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Luke & Amber

The l i fe of Jesus i n You


Sermon podcasts now available on
Visit empowerchurch-theshire.podomatic.com
Because it is!

This is our greatest day. This is our moment to shine The harvest is
ripe, the opportunities are great, the future is bright and our past will
not pre-occupy us. We unashamedly press towards the bigger better
further more of everything we do for we are certain thats what God
has for us for every step of progress we take is a step that glorifies
God and benefits others!

Our end of financial year Breakthrough Offering, Urban Connections,
Worship Services and Sunday Night ELEV8s are all great opportunities
for us to deepen our faith in Christ and add our impact to Empower
Churchs vision.

Lead Pastors
Empower Church - Shire
VICTORY IS NOW!!!

We dont fight for victory, we fight from victory.

We are IN Christ who is our victory and therefore the
win that we will see over hell, sickness, and the power
of darkness is INEVITABLE.

We carry ourselves with a sense of expectation that
our victory is NOW. Were not wandering helplessly
waiting for something to shift, were not reclining back
hoping that it will one day be easier. No were
continually talking like, planning like, living like, and
thinking like Victory is NOW.
In this coming quarter, lets resist the
temptation to match the winter season
by cooling off in our faith and rather
counter-culturally heat up in our passion
for God and His work in our world!

In His Service and Yours,


Luke & Amber
The l i fe of Jesus i n You
Sermon podcasts now available on
Visit empowerchurch-theshire.podomatic.com
Because it is!

This is our greatest day. This is our moment to shine The harvest is
ripe, the opportunities are great, the future is bright and our past will
not pre-occupy us. We unashamedly press towards the bigger better
further more of everything we do for we are certain thats what God
has for us for every step of progress we take is a step that glorifies
God and benefits others!

Our end of financial year Breakthrough Offering, Urban Connections,
Worship Services and Sunday Night ELEV8s are all great opportunities
for us to deepen our faith in Christ and add our impact to Empower
Churchs vision.

Lead Pastors
Empower Church - Shire
VICTORY IS NOW!!!

We dont fight for victory, we fight from victory.

We are IN Christ who is our victory and therefore the
win that we will see over hell, sickness, and the power
of darkness is INEVITABLE.

We carry ourselves with a sense of expectation that
our victory is NOW. Were not wandering helplessly
waiting for something to shift, were not reclining back
hoping that it will one day be easier. No were
continually talking like, planning like, living like, and
thinking like Victory is NOW.
In this coming quarter, lets resist the
temptation to match the winter season
by cooling off in our faith and rather
counter-culturally heat up in our passion
for God and His work in our world!

In His Service and Yours,


B
I
G
BIG
Think
1 Corinthians 2:9
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no
mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love him---

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future.

John 10:10b
I have come that they may have life, and
have it to the full.

Deuteronomy 28:13
13 The Lord will make you the head, not
the tail you will always be at the top,
never at the bottom.


Your upper and lower intestine stretched
out would be roughly 9 metres long (more
than four times your height).
Your brain, which is millions of times more
efficient than the greatest computer on the
planet, generates more electrical impulses
in one day than all the telephones in the
world.

IF
you were to spread the skin
folds of your lungs out flat they
would cover a 70m! tennis court.
Think Get Live Give BIG Love
In your lifetime your saliva glands will
produce 37,000 litres of drool; and you will
have taken sufficient steps to have walked
around the world TWICE.

Could it be that we are bigger than we
realise?

If these fun facts shed some light on some
of our physical bigness what could be
said of our spiritual bigness? Particularly
when you consider such scriptures as:

Could it be
that we are
bigger than
we reali se?
We are made
in the image
of a BIG God
The Thi nk BIG seri es i s al l about
discovering and living according to our
God-given potential. To Think Big, Live Big,
Get Big, Give Big and Love Big for we are
made in the image of a BIG God whose
brilliant Big fingerprints mark the creative
potential of our lives.

Prepare for an enlarging, enriching, and
inspiring encounter with the Word of God;
because this series is sure to challenge us
into living the kind of BIG life that God has
for us, His people of destiny, generosity
and greatness.
Prepare for
an enlarging
e ncounte r
B
I
G
BIG
Think
1 Corinthians 2:9
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no
mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love him---

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future.

John 10:10b
I have come that they may have life, and
have it to the full.

Deuteronomy 28:13
13 The Lord will make you the head, not
the tail you will always be at the top,
never at the bottom.


Your upper and lower intestine stretched
out would be roughly 9 metres long (more
than four times your height).
Your brain, which is millions of times more
efficient than the greatest computer on the
planet, generates more electrical impulses
in one day than all the telephones in the
world.

