Church on Mill,
Make plans to join us Sunday evening, 6:00pm, for our last Members Meeting (Compass) of the year. We have an agenda that will leave your heart full of joy. A variety of people will be sharing special ways God worked in their lives in 2013. Additionally, Pastor Chuck will be giving some exciting updates on what it appears God is directing the church to do in 2014. You won’t want to miss this gathering!
The Gospel Coalition Arizona is excited to welcome pastor, author, and international conference speaker Paul David Tripp for the What Did You Expect? marriage conference on January 24-25, 2014.
See www.churchonmill.com/marriageconference for more information or to register online.
January 24-25, 2014
Friday, 7:00pm – 9:15pm and Saturday, 9:00am – 12:15pm
Trinity Bible Church
3420 W. Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85029
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION (until 11/26): $30
Pre-Registration (until 1/23): $40
$50 at the door
Childcare is provided – $10/day per child
Financial aid is available for families in need.
Beginning this Sunday November 3rd, we have three new Connection Classes. These classes meet for 7 weeks and are in various classrooms in the Auditorium.
Finding God’s Will (For Our Lives)
As Christians most of us desire to know God’s will for our lives. We want to serve God with our every decision, but the bible simply doesn’t give us specific answers to many of the everyday decisions that we face. Whether we are deciding whom to marry, what profession we are to pursue, where to live, what to do on our day off, what to eat, or how to budget our finances; how do we know if God cares about the decision? If he cares; how do we know what He wants? How do we hear from God? How do we know if we are walking inside or outside of God’s will for our lives?
Join us as we work together to address these questions and learn to seek God’s guidance and wisdom to make decisions that glorify God and execute His perfect will. We will be meeting in the SE Classroom.
Finding God in the Midst of Pain and Suffering
Why do good people suffer? Why is there so much evil in the world? If God is good, why does he allow harm to come to those he loves? Chances are we’ve either asked those questions or been asked those questions. It seems we have all experienced our share of physical or emotional suffering. But, why do we have to? Where’s God when we’re in the midst of pain and trials? Join us as we discuss what the Bible has to say about the important topic of “Suffering” in this Connection Class. We will be meeting in the NW Classroom.
Getting More from the Bible
Do you find the Bible confusing? Would you like to learn how to get more from your time in Scripture? Unsure where to start? Want some practical tools you can use?
Whether you read the Bible daily or hardly ever read it, this Connection Class will help you take steps forward. Join us as Pastor Chuck leads us on a fun, practical journey into the most important book ever written. We will be meeting in the NE Classroom.
Have you ever noticed that the world has a different view of sex than God does? And, contrary to popular opinion, God is not a prude. He invented sex and speaks quite a bit on the subject through Scripture. Please join us this Wednesday October 2 from 6:30 to 8pm in the Auditorium as we discuss the difference in God’s view and the world’s view of sex, the consequences of following the world’s view, and how to turn from sin and experience everything God has for us in this area of life. About 45 minutes of our time will be spent answering your questions (men and women will be split into separate groups for the question and answer time). Excellent activities for kids of all ages take place concurrently.
Three new classes begin this Sunday and will continue through October 13th. Please join us at 9:30am for a wonderful time of building friendships and learning biblical truths!
How to Pray More Effectively
Prayer is the wonderful privilege of a conversation with God. The God who created the universe invites us into an intimate relationship with Him. How can my prayers move beyond mere words to connecting with God? What does the Bible teach are the conditions for effective prayer? How can I make my prayer life more vibrant? How can prayer help me grow spiritually? How can I use Scripture to deepen and focus my prayers?
In this practical Connection Class, we will explore the teachings of the Bible about prayer. We will also do some helpful exercises to experience different types of prayer. The skills you learn will deepen your prayer life and help you feel more comfortable praying with a small group of believers. Whether you are a new Christian just exploring how to pray or an experienced “prayer warrior”, God will use this experience to enrich your prayer life and deepen your walk with God.
This prayer workshop meets in the NW Wing of the Auditorium. It will be led by Dr. Harry Hahne, who teaches the New Testament and spiritual formation at Golden Gate Seminary.
Ladies Only – Loving the Way Jesus Loved
The Apostle Paul defines what love is and isn’t in 1 Corinthians 13. It’s a passage familiar to most of us, “Love is patient, love is kind…” This class will take an in-depth look at love – as exemplified by Jesus. How did Jesus show that love is not easily angered or that love always hopes? And how does that help us to love one another (as Jesus instructed)? Join us in the Ladies-only Connection Class starting on September 8 as we study and discuss “Loving the Way Jesus Loved.” (Based on a book by Phil Ryken.) This class will be led my Katina Skinner and will meet in the NE Wing of the Auditorium.
Church Membership is one of the most important commitments we make in life. Come explore who Church on Mill is, what we are about, and how you can get more involved. We also encourage current members who have not been through the membership class to join us. This class will meet in the SE Wing of the Auditorium.
Working for the Glory of God and Good of People: How Your Faith Intersects with Monday Morning
Sadly only about 2% of our waking hours are spent in worship and fellowship with other believers while nearly half (or more) are devoted to our professional work. The truth is that God wants 100% of our time and energy, but we still have to work, right? Come join us on Wednesday, September 4th in the Auditorium at 6:30 while we look at how we are to live out our relationship with Christ within the work that life in this world requires. About half of the time will be spent in an open Q & A. Great activities for children will run concurrently.
The gathering planned at Church on Mill later today, scheduled to provide an informal opportunity to share a light meal and reflect on Betty Tillery’s life, has been repurposed. Betty’s family will hold a private ceremony in her honor out of state. Therefore, the gathering tonight in the east-wing (5:30-6:30pm) will now become a light meal for fellowship and prayer for the upcoming fall season at the church. We invite you to join us. Normal Wednesday night activities resume at 6:30pm. Join us for an evening of community and strategic prayer as we ask God to change lives this fall through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You are here for an eternal purpose – to glorify God by making disciples! Church on Mill desires to equip you to fulfill this purpose.
The fall semester of Disciple-makers Training focuses on the truth that we are transformed through the renewing of our minds (Romans 12). We will read several short books on core beliefs and help each other understand how to continue to grow spiritually while helping others do the same. The spring semester focuses on how the gospel changes our hearts and motivates us to minister to others. All sessions will be geared towards helping you become a disciple-maker! Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm beginning next Wednesday August 14th (west wing of auditorium).
Pastor Chuck leads the class with several other church leaders helping make it a great environment. You can sign up by emailing Christine Heaps (email ). There is a $35 fee to recover the cost of materials.
What do you do if you once believed that your final destination was heaven but now are concerned that your final destination may be a little further south? Ever have doubts about whether you ever actually became a Christian? These types of doubts are incredibly common for the believer. Come join us next Wednesday August 7th in the Auditorium at 6:30 as we explore the important issue of whether it is possible to become a true Jesus-follower and then lose your salvation. We’ll have teaching for 45 minutes or so followed by Q and A. Excellent activities for the kids run concurrently.