Shaped Culture

We Strive for a Christ-Shaped Culture

What is the “right” culture for a church? For our church? Pastor Ryan will focus on the culture of Northwest in his sermon for Annual Celebration Sunday; “We Strive for a Christ-Shaped Culture”.

Application Questions
Look Back

  1. Reflect over this past week and share any experience related to being sealed by the Holy Spirit.

Look Up

  1. How would you describe what culture means? Share any experiences you’ve had being a part of an organization, work-place, school, or team that had a great culture. A bad culture. What made them that way?

Read Colossians 1:13-20

  1. What does this say about Christ? How should He define the culture of any church?

Read Jeremiah 23:16-22

  1. What made God so upset? What did He desire the prophets to do? How must this shape our own church’s culture? What are practical ways this plays out?

Read John 4:27-38

  1. Why did Jesus describe His mission as food? How does that shape our culture? Share practical ideas.

Read Philippians 2:5-8

  1. What does it mean that Jesus emptied Himself? How do we empty ourselves today? What happens when we do? Is there ever a time when we over empty ourselves?

Look Ahead

  1. What action step is God calling you to respond to regarding the culture of Northwest? How can you be a part of shaping our church culture to be more like Christ?