I.D. – Grow!

May 5, 2019

Ephesians 4:11-16

Living things grow, change, reproduce, and adapt.  Dead things stay the same or decay.  These characteristics are familiar to us because life and death are realities we all experience.

Of course, living things also die.  It is the natural course of living things. 

This year thousands of churches across America are closing their doors.  This is not because there are fewer people who need to hear the gospel message.  Many of those churches are not adapting their message so their audience can hear them.  They resist change so they die.  It is not necessarily good or bad, right or wrong.  It is a simple fact of life.  They have served their purpose.

The Shoreline Church is a living body of people who follow Christ and want to grow, change, reproduce and adapt.  We do not believe God is calling us to be the same or to decay.  

Therefore, we encourage each other to grow in Christ, to change according to His will, to reproduce by sharing Jesus with others and to be ready to adapt when God calls us to change.


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