We are a diverse group of believers here at FIMC. Our church is blessed to have different races and folks from an array of different states who have move to the area and have chosen to worship here. While we are serious about our Lord and sharing His gospel we also enjoy the fellowship we have with each other. One way we enjoy this fellowship is when we have Fan Day. Because we are from all over the USA we bring our favorite football teams with us. We poke fun at each other and raze each other about success and failures on the field. This one day a year we wear our team colors to church and sit with those who who are fans of “our” team. We even forgive Pastor Doug for being an Ole Miss fan, and we still love him. Afterward we enjoy a fellowship dinner in the Blend, our new youth building. Each person brings something for a nice tailgate party and the food is delicious.
Most importantly is remember who we are in Christ. While we have our fun we must never forget our Savior and the Word of God. On this Sunday, 2016, Pastor Doug preached a sermon titled: Becoming a Team Player. Below is an outline of his sermon reminding us that we are all a part of the body of Christ.
Becoming a Team Player
1 Corinthians 12:12
What should being a team player mean to me?
- I have made the roster (Revelation 20:15)
- What does church membership mean at FIMC?
- I have changed inwardly. (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17)
- I will attend regularly. (Hebrews10:25)
- I will give faithfully. (Malachi 3:8-10; Luke 6:38)
- I will serve willingly. (John 12:26
- How does being a member of the team help me?
Belonging is Necessary to my Growth. It give me a place for my family to
learn, allows me to accomplish God’s Word, and gives me roots down in faith.
- I will follow my coach. (Hebrews 13:17)
Why does ‘team church’ need a pastor/coach?
To lead, feed, and succeed. (Acts 20:28)
- I will find and accept my position. 1 Cor. 12:18-27)
No one rides the bench on God’s team.
- I will encourage my teammates. (Eph. 4:2; Psalm 37:4; 1 Thess. 5:11)
Four Words that describe the attitude of a team player.
- Humility- the team is more important
- Gentle – Meekness
- Patience – Wait Expectantly
- Loving – Showing love to one another as Jesus did to you. (John 15:12)