We are more than one-month into 2020 and some of you have already failed your new-year’s resolutions! No worries. Yesterday we learned that life isn’t about jumping hurdles but celebrating and resting in Christ’s work. So, at TCATS we don’t focus on your hurdles; we run with you toward our Lord no matter your struggles, addictions, hurts, or hang-ups. Our love for and service to one-another is unconditional. That’s possible because Christ first loved us.
God works all things together. This means He has sovereignly placed you at your workplace, interested you in your hobbies, given you friends, and provided your family. It doesn’t have to be awkward. See more about how participate with Christ this way at the end of these announcements.
Last month, our new women’s Bible study began. Men continued their systematic theology class. Our elders continued their hard work by examining how the early church was structured so they might shepherd well.
Upcoming Special Events
Foodie Friday- Every Friday, beginning February 21st, our pastor and his wife want to have a family over to their home for dinner and fellowship. They will provide the meal. If you are able, they ask that you provide desert and/or drinks. Contact Pastor Andrew to get signed up! If you are unable to provide desert or drinks, sign up anyway!
We finished a section in 1 Samuel on Sunday Mornings and a section in Matthew on Wednesday evenings. Download the sermons by clicking below.
If you have any questions that we haven’t answered, please ask! We are here for your good.
Audio Video Tech- to run sound and video on Sunday mornings.
Missions Team Leader and Outreach Pastor- individuals burdened with the welfare of individuals in our community to organize current and new missions/outreach projects for TCATS.
Hispanic Missionary- someone to start a hispanic outreach ministry at TCATS for the growing hispanic population in the Sulfur Springs Valley.
Bible teachers- those interested in teaching the Bible or pastoring can be trained here.
Singers and Musicians
If you have a particular calling, we will be sure you are equipped and put you to work for Christ’s kingdom.
In the future, you will see an online giving option here each month.
If you do not give online, please remember to bring your first-fruits to the gathering and place them in our offering box at the back of the auditorium.
Use Your Platform
God works all things together. This means He has sovereignly placed you at your workplace, interested you in your hobbies, given you friends, and provided your family. It doesn’t have to be awkward. Participating with Christ in Christ’s work is simpler than we tend to make it.
When I worked as a waiter, I bought every table’s drinks. Everyone I served got free drinks and, as a result, they listened as I talked with them throughout their meals and identified with them wherever they were at in life. Before they left, I thanked them for coming in and invited them to church. No one ever complained to my manager because I never tried to force Jesus down anyone’s throat.
This principle can be applied to every arena of life. If you own a business or practice, place church brochures for healthy churches, preferably your home church, in your waiting or business area. Keep good books visible at home and work if you can. Let people see you reading. Someone asked me about what I was reading on Friday and I got to talk with that person about Christ’s Gospel and explain the beliefs of our local church. Befriend people you meet on social media, but be sure you have them in mind when you post. When it comes to reaching out to people in love, we attract more bees with honey than with vinegar. If I am always complaining about or criticizing anyone, I push everyone away. That is why we care about people enough to identify with them. We always post about the truth of the Gospel, not those cheesy fluffy religious images.
Think and pray about how you can use your current platforms, which has been graciously provided by God, for His glory and not our own. If you need help figuring this out, let’s get together and talk over coffee, a meal, or whatever.
– Andrew Cannon, lead elder