Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-02-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 25:1

Topic(s): The Gospel

Questions to ask in children’s church:

  1. Ask children if they have ever had a pet or family member die.
    1. Does death make you sad?
    2. Do you ever wonder why God allows death?
    3. Read Genesis 3 (NIV is the best translation for children)
  2. Ask the following questions:
    1. Why did God tell Adam and Eve they would have to die?
      1. They disobeyed God.
    2. Why did God make clothes for Adam and Eve?
      1. He covered the shame of their disobedience.
      2. Even though they sinned and would have to die, God cared about them and provided a sin covering.
  3. Read Romans 6:23 and tell the following story:
    1. When we disobey God, we must also die one day.
    2. But, He offers us eternal life as a gift—Jesus offers to cover our sin like God covered the sin of Adam and Eve. It’s a free gift. You don’t have to earn it or be good enough.
    3. If you believe Jesus is alive and confess Him as Lord, you have eternal life.
    4. Don’t try to get children to pray a ‘sinner’s’ prayer or ask Jesus into their hearts. Tell them to talk with their parents or guardians about what this means and invite them to ask questions.

Family worship after Sunday’s sermon:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 25:1 again.
  2. Why do even godly people have to die?
  3. What does it mean to receive eternal life by grace alone?
  4. Have you repented of your sin and believed the Gospel?

Note from the pastor to families:

It is especially important for young men and women to think about the certainty and finality of their own deaths. One day we will all die. It is an inescapable reality. When we die, we will have either built our own kingdoms on this earth and lose everything, or we will have denied ourselves on this earth and gained eternity with Christ. You cannot be good enough for Heaven. That is why Christ’s sacrifice must cover our shame like the clothes God provided Adam and Eve. When we are born again, Christ brings us to repentance and to belief in His Gospel. He frees us from sin. Though these earthly bodies will still perish, we will live forever with our maker and inherit the earth. Repent. The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

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Children’s Church/Family Worship 07-26-2020

 Text: 1 Samuel 24:16-22

Topic(s): When You Are Bullied

Questions to ask in children’s church:

  1. Ask children if they would like to share about a time when they were bullied.
    1. Share your own experience from your childhood—remember to keep it age appropriate.
  2. How do God’s people treat bullies?
    1. Read Romans 12:14-21—use an NIV; It’s the most kid-friendly and understandable accurate translation of Scripture.
    2. If we are in Christ, we don’t hit bullies back or hold grudges. Instead, we are nice to them.
  3. Why are true Christians nice to bullies?
    1. Only God is the perfect and righteous judge. His job is to judge bullies.
    2. We are not God, so we are not righteous judges.
    3. Read Romans 11:33-36.

Family worship after Sunday’s sermon:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 24:16-22 again.
  2. Why did David spare Saul?
  3. Why does God judge and take vengeance but forbid His people from doing so?
  4. What does God’s instruction in Romans 12:14-21 reveal about His nature and ours?

Note from the pastor to families:

God did not give the primary message of the Bible in order to get us to be righteous or change us into better people. There are many different opinions about what it means for people to be good. He gave us the Bible to show us His goodness, His righteousness. When we break God’s Law, we show that we are unrighteous by nature and hopeless without the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Christians do not act as judges in the world, here to mean condemning people based on others’ ‘sins’ or evils against them, because God is the only righteous one. We can still make judgment calls and practice discernment; If God is the only righteous one, then He is the only one who can possibly practice righteous judgment and take vengeance against those who oppress others and whose sin is not covered by the blood of the Son, Jesus Christ.

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Children’s Church 07-19-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 24:1-15

Topic(s): Sufficiency of Scripture, Peer Pressure

Questions to ask in children’s church:

  1. Who created the world, and who made you?
    1. In Genesis 1, we see that God created the world. 
    2. God created people in His image. Every child is created in the likeness of God.
  2. Who knows more about what God made, God or people?
    1. God does.
    2. God can tell us more about this world and about our lives than people.
  3. Should we do something simply because everyone else is doing it or because people want us to do it?
    1. No. People do not know as much about this world as God does. God tells us about Himself, His world, and ourselves in His Bible. So, we trust the Bible more than we trust people.

