Impact 168: Work, August 31 – Sept. 7

Ephesians 6:5-9


This Week’s Service

God Undefeatable
One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)
Lord I need you
Bless The Lord (10,000 Reasons)
Jesus Paid it All
In Christ Alone



You and I are servants of Christ at work (verse 5)
You and I are working for God (verses 6-7)
If you are an employer remember who the real boss is (verse 9)
Reward: Know that God gives the ultimate paycheck (verse 8)


What’s Going On

Connect in a Group

Connect and grow with others in a group. Relationships thrive in the context of community. Who are you connected with?

We have all kinds of groups available:

  • Life Groups – our primary form of groups for adults – we encourage you to be a part of these vital communities
  • NeXt Step Courses – deepen your faith, learn how to respond to tough questions, invest in your marriage or even attend Financial Peace University
  • Care – DivorceCare, GriefShare, Boundaries and Celebrate Recovery
  • Men– book and Bible studies
  • Women – fall kick off Sept. 10 at 9 am with a Continental Breakfast on Main Street, plus group options like Moms Connection and Bible studies

For a complete list of groups, check out the groups guide, stop by the NeXt Step kiosk or visit

First Step Dinner, Oct. 12 at 5-6:30 pm
Check the box on your Care Card to register. At First Step, you’ll hear the heart of Christ Fellowship, meet others and get connected. We’ve made it easy, just sign up and show up!

What’s your NeXt Step to follow Christ?
Take a NeXt Step course this fall. See the available options in the group guide or online. Courses start Sept. 9 and books are available at The Hub. Stop by the NeXt Step kiosk today or email Don Closson at

Group Leadership Training “WISDOM by Design”
One-day free workshop with Bruce Miller on Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, to help you gain a greater confidence to facilitate a life-transforming small group experience. Email Don Closson at

Parenting Workshop
The Family Greenhouse presents Grounded: Deep Roots for Parents, a series of practical workshops to equip parents. Join us Friday, Sept. 5, 7-8:30 pm to hear Dr. Corey Allan on the topic of “Kids and Technology.”

Men’s Breakfast
Join us for our monthly breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 am in Room 201 (The Attic) and hear Floyd Stanley share his story “Resurrected: Bringing Life Back to a Graveyard.” Coffee will be ready at 7:30 am. Cost is $5 at the door and there’s no charge for newcomers. Hearty breakfast included. Make plans to join us!

Clothe a Child Matching Gift Bonus
Your donations to Clothe a Child make it possible to provide each qualifying child with $100 worth of new clothes for the school year. All gifts received by today will be matched at $0.20 cents on the dollar up to maximum matching gift of $13,000. Give $20 and it becomes $24. Give $100 and it becomes $120.

Children’s Ministries
AWANA Bible Club begins Sept. 8 for kids ages 3 – 4th grade. Cost is $60/child and covers their handbook, vest and all awards.Children’s Choir starts rehearsals again on Sept. 11 for children in grades 1-5. Parents join us for an information meeting next Sunday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 in Room 170.
New Believer’s ClassSept. 14, 10:55-11:40 am for any child who has professed faith in Christ and would like to know what’s next. Join your child for this presentation.
Forward Motion Bible study for 5th graders begins Sept. 15. They meet Mondays at 6:45-8 pm. Cost is $20.

Welcome Wagon
Dozens of families are moving to the area, many disconnected from a loving, open and caring community. Let’s welcome them together. Meet outside High Connections on Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20 at 8:30 am. Contact Lu Mackey at

Childcare Workers
We currently have openings for paid childcare workers to support Mom’s Connection and Women’s Bible Study on Monday and Wednesday mornings, 8:30 am – 12 pm. Email Serena Evans at to apply.

Carla McDougal’s Book “My Prayer Chair”
Spanish Ministry is hosting Carla McDougal in the release of her new book “My Prayer Chair.” Join us for a book signing and worship next Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 am – 12 pm. No childcare provided.

Make Room Project
We’re making room for children, students, adults and the gospel! Check out the new portables installed this week and pray with us that God will continue to direct the Make Room process.

Download the study guide in e-version or sign up for daily study emails:


Group Discussion Questions

  1. How might your job performance change if you saw yourself as a servant of Christ at your work?
  2. What is your motivation for your work? Do you work for God or man at your job? Explain your answer.
  3. If you were your own boss, would you want to work for you? Explain.
  4. How could you make your job a ministry that God would reward?


Family Discussion Questions

  1. Would you rather play video games or do your chores or schoolwork?
  2. Why doesn’t God take us to heaven after we profess our faith in Christ? What does the word ambassador mean? Do you see yourself as an ambassador for Jesus?
  3. Read Genesis 2:2-15. What was God’s original plan for Adam and Eve?
  4. What work do you do? Who do you work for?
  5. What happened to our work (Genesis 3:17-19)? How does sin change our attitude toward work?
  6. Read Ephesians 6:5-7 and Colossians 3:23-24. What does God’s word say about who we really work for? How should this change our attitude about work?
  7. How can you re-present Jesus at your school or workplace?



Eldorado Campus Financial Summary

Giving Year-To-Date

Week 8 of 52
Projected        Actual       Variance
$555,655       $547,244    ($8,410)

August 24 Attendance: 2,338

Where do our gifts go?

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We’re all about Jesus

At Christ Fellowship, we’re all about Jesus and together we’re taking the next step in our faith to engage God individually, connect in a group, worship in a gathering and impact others.

First Step Class

Come learn about what it means to be a part of Christ Fellowship, meet others, and get connected. You can register via your Connect Card or using the link below. Childcare and lunch are provided!


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