IF
you were to spread the skin
folds of your lungs out flat they
would cover a 70m! tennis court.
Think Get Live Give BIG Love
In your lifetime your saliva glands will
produce 37,000 litres of drool; and you will
have taken sufficient steps to have walked
around the world TWICE.

Could it be that we are bigger than we
realise?

If these fun facts shed some light on some
of our physical bigness what could be
said of our spiritual bigness? Particularly
when you consider such scriptures as:

Could it be
that we are
bigger than
we reali se?
We are made
in the image
of a BIG God
The Thi nk BIG seri es i s al l about
discovering and living according to our
God-given potential. To Think Big, Live Big,
Get Big, Give Big and Love Big for we are
made in the image of a BIG God whose
brilliant Big fingerprints mark the creative
potential of our lives.

Prepare for an enlarging, enriching, and
inspiring encounter with the Word of God;
because this series is sure to challenge us
into living the kind of BIG life that God has
for us, His people of destiny, generosity
and greatness.
Prepare for
an enlarging
e ncounte r
OF
deN
ChoeS
Its insatiable The innate knowledge that we
were born for more.

We were designed for paradise, for purpose, for
the presence of God.

We all know that something has been lost and
wonder aloud, can it ever be found again?

Our hearts pine for what we once had.

A Garden. A God. A Grand purpose. And a
Glorious intimacy

The serpents deception killed something within
us, as our ancestors bit into the fruit of death.

And we are left with the haunting hollowness of
that choice.

Sin, Sickness, Sadness, and Sweat is our
inheritance a legacy far below Gods design and
our desire.

The Echoes of Eden still resound in our heart
do they reverberate within us as our torturer or
as our tutor?

The Echo of Eden reminds us of what we once
were-
and what we can be once again.

The Echo of Eden reminds us of the prophesy:
that Eves Seed would arise and save us.

The Echo of Eden reminds us of our Designer,
our desire, and our destiny.

The Echo of Eden reminds us
that from paradise we came,
and to paradise we will return again.

Join us as we retrace the steps of our original
parents, their broken fall - and our breath-taking
future.
Echoes
of Eden
Readings
COMING
SOON
THINK BIG
READINGS
OF
deN
ChoeS
Its insatiable The innate knowledge that we
were born for more.

We were designed for paradise, for purpose, for
the presence of God.

We all know that something has been lost and
wonder aloud, can it ever be found again?

Our hearts pine for what we once had.

A Garden. A God. A Grand purpose. And a
Glorious intimacy

The serpents deception killed something within
us, as our ancestors bit into the fruit of death.

And we are left with the haunting hollowness of
that choice.

Sin, Sickness, Sadness, and Sweat is our
inheritance a legacy far below Gods design and
our desire.

The Echoes of Eden still resound in our heart
do they reverberate within us as our torturer or
as our tutor?

The Echo of Eden reminds us of what we once
were-
and what we can be once again.

The Echo of Eden reminds us of the prophesy:
that Eves Seed would arise and save us.

The Echo of Eden reminds us of our Designer,
our desire, and our destiny.

The Echo of Eden reminds us
that from paradise we came,
and to paradise we will return again.

Join us as we retrace the steps of our original
parents, their broken fall - and our breath-taking
future.
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THINK BIG
READINGS
Calendar
Sun Think Big - Ps. Luke Harris 1
Mon 2
Tues 3
Wed 4
Thurs 5
Fri Empower Her - Pure in Heart Conference 6
Sat Empower Her - Pure in Heart Conference 7
Sun Live Big - Ps. Luke Harris 8
Mon Queens Birthday 9
Tues 10
Wed 11
Thurs 12
Fri 13
Sat 14
Sun Get Big - Ps. Luke Harris 15
Mon 16
Tues 17
Wed 18
Thurs 19
Fri 20
Sat 21
Sun
Breakthrough offering - Ps. Luke Harris
2-4pm Band Practice // 6-8pm UC Leaders
22
Mon 23
Tues 24
Wed Empower Her - Ps Amber Harris 25
Thurs 26
Fri Term 2 End 27
Sat 28
Sun Love Big - Ps. Luke Harris 29
Mon 30
June July August
Tues 1
Wed 2
Thurs 3
Fri 4
Sat 5
Sun Guest Speaker - Ps. David McDonald 6
Mon 7
Tues 8
Wed 9
Thurs 10
Fri 11
Sat 12
Sun Ps. 139 Keys to Freedom - Ps. Luke Harris 13
Mon Term 3 Commences 14
Tues 15
Wed 16
Thurs 17
Fri 18
Sat 19
Sun
God Stories Sunday - Various
4.30-8.30 Family Dinner
20
Mon 21
Tues 22
Wed 23
Thurs 24
Fri 25
Sat 26
Sun
Kids Invasion & Baby Dedications - Empower Kids
2-4pm Band Practice // 6-8pm Elev8
27
Mon 28
Tues 29
Wed 30
Thurs 31
Fri 1
Sat 2
Sun Echoes of Eden 1 - Ps. Luke Harris 3
Mon 4
Tues 5
Wed 6
Thurs 7
Fri 8
Sat 9
Sun Echoes of Eden 2 - Ps. Luke Harris 10
Mon 11
Tues 12
Wed 13
Thurs 14
Fri 15
Sat 16
Sun Echoes of Eden 3 - Ps. Luke Harris 17
Mon 18
Tues 19
Wed Empower Her - Ps Amber Harris 20
Thurs 21
Fri 22
Sat 23
Sun
Echoes of Eden 4 - Ps. Luke Harris
2-4pm Band Practice // 6-8pm UC Leaders
24
Mon 25
Tues 26
Wed 27
Thurs 28
Fri 29
Sat 30
Sun Echoes of Eden 5 - Ps. Luke Harris 31
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22 June 2014
A DAY OF MIRACLES
WITH JOHN MELLOR
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PARTNERING
WITH THE INC CHURCH IN VILLA
FAMILY FUN DAY
WITH PICCO & SQUIRT THE CLOWNS
Empowered Future 2014