Family worship after Sunday’s sermon:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 24:1-15 again.
  2. Why didn’t David follow the advice of his friends?
  3. Why do you think it is important to recognize God’s providence and respect the way He is working together all things?
  4. Are you more like Saul, who tries to work everything out for himself and believes he is correct; Or, are you more like David, who seeks first God’s kingdom and righteousness and trusts God to work things out according to His will?

Note from the pastor to families:

There are many reasons we choose to do the things we do and live the way we live. We understand that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). God is king, and His approval is the only approval that matters. He has not only provided His instruction, but also His Gospel in the words of Scripture. Even though we have all failed to win God’s approval, He offers it as a gift through Jesus Christ. When we come to follow Jesus, we desire to follow God’s word more closely. When we participate with the church, go to work, spend time at home, or go out, we do so for Christ’s pleasure and not the pleasure of others. What a freeing and comforting way to live!

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July Announcements

We are, more or less, back to normalcy. Many of you are still physical distancing, and we encourage you to continue to discern what is best for you and your family. As more and more people get back into the church gathering, we encourage safe practices. Wear masks if you feel you need to. Air hug, and remain six feet apart. We are providing two seating options during the main services; You can participate live in the auditorium or enjoy the broadcast in the fellowship hall. If you choose not to honor the physical distancing recommendations, please respect those who are. We do have hand-sanitizer and masks available for those who need them.

In Acts 2:44-45, we see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the actions of the first local church. The church held all things in common-even selling their property and possessions, sharing them with all as anyone had need.

When we come to know Christ, we begin giving to others rather than gaining for ourselves. Church becomes about what we can give rather than what we can get. We share the Gospel because Christ has so graciously given us His grace. We share what we have because God has given us what we have so He might bless others through us. What a wonderful world this would be if we all blessed one another rather than rather than build relationships based on what we may get out of them. One day, the world will be this way. Sharing is not merely a means for accomplishing our mission but a lifestyle wrought in Christ’s people by His Holy Spirit.

This month, we have added two new ammenities. 1) We have added an overflow/family viewing area during the main worship service. You can now choose between participating in the worship service live and viewing the broadcast from our fellowship hall. 2) We have developed a share-center group on Facebook and will soon add our share-center booth in the Fellowship Hall.

Remember meal-share on Sunday afternoons following the main gathering. Join us Sundays at 12:30 as we eat together and walk through Revelation.

Upcoming Special Events

Because of COVID-19, this event is now a free concert and missions panel. Details to come.

Resources

Click here for other Bible study resources for your spiritual growth.

Subscribe to “The Ninety-Five” on iTunes or by clicking here.

Click here to download the devotional commentary on the book of Revelation.

Current Opportunities:

Audio Video Tech- to run sound and video on Sunday mornings.
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.

Please donate online by clicking here.

If you do not give online, please remember to mail in your first-fruits or place your offering in the offering box when you are at the church building. We do not take up an offering during any worship gathering.

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Our Missions Vision in 2020

New Resources For You

Here at TCATS, we are interested in your sincere spiritual growth. That’s why we do everything we can to make sure you have what you need as you come to know Christ more and as He continues to sanctify you through His word. Here are some new resources for you:

Saul’s Envy
We finished another section in 1 Samuel on Sunday mornings and the sermons are available for download. These Bible’s message meant much through the COVID season and means much when we think about loving our enemies in the face of riots, racism, and hatred from people who have preached mere acceptance and unity.
Click here to listen or download.
Click here to see what else is available from 1 Samuel.

Kingdom of Heaven
We finished Jesus’s Kingdom of Heaven teaching and parables in Matthew’s Gospel on Wednesday evenings and the Bible Studies are available for download. People have different perceptions about what Heaven will be like. Jesus was more concerned about the Father’s glory and His people than He was about the place.
Click here to listen or download.
Click here to see what else is available from Matthew’s Gospel.

Foundations for the Book of Revelation
We finished the foundational chapter for our new study through the book of Revelation. This foundation is essential for understanding the book of Revelation and end times according to the Bible.
Click here to listen or download.
Click here to see what else is available from Revelation.

