Technology and the Bible, Sept. 1-8

Scripture:  Romans 12:1-2
Song list

Message Outline


Is Technology Good or Bad or Neutral?

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Not Conforming


Be Transformed


What’s Going On


Children (And Parents)

Fall Programs

We have several fun fall programs for your children ages 2 – 5th Grade that will be kicking off in September. Go to the growth/activities page on our website to see how you can engage your children during the week.

Children’s Choir

Parents join us next Sunday, Sept. 8 in the Chapel at 11:15 am to learn about children’s choir, the Promiseland Singers. We will share vision, expectations and details about the calendar year. Rehearsals begin Sept. 12, 6:45-8 pm. Register your child online.

New Believer’s Class

Children’s Pastor David Klippert-Rowe is hosting a New Believer’s Class next Sunday, Sept. 8, for any child who has professed faith in Christ and would like to know what’s next. Join us at 9:40 am during the first service, in the Chapel. Join your child for this 45-minute presentation that will help them learn how to grow in their walk with Jesus. Register online.

High School Students

Come out for a fun night of games, grillin’, worship and a campfire Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5-10 pm at the Hilltop Pavilion at Erwin Park.

College and Young Adults

Join us on our Fall Retreat Sept. 20-22 in Talihina, Oklahoma. Only $30. For more information and to register, email

Clothe A Child

We’re part of an effort to help children in McKinney have the clothes they need for school. Do you have time to help these families shop early in the morning on Sept. 21 at Kohl’s in McKinney? Can you give to help cover the cost? Today is the last day to make a donation; write CAC on your check or giving envelope, or give online. If you can help these families shop, or serve as a translator, pass out refreshments or paint kids’ faces, stop by the kiosk today. You can also register to serve online.

Christ Fellowship Ladies

Taco Taste-Off is Sept. 6, 7-9 pm. This is a friendly competition between our Spanish and English speaking ladies. Bring your best taco creations and have some fun. Register online.

Women’s Bible Studies begin Sept. 11 and 12. Studies are available Wednesdays and Thursdays, both morning and evening. Register online.

Moms Connection meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am. Moms of preschool age children fellowship with other moms and mentors, enjoy brunch, hear relevant speakers, and have great discussions. Register online.

New to Christ Fellowship?

Bring the family and join us for dinner, Sept. 6, 7-8:30 pm in High Connections coffee house. Meet other new families as well as Senior Pastor Bruce Miller and his wife Tamara. Register online.

We Have a Group for You

Groups of all kinds are kicking off – DivorceCare, GriefShare, Financial Peace, Discovering the Christian Life, women’s groups, men’s groups, student and children’s groups, Life Groups, and even more! Grab a Connection Guide today, or go online and check out the Groups Finder. You can also stop by the kiosk today to meet Life Group leaders and get help finding the group that’s right for you.

Attention Men!

Beginning Sept. 14, the monthly Men’s Breakfast is moving to the 2nd Saturday of the month. Make plans to join us!

Paid Childcare Positions

Seeking mature, nurturing, patient people who have a gift and love for children. You will care for children during Bible study groups and special church events. Send your resume to




Group and Family Discussion Questions

  1. What are your current views on technology? Does the good of technology outweigh the bad?
  2. What forms of technology do you use the most? Cell phones? Television? Social Media? The Internet?
  3. Do these forms of technology affect the way we live our lives? If so, how?
  4. What do you think are the positive, relational repercussions of using these types of technology? What about the negative?
  5. What are some of the practical steps you take to minimize the dangers of technology?
  6. Do you think children should be introduced to digital technology at an early age or should we try to hold off as long as possible?
  7. When thinking about “transforming” technology for the good of the Kingdom – what are some ways you have seen or done to use technology to reach others?
  8. Why do you think technology has become so ingrained in the American culture? What do you think some of the repercussions might be on our society? Families? Next generation?
  9. What needs to happen in your family to prevent the negative potentials of the technology you use?
  10. What needs to happen in your family to take advantage of the positive potentials of the technology you use?




Giving Year-To-Date

Week 8 of 53

Projected: $486,480

Actual: $468,344

Variance: ($18,136)


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