We are so excited about the journey ahead for Empower Church. Our vision is clear and
our desire is God inspired - to echo and splash with generosity on the world around us.
Together our prayers, worship, faith and finance can achieve far more than any one of us
could ever do individually.
Please prayerfully consider committing to Empower Church as a regular tither, if you have
not yet taken that faith step (See Malachi 3:10-12 for details), and for those ready for
the next stage of breakthrough - please consider giving above and beyond your regular
tithe towards our Empower Future V3 Campaign.
It is through our joint faith and finance that we will be able to achieve the goals set
for each of our V3 focus areas for the coming Semester.
Your generosity can make a world of difference.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to the cause of Christ.
Please see the blue envelopes in church, or our website for details on how to give.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

[You] are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and
ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good
foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which
is truly life.
Breakthrough Offering Sunday
22 June 2014
A DAY OF MIRACLES
WITH JOHN MELLOR
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PARTNERING
WITH THE INC CHURCH IN VILLA
FAMILY FUN DAY
WITH PICCO & SQUIRT THE CLOWNS
Empowered Future 2014

We are so excited about the journey ahead for Empower Church. Our vision is clear and
our desire is God inspired - to echo and splash with generosity on the world around us.
Together our prayers, worship, faith and finance can achieve far more than any one of us
could ever do individually.
Please prayerfully consider committing to Empower Church as a regular tither, if you have
not yet taken that faith step (See Malachi 3:10-12 for details), and for those ready for
the next stage of breakthrough - please consider giving above and beyond your regular
tithe towards our Empower Future V3 Campaign.
It is through our joint faith and finance that we will be able to achieve the goals set
for each of our V3 focus areas for the coming Semester.
Your generosity can make a world of difference.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to the cause of Christ.
Please see the blue envelopes in church, or our website for details on how to give.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

[You] are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and
ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good
foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which
is truly life.
Urban
Connections
WE BELIEVE IN CHURCH COMMUNITY. We as Christians are not supposed to be isolated. On
the contrary it is when we are together in unity that we are our most powerful. Biblical
Christianity is not isolated Christianity (unless perhaps youre on the island of Patmos). In the
early church we see an account of a vibrant, healthy, caring, embracing family of faith that not
only met in the temple courts over the weekend, but also did life together house to house during
the week (Acts 5:42). This is one of the greatest keys to healthy church life that there is!
Christians loving one another, caring for one another, discipling one another, and using their
house as an extension of Gods house! As believers we are commanded to love one another, to
show one another hospitality, to teach one another, and to honour Jesus whenever we meet
together.
Urban Connections at Empower Church are the strategy by which we outwork these biblical
principles. We dream of a church that not only has inspiring weekend worship services, but also
mid week connection points in responsible peoples homes where the local church vision can
continue to outwork!
The 3 crucial elements of EVERY Urban Connection are:
1. DEEP COMMUNITY
We want to see people building authentic relationships, standing
together in faith, prayer and genuine friendship.
2. DISCIPLESHIP AROUND THE WORD
The Word of God is an essential component of an Urban Connection
Meeting. It is in this group environment that we can re-emphasise and
delve deeper into our Sunday series topics in order to discuss the How
Tos of applying the taught truth to our lives.
3. AN OUTWARD FOCUS
Far from an insular Holy Huddle, our Urban Connections maintain a
passion for outreach and work intentionally on being open to the unsaved,
to evangelism, and to inviting others who could nd Christ in their midst.
If youre interested in being connected into one of our amazing
Urban Connection please make sure to see one of our INCREDIBLE