A Look at Luther’s 95 Theses
Many of the problems in the modern church, generally speaking, reflect the problems Luther and others saw in the Roman Catholic Church of 1517. Please listen to these reflections on Luther’s 95. The church exalted people’s works and wealth rather than Christ’s work and word. Our reflections are worth your time.
Click here.

The New Share Center
As our year of missions continues, we have created a Facebook group meant for sharing. Soon, you will also see a share center at the church, which will highlight the missions work we are involved in around the world and list missions opportunities available in our own community. If you have a need, please let us know.
Click here to join the share center group.

Check out our other available resources for your spiritual growth here.

We provide these resources free for anyone who wants them and don’t ask for any information from anyone. Simply click and play. We do ask that you consider donating to the Church at Sunsites so that we can continue to produce this Bible-centered material for our community and for Christ’s true church in the valley. More and more, we see the widespread need for sound Biblical teaching here in the valley.

Please subscribe to this website, share the Bible-centered content, and continue to pray for revival. If you have any questions about anything, our elders will answer those for you; Simply contact us. If you are not yet investing your valuable time in a church that preaches and teaches expositorily and sincerely gets at the things God has given through the whole counsel of His word for our benefit, we hope to see you soon.

June Announcements

This week, we finally get to begin our lunch series! Many of you are still physical distancing or have been out for various reasons. We look forward to seeing everyone again. Please remember to stay connected and discern the appropriate time for your family to return to the gathering of believers.

The church gathering is the training ground, but very Christian has several mission fields. The Christian’s first mission field is his or her own household and extended family. In Scripture, households considered the Gospel together, came to Christ together, and were baptized together:

1. Cornelius’ Household (Acts 10)
2. Lydia’s Household (Acts 16)
3. The Philippian Jailer’s Household (Acts 16)
4. Crispus’s Household (Acts 18)
5. Stephanas’s Household (1 Corinthians 1)​.

If we want the best for our families, we will disciple them and live as part of Christ’s body, His church, with our families. So, we invite our families to attend a healthy local church that preaches through Scripture where we can serve God and one another with our families.

This month, we have a guest preacher-Ken Duffy. Ken and his family recently started attending The Cats. His desire is to preach, and he is a good expositor. Let’s give him a warm welcome on June 14. June 14, we also begin our lunch series. Bring your lunch; After the main worship service, Tom Schneider will be summarizing our teaching through Revelation up to this point. Be sure to request any lessons you’ve missed and the devotional commentary on Revelation.

Upcoming Special Events

Because of COVID-19, this event is now a free concert and missions panel. Details to come.

Resources

Click here for other Bible study resources for your spiritual growth.

Subscribe to “The Ninety-Five” on iTunes or by clicking here.

Click here to download the devotional commentary on the book of Revelation.

Current Opportunities:

Audio Video Tech- to run sound and video on Sunday mornings.
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.

Please donate online by clicking here.

If you do not give online, please remember to mail in your first-fruits or place your offering in the offering box when when you are at the church building.

Remember to Subscribe to this blog and Contact us with any questions!

Our Missions Vision in 2020

May Announcements

We are back on campus as of today for all of our regularly scheduled meetings. Please continue to discern whether you and your families still need to observe physical distancing. We are taking the necessary sanitization precautions on campus.

It is easy to be friendly with others. Saying what we think, especially concerning the Gospel, is difficult because we don’t want to be judged and we don’t want others to feel like we are judging them. The ability to have difficult, meaningful conversation is nearly lost on our society, but have these difficult, meaningful discussions we must. Continue reading below.

This month, we are relaunching our on-campus gatherings. Because of a continuing concern about COVID-19, our lunch series and meal-share ministry will not begin until June 14. We will begin recording our church members’ testimonies again. Please contact us to set up a time for your interview.

Upcoming Special Events

Because of COVID-19, this event is now a free concert and missions panel. Details to come.

Resources

Click here for other Bible study resources for your spiritual growth.

We are releasing this podcast episode early for TCATS and our community. It fits with our missions tip this month. In this episode, we address the legalistic idea that church is for the righteous and rich. In reality, Jesus came to call poor sinners.:

Subscribe to “The Ninety-Five” on iTunes or by clicking here.

