What is the Mission of the Church? [Recommended FREE Audiobook]

Pastor Jay has said before that we could all benefit from growing in our understanding of the doctrine of the church (Ecclesiology). Well, through Nov. 30, 2012 you can download a FREE audiobook that will help:

What is the Mission of the Church?

Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom and the Great Commission

Author Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
Narrator Adam Verner
Runtime 8.9 Hrs. – Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio

“Christians today define mission more broadly and variably than ever before. Are we, as the body of Christ, headed in the same direction or are we on divergent missions?


Some argue that the mission of the Church is to confront injustice and alleviate suffering, doing more to express God’s love for the world. Others are concerned that the church is in danger of losing its God-centeredness and thereby emphasize the proclamation of the gospel. It appears as though misunderstanding of mission persists.


Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert believe there is a lot that evangelicals can agree on if only we employ the right categories and build our theology of mission from the same biblical building blocks. Explaining key concepts like kingdom, gospel, and social justice, DeYoung and Gilbert help us to get on the same page—united by a common cause—and launch us forward into the true mission of the church.”

Get it FREE!

Sovereign Joy Parents…

SovJoy parents, if you see this before church today, please bring a note pad and writing utensil to church for each one of your children. We are starting our section on prayer and we will be having them write down the things they want to talk to God about over the next week. I will also have plenty of spare paper and pencils for the kids that don’t bring any.

Also, we will be introducing them to the Lord’s Prayer today.. the version in the Catechism (Question 96). Over the next couple months, we will be encouraging the parents to help their children memorize the Lord’s Prayer. Feel free to give your children a head start by discussing the Lord’s Prayer with them this morning.

Current Women’s Study: Westminster Shorter Catechism Study

In case you missed the announcements we’ve had during service over the past couple of week:

We invite all the ladies to meet with us on Wednesdays, starting at 7pm at Grace Church for Ladies’ Fellowship.

We will be going through “The Westminster Shorter Catechism: For Study Classes” (Spanish version here).

The Westminster Shorter Catechism: For Study Classes The Westminster Shorter Catechism: For Study Classes – by G. I. Williamson

La Confesion De Fe De Westminster (Spanish Edition) La Confesion De Fe De Westminster – by G I Williamson

Book will be provided for those committed to the study, while supplies last.

Childcare will be provided.

All church women are welcome to attend.

For more details please contact Gloria Vasquez.

Related Resources:

Pastor’s Jay’s blog:

“The Goal of Every Christian Woman”


Shorter Catechism [Baptist Version] Series

Guest Pastor for the Next Two Weeks

While Pastor Jay is on vacation he has entrusted a dear friend to him, Pastor Andrew, to fill in during our services. Here is what Pastor Andrew plans on teaching/preaching during the next two services:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012:
    • Sunday Seminary – Presuppositional Apologetics (focusing on Islam)
    • Sunday Worship – A Witness for Christ (Voice of the Martyrs)
  • Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012:
    • Sunday Seminary – Presuppositional Apologetics (focusing on Buddhism)
    • Sunday Worship – Ministry/Missions presentation and sermon from Deut. 29


Andrew has served as pastor for the last ten years. He is happily married to Cindy and they have two happy children who love to tell people of King Jesus. In addition to the pastorate, he is a Chaplain with the LAPD. His ministry focus is equipping pastors and planting healthy churches among the persecuted believers of East Asia. Believers in East Asia were targeted for their faith in Christ and their freedom to worship God without the control of the authorities. Believers were jailed and tortured for refusing to renounce Christ. Andrew’s passion is to trained the pastors and to plant healthy Bible churches among the persecuted believers.


Schneider (Missionary to Chile) Update July ’12

Here is the lastest update we have from Steve Scheider (see previous ones here):

Our senior adult group studying about biblical
counseling that changes the heart.

“In March, Steve began preaching through Ephesians two or three Sundays per month. During Thursday night prayer meetings, he is teaching through the Sermon on the Mount. He also has taught in our senior adult and youth groups. Last year, Steve instructed the leaders on a biblical philosophy of ministry and a Christ-centered

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