Empower: Sent to Serve

Sunday, October 13, 2019

191013-830 Japanese

Acts 6:1-7, 8:1-8

In our day, the word empower is a popular word. We use it to refer to helping people become stronger or more confident in some aspect of their lives. Exercise programs, retirement plans, financial institutions, even libraries (e.g., Burnaby Public Library) use empowerment language to describe what they’re about. When we think about empowerment, we often think about ensuring our rights and becoming more independent. What does empowerment look like in the life of a Christ-follower? Is it any different from what happens in society around us today?


Current Series



E-transfer does not refer to a financial transaction.  Rather, the "E" refers to the energy received from the person of the Holy Spirit to carry on the ministry of Jesus.   As we examine stories of the early church from the Book of Acts (six weeks), we will consider God's vision for Willingdon in the 21st century.  Following this overview, we will study what God has to say to us about spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12-14). Spiritual gifts are the way God has chosen to empower us, so that we might live out the vision he has called us to.  The purpose of the series is for God inspire and empower all his people at Willingdon to participate in his mission to Metro Vancouver, Canada and the world.