Our pastor’s latest book.
Take the test to see if you actually have eternal life, are in a healthy church, or are a false teacher.

Other books available here.

Our pastor’s latest paper in pursuit of his PhD.
How can we discern Scripture’s application for today?

If you have any questions that we haven’t answered, please ask! We are here for your good.

Current Opportunities:

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.

Please donate online by clicking here.

If you do not give online, please remember to mail in your first-fruits or place your offering in the offering box when when you are at the church building.

Remember to Subscribe to this blog and Contact us with any questions!

Say Something

It is easy to be friendly with others. Saying what we think, especially concerning the Gospel, is difficult because we don’t want to be judged and we don’t want others to feel like we are judging them. The ability to have difficult, meaningful conversation is nearly lost on our society, but have these difficult, meaningful discussions we must.

A week or so ago, I shared something on Facebook. Most of what I hear about the Gospel in our community is entirely works-based, even so much so that someone from another prominent church was condemning other churches for postponing their gatherings as fearful and in direct contradiction to God’s Law (Cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). Virtually every church other than her own was dishonoring God and did not fear God like her church did. Behind this sort of mentality is an entirely works-based, or legalistic, theology of salvation- a false Gospel. My heart has been broken about the presence of this false legalistic Gospel since I arrived in Sunsites. I tried for more than a year to have a conversation with the pastor of this church, which I will leave unnamed here. He only ever replied by informing me that he would not allow his church people to associate with us because he didn’t want to expose his people to that stuff. After months of heart wrenching prayer, I finally had a heart rightly broken enough to say something. I received three types of responses: (1) Some people were malicious and accusatory because I had the nerve to address something I saw as wrong, (2) some people reacted harshly because they had been hurt by the church and my observations triggered them, and (3) some people desired to have a sincere conversation about the true nature of the Gospel. The reaction I got proves that we need a broader conversation about Christ Gospel and false gospels floating around in our own context. I will be having more public conversations and inviting other pastors and religious leaders in our community to join me.

Jesus had to publicly criticize legalistic religion. In one instance, people were referring to Him as a Law-breaker because He practiced His liberty in eating and drinking. In a very public way, Jesus pointed out the incoherence of their legalistic teaching. John the Baptist neither ate grapes nor drank wine or strong drink; people accused him of having a demon. Jesus came eating grapes and drinking wine and strong drink; people accused Him of being a glutton and a drunkard (Cf. Matthew 11:16-19). No matter what we say or how we live, worldly people will find fault. Just as Jesus had to deconstruct the false theology of the First Century in order to show the beauty of grace, so too must we if we desire others know the true Gospel. This is one reason Jesus said that He did not come to bring peace but a sword (Matthew 10:42, in the context of Jesus sending His disciples on a short-term mission trip to Galilee).

After noticing actual problems with the world, injustices, crooked politics, and false Gospels, there is a way to say something. Notice Jesus’s method as you read through the Gospels. He logically considered the content of a teaching or claim against the Scriptures. He reasoned with people considering the content in a non-malicious way. Sometimes He even exercised His just anger. Absent from His timeline would be those political memes maligning or caricaturing one politician or party. Absent from His feed would be the assumptions and ad hominem finger. Instead, He exposed the content of someone’s message, revealed its inconsistencies, and compared it to Scripture. We can make fun of someone all day, and no one will listen even if they really are wrong. We can evaluate the content, though, and the whole world will see and react in one of the three ways I described.

If you desire to serve others and share Christ’s Gospel, remember that we are in a specific context (see video below). When the Gospel is shared in any community, it rubs and clashes against all of the different and disparate propositions that are present. Be as sly as serpents and as innocent as doves.

– Your servant and friend, Andrew Cannon, lead elder

Our Missions Vision in 2020

COVID-19 Update

Governor Ducey announced that he and his cabinet have decided to extend a modified version of the stay-at-home order until May 15. Here is what that means for us as a local church.

Beginning May 1st, we can begin meeting again in groups of ten or less. According to the state’s recommendation, meetings will be moved up to 25% capacity on May 12 or 15. If your Bible study or ministry can accommodate this recommendation, we encourage you to begin meeting again (Physical distancing rules below).

