I 💙 My Church

I 💙My Church | Because We Care For Hurting People | Randy Frazee

Care is baked into the DNA of the church Jesus founded

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They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:42

All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 

Acts 2:44

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.

Acts 2:46-47

And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 2:47

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

“These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” (Acts 17:6)

What if we united around a care strategy like the first church?

Care Strategy #1 – Become a Care Ambassadors

Your part: (3 simple things)

Know their story – Know their names and where they are coming from

Pray for them - pray for them and with them

Invite & Bring them – Let them know what Westside offers and offer to bring them and continue to hang with them through the trial.

Westside: We will do the rest (www.westsidefamily.churh/care)

Care Strategy #2 – Become a Care Community

Current Stats

1353 children living in out of home care in KCK.

568 Foster Homes in KCK

Nationally 50% of Foster parents drop out after 10 months

Since January in KCK we have lost 200 foster families.

Foster Parents w/Care Communities

96% are still fostering after 3 years

93% are still fostering after 6 years

I 💙 My Church | Because It Changes Lives | Randy Frazee

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:13-16

There are Four Basic Personality Types

Lion:

Strengths– Visionary, practical, productive, strong-willed, independent, decisive, leader

Weaknesses– Cold, domineering, unemotional self-sufficient, unforgiving, sarcastic, cruel

Otter:

Strengths– Outgoing, responsive, warm, friendly, talkative, enthusiastic, compassionate

Weaknesses– Undisciplined, unproductive, exaggerates, egocentric, unstable

Golden Retriever :

Strengths– Calm, easy-going, dependable, quiet, objective, diplomatic, humorous

Weaknesses– Selfish, stingy, procrastinator, unmotivated, indecisive, fearful, worrier

Beaver:

Strengths– Analytical, self-disciplined, industrious, organized, aesthetic, sacrificing

Weaknesses– Moody, self-centered, touchy, negative, unsociable, critical, revengeful

Which one are you?

Who you hang out with is the biggest determining factor in your character.

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

1 Corinthians 15:33

I love my church because it changes lives

Challenge:

Come to Westside, we want you here!

Come to Westside, we need you here!

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 10:39

Serve according to your shape:

Spiritual Gifts

Heart

Ability

Personality

Experiences

Take the S.H.A.P.E assessment here or on find it on our Westside app!

I 💙 My Church | Because We Belong Here | Randy Frazee

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 2:18

“It is the fundamental unity of human society.”

W. White, Jr.

The cost of raising a child today is $233,610 (U.S. Department of Argriculture) 

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

It’s Personal

I Love my Church because we love families

Westside Family Ministries

Westside invest heavily in coming alongside of parents and supporting you in your holy work of raising your children and having a healthy, vibrant family.

 Family is in our name

We have 32 staff dedicated to Family Ministry

Weekly Sunday Programs

New Family Welcome

Kids Club

ParentLife

MarriedLife

KidsGig

Jingle Jam

Mom’s Together

Mommy & Me Playdate

Parent Partners

Student FPU

Special Needs Ministry w/monthly Respite Nights

KidVenture Community Volunteer Opportunities

Family Impact Trips

Student Retreat & Camps

Baptism Celebrations

Challenge:

Dive in as a family

Dive in to serve

I 💙 My Church | Because We Belong Here | Randy Frazee

Benefits of going to Church:

Drink less

Smoke less

Use fewer recreational drugs

Less sexually promiscuous

Stronger Marriages

Boost Immune System

Healthier Cardiovascular

Decreases Blood Pressure

Sleep better

Teens do better in school

Happier

Live longer

Stronger Support Network

I Love My Church because we belong here

God hardwired us for community

“It is not good for the man to be alone.”

Genesis 2:18

The Church is a Family

God has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family (1 Peter 3:1)

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5)

Even before you or I were even born God’s vision was to provide the way to adopt us into his family through Christ. It gave him great pleasure.

A healthy Family helps you to take a Next Steps

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

The people of Kansas City need more Margin

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