On Sunday, November 20th from 5:30-7:30 we are going to be gathering Anthem Thousand Oaks (and friends) to follow up to the work that we did at Anthem Summit in August. We set out to build our year around living intentional mission in our everyday lives. As a church, we don’t simply want to say that we should all be doing this and not do anything to provide the tools for that kind of life. We believe our responsibility, as laid out in Ephesians 4:12 is...
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…
In the spirit of Ephesians 4:12, we are putting together a series of nights called ‘Equip’ that are designed to provide training and encouragement for intentional mission in our everyday lives.
This first night (Sunday, November 20th, 5:30-7:30, dessert & childcare provided) is a night focused on sharing the Gospel. Brad Sarian is a good friend of Anthem. Brad leads Restored LA and has been a part of the Restored story (and thereby the Anthem story) from the beginning. Brad is an evangelist and a teacher and we have asked him to help equip us to be a church that knows how to speak the Gospel.
The goal of the night is not simply to hear another teaching on why we should share our faith. We’ve asked Brad to come in and train us in practical conversational objectives and how to hold convictions yet keep the door open to the Gospel.
Brad will take some time to teach us and then give us practical things to work through. There will be some time for Q&A at the end of the night.
The hope is that you leave Equip with tools and resources to walk into conversations with people that don’t know Jesus with confidence.
The reality is, the elders are hoping that everyone who calls Anthem Thousand Oaks “home” will join us for this training night. We think it’s that important. It is a resource that is available for other churches as well, but our primary focus is inviting Anthem Thousand Oaks to be equipped. So bring your whole community group. Bring your middle/high school students. Invite your roommates. Make a night out of it and take this helpful step in your discipleship journey!