On May 3, we will have our final online gathering for the main service. On May 10, we will begin having drive-in worship services during Phase 1 of the state’s reopening. This will help us maintain safe physical distancing and begin to meet again. The main-service will continue to be live-streamed. We encourage you to keep your windows up and A/C on during the drive-ins. You should be able to tune your car radios to an FM station to hear the service (as long as our short-range FM transmitter is delivered on time). Our deacons will be available to get you anything you need (ex. coffee, Bible) and will be wearing the appropriate gloves and masks. If you need to be in the building during this time, please let us know-we can accommodate no more than 10 people indoors until May 12 or 15 and no more than 25% of our capacity afterwards until Phase 2 or 3 or reopening according to President Trump’s plan.

The lunch series through Revelation will continue to air online for the time being.

On May 13, Wednesday evening Bible study will begin on campus again-unless we hear that you would prefer to continue Matthew’s Gospel online.

When you are in the building:
Remain 6 ft. from others; we encourage air hugs.
Utilize the hand-sanitizer.
Designate one person present to pour coffee and serve snacks to limit contacts.
Sanitize the spaces used after each meeting.
Please stay home if you are sick.

If you have any needs, please continue to let us know.

As I have talked with our members over the course of the past month or so, I have been greatly encouraged. There hasn’t been any complaining about the decisions made by the elders to honor the state’s stay at home order. You have all mostly participated well in our online gatherings. We will continue to be the church through this pandemic- offering God’s grace through His word rather than condemning others.

There are some who appropriate Hebrews 10:25 to insist that giving up a few worship services is an unbiblical and damnable sin. I know that I have been attacked and accused of fearing the government instead of God. The misappropriation of Scripture is one of the commonest tendencies in the modern-day church. I do want to ask the question sincerely. Did postponing on-campus gatherings dishonor God? Let’s briefly exposit Hebrews 10:25 together and in its context.

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus Christ, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near (Hebrews 10:19-25).

Notice, (1) the preacher’s application concerns our freedom in Christ to come before His throne and is not a works-based rule. This necessarily means we meet because of what Christ has already done, not because it is something we must do to please Him. (2) Because our desire is to grow in Christ’s grace, we gather in order to stimulate one another to love and good deeds and to encourage one another. (3) Forsaking the assembly deals with forsaking the stimulation of one another to love and good deeds and failing to encourage one another all the more as the day approaches. The only way we break this instruction is if we neglect gathering in some way for the purpose of our own sanctification. We have not neglected the assembly in this way by postponing on-campus gathering for a time. We have shown that we are the church, not a program or social club. Again, I have been very encouraged by you during the last month. There are many local churches meeting in a works-based way and still neglecting to build one-another up biblically. There are many Christians who refuse to build up or be built up by others sincerely according to Christ’s word (not some appropriation of Christ’s word). There are those who condemn others for trying to work for the good of Christ’s church. Those are the tendencies the Hebrew preacher discourages-lone wolf Christianity, a refusal to sit under the teaching of God’s exposited word, and neglecting to contribute by also building others up in Christ’s word. I am glad to be a part of a church body that has kept this basic instruction while also striving to honor our government the best we can according to Romans 13 for the sake of Christ’s Gospel. We are not being persecuted by the state, as some have suggested. Instead, the ministry of God’s word through the Cats has increased during this season.

When I first arrived in Pearce-Sunsites to begin my ministry here through The Church at Sunsites, I preached Hebrews 10:25. Let me encourage you (church members and others in our community) to listen. Hebrews declares grace for the worst of sinners, not condemnation. It’s about freedom in Christ, not slavery to the Law. As a church, we have continued to grow according to that initial vision, a vision that the church already had.

I am proud to call you my church family and cannot wait to continue being built up by you and with you for the sake of Christ’s testimony in our area. May the ministry of Christ’s good word and Gospel of grace continue to increase here as we begin meeting together again.

