Well it has been a bit since I last updated here as my family and I have been in transition. In November, I became the new Lead Pastor of Central Church in Collierville, TN (suburb of Memphis). Central Church is a large, dynamic church with an amazing reputation of ministry in the greater Memphis area along with a strong missions emphasis around the world. Central Church’s Children’s and Student ministries are some of the best in the whole mid-south, in addition to thriving ministries in every area of the church.
If you live in greater Memphis/North Mississippi I would definitely invite you to come check out what God is doing here at Central.
My new contact info is:
Matt Surber, Lead Pastor
2005 Winchester, Collierville, TN 38017
Many people seem to feel that the first church we read about in Acts was the perfect church. But was it? We talked about that this past Sunday at The Fellowship. We looked at some of the hindrances to the church being effective on its mission. Check it out. Then, join us this Sunday at either our Two Rivers or our Mt. Juliet location. See you then!
Acts Effect WEEK 4- Spiritual Integrity from The Fellowship on Vimeo.
Just what exactly does it mean to be “filled with the Holy Spirit?” That’s a question people have been asking for centuries. And this past Sunday morning at the Fellowship, we took a look at that topic for ourselves. It was week #2 in our latest series called The Acts Effect. It’s been a great time together and I hope you’ll check out the video. Join us this Sunday! I’d love to see you there.
The Acts Effect Wk 2 from The Fellowship on Vimeo.
Perry Noble is the pastor of a dynamic church in North Carolina whose blog posts are something I not only follow, but, enjoy reading. Recently, he posted two that I thought fit in great with our recent Family Ties series. It’s always good to look for fresh ideas and encouragement. So, when I saw these, I wanted to share them with you. I am posting the link to the one for husbands and the link for the one that speaks to wives.
Here they are. Check them out out!
WHAT HUSBANDS CAN NOT DO click here
WHAT WIVES CAN NOT DO click here
This past Sunday we started a new series we are calling The Acts Effect. In this series, we will be looking at the launch of the New Testament church and the ways that God worked through His people to carry out His mission. One of the big aquestions I am asking our church is, “What is your part in the story?” If you missed this past week, I encouraged our people to join me in praying the following: God, awaken our hearts so that we obey Your Spirit and Surrender to Your Mission.
We focused Sunday on God Awakening our Hearts. Part of how this happens is when we have a right understanding of Christ Jesus. Three things to consider about Jesus that may sound “Sunday Schoolish”, but the reality is that these three things are life-changing!
1. He is our Risen Savior
2. He is our Exalted Lord
3. He is our Coming King
Check out the message from this past Sunday if you missed it here:
Don’t miss this Sunday as we continue this powerful series. Also, if you are not currently in a Life Group you are lame!! (just kidding, but you are missing out on something huge!)
See you and a friend this weekend at The Fellowship!
God, Awaken Our Heart from The Fellowship on Vimeo.
Check out this week’s In the Know…
In this episode, I’ll update you on the new sermon series The Acts Effect (beginning this Sunday at both campuses), the new and improved Parents Night Out, and I’ll share a bit about our next ministry partner meeting for members. It’s all right here!
See you Sunday!
Anxiety and Stress seem to be the normal markers of everyday life in America. We spend millions of dollars to cope with it, using and doing things that only temporarily relieve the issue. Fortunately, God’s Word gives us a gift. If we follow the instructions laid out by Paul, we can actually live an anxiety free life! Check out this message to find out how.
Fellowship at Two Rivers- 9/16/12 from The Fellowship on Vimeo.