-Andrew Cannon; lead pastor

April Not-happenings

At the beginning of last month, we were hoping coronavirus would miss us. It did not. Little did we expect that our governor would issue a shelter-in-place order by the end of the month. While some of our sister churches are complaining about the government violating constitutional rights, we want to recognize God’s sovereignty and providence. We want to praise Him in this current season. We desire to honor our government according to Scripture. If you are curious about the severity of the novel coronavirus, watch the following video. It really puts things into perspective. The United States now leads the world in COVID-19 spread, and there are no signs of slowing yet. This pandemic is worse than both the SARS outbreak and Spanish Flu in their times.

Because the risk is now very real, we are asking you honor the governor’s order, stay home, and avoid contact with others- this includes tithing/donating electronically if you can since snail mail=contact.

COVID-19 has done much to reveal the world’s greed and that of idolatrous local churches. The fact is, we can’t serve both God and money or God and attendance. We can’t serve two masters. We will either participate in God’s mission as He works all things together or our own while complaining about the things God is working together. We cannot do both. continued below…

Last month was long and concerning for many of us; God’s work continues. We continued to walk through 1 Samuel on Sunday mornings and Matthew on Wednesday evenings. We started our study on the book of Revelation. We moved all of our meetings online (Facebook or Youtube) for this current season. Unfortunately, though we planned to, we are now unable to deliver CDs because of the governor’s shelter-in-place order and in the interest of our community’s safety and survival.

Upcoming Special Events

We want to invite our community to join us for our Good Friday and Easter streams. Here is all the info you need!

Good Friday

We will be observing a representation of communion even though real communion cannot be rightly practiced online. Please have wine or grape juice and some form of unleavened bread. If you cannot get any, we will do everything we can to provide it for you; simply contact us.

We will have one song, and think upon Jesus Christ’s crucifixion together.

Resurrection Sunday

We will have an online worship service and will read from Christ’s word concerning our own resurrection in Him.

If you would like to contribute, please send a 30 sec. video describing what Easter means to you or send a video of you singing a Resurrection song. Your video may or may not be included, but we would like to include you if we can.

Let’s think upon our savior this season.

TCATS Members register free by contacting us. Non-members register by clicking here.

Foodie Friday- Our pastor is not currently having people over for dinner on Fridays. If you are in desperate need of food, please contact us and we will do what we can during this season.

Resources

Click here for other Bible study resources for your spiritual growth.

Our pastor’s latest book.
Take the test to see if you actually have eternal life, are in a healthy church, or are a false teacher.

Other books available here.

Our pastor’s latest paper in pursuit of his PhD.
How can we discern Scripture’s application for today?

If you have any questions that we haven’t answered, please ask! We are here for your good.

Current Opportunities:

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.

Please donate online by clicking here.

If you do not give online, please remember to mail in your first-fruits during the COVID-19 season.

Remember to Subscribe to this blog and Contact us with any questions!

Give Up Greed

One mark of Christ’s true church is her sacrificial living. At no time is it more evident who God’s children and Satan’s children are than during times of tribulation-like the COVID-19 pandemic season. I have seen all sorts of response from churches. Our idolatry is being revealed. Pastors and other church leaders are so concerned about bringing in enough money and retaining their congregations that they are forgetting to care for people. Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about sacrificial living, what it means to love, and about how life isn’t about us overcoming our giants. Now, we will each be tested. Have we heard God’s word? Has it changed us? Will we, during this time prove to be doers of God’s word and not hearers only?

After persecution erupted in Jerusalem, believers lost every comfort and preference they thought they needed and became missionaries. Paul willingly impoverished himself so that he might win more to Christ. I am confident of this, brothers and sisters; we cannot serve God and ourselves. We must choose a side. Generously suffer for the Gospel’s sake or concern ourselves only about how we might overcome this new giant. To see what I am saying, simply review our sermon series through the David and Goliath discourse.

I love you and am praying for you daily. May we come out on the other side of this having put our idols (whether money, preference, comfort, acquaintance, familiarity, power, intelligence, or numbers) to rest and having truly confessed Christ as our providential king. May we do so by God’s grace alone as He sanctifies us. May we seek to win others to Christ through caring for them generously and sacrificially. May those in our community who are not in Christ or participate with His church become true members of Christ’s body. May those in unhealthy or false churches be led in the way God desires them go.

– Your servant and friend, Andrew Cannon, lead elder

Our Missions Vision in 2020