URBAN CONNECTION
LEADERS
Leslie & Vera Braganza
Thursdays Fortnightly 6.30pm Bardon Ridge

Adults
Jon Adams
Wednesdays Weekly 7.00pm Kareela

Youth Boys
Jaco Herholdt
Thursday Weekly 4.00pm Cronulla

Jnr Youth Boys
Lyn & Laurie Watson
Thursday Weekly 11.00am Miranda


Adults
For more information on beginning or joining an
Urban Connection please contact Pastor Luke
Harris on l.harris@empowerchurch.com.au or
contact one of the people on this page for more
details on their group.
Arlene Adriano
Thursday Weekly 6:30pm Sans Soucsi


Adults
Thea Sole & Johanna Hyytinen
Wednesday Weekly 6.30pm Sans Soucsi


Youth Girls
Scott & Leanne Hurren
Thursday Fortnightly 7.30pm Westmead
From 12 June

Adults
John & Ronda OBryan
Thursday Fortnightly 7.00pm Engadine
From 26 June

Adults
Michael & Sarah Winnett
Friday Fortnightly 8.00pm Kirrawee


Young Adults
Urban
Connections
WE BELIEVE IN CHURCH COMMUNITY. We as Christians are not supposed to be isolated. On
the contrary it is when we are together in unity that we are our most powerful. Biblical
Christianity is not isolated Christianity (unless perhaps youre on the island of Patmos). In the
early church we see an account of a vibrant, healthy, caring, embracing family of faith that not
only met in the temple courts over the weekend, but also did life together house to house during
the week (Acts 5:42). This is one of the greatest keys to healthy church life that there is!
Christians loving one another, caring for one another, discipling one another, and using their
house as an extension of Gods house! As believers we are commanded to love one another, to
show one another hospitality, to teach one another, and to honour Jesus whenever we meet
together.
Urban Connections at Empower Church are the strategy by which we outwork these biblical
principles. We dream of a church that not only has inspiring weekend worship services, but also
mid week connection points in responsible peoples homes where the local church vision can
continue to outwork!
The 3 crucial elements of EVERY Urban Connection are:
1. DEEP COMMUNITY
We want to see people building authentic relationships, standing
together in faith, prayer and genuine friendship.
2. DISCIPLESHIP AROUND THE WORD
The Word of God is an essential component of an Urban Connection
Meeting. It is in this group environment that we can re-emphasise and
delve deeper into our Sunday series topics in order to discuss the How
Tos of applying the taught truth to our lives.
3. AN OUTWARD FOCUS
Far from an insular Holy Huddle, our Urban Connections maintain a
passion for outreach and work intentionally on being open to the unsaved,
to evangelism, and to inviting others who could nd Christ in their midst.
If youre interested in being connected into one of our amazing
Urban Connection please make sure to see one of our INCREDIBLE

URBAN CONNECTION
LEADERS
Leslie & Vera Braganza
Thursdays Fortnightly 6.30pm Bardon Ridge

Adults
Jon Adams
Wednesdays Weekly 7.00pm Kareela

Youth Boys
Jaco Herholdt
Thursday Weekly 4.00pm Cronulla

Jnr Youth Boys
Lyn & Laurie Watson
Thursday Weekly 11.00am Miranda


Adults
For more information on beginning or joining an
Urban Connection please contact Pastor Luke
Harris on l.harris@empowerchurch.com.au or
contact one of the people on this page for more
details on their group.
Arlene Adriano
Thursday Weekly 6:30pm Sans Soucsi


Adults
Thea Sole & Johanna Hyytinen
Wednesday Weekly 6.30pm Sans Soucsi


Youth Girls
Scott & Leanne Hurren
Thursday Fortnightly 7.30pm Westmead
From 12 June

Adults
John & Ronda OBryan
Thursday Fortnightly 7.00pm Engadine
From 26 June

Adults
Michael & Sarah Winnett
Friday Fortnightly 8.00pm Kirrawee


Young Adults
INFLUENCING Your World
Family // Friends // Focus areas

We are the inuence of Christ going somewhere to happen! Therefore we ought to be lighting up the
darkness and making a positive difference wherever we go and in all that we do. Our inuence of good
starts at home towards our families, and beyond there into the marketplace, workplace, and the mission
eld that surrounds - we aim to carry the inuence of heaven with us. We choose to speak up for those
that cant speak up for themselves, we choose to ght for freedom from oppression where we see it, we
choose to actively carry an excellent spirit of inuence to our family, friends and lifes focus areas. The
world needs us; so we will not hold back.
INSPIRED by God
Prayer // Reading the Word // Holy Spirit

It all starts here a vibrant devotional life: where you pray with faith, read and apply Gods Word (the
Bible), and seek the presence and power of the Holy Spirit; is THE foundational quality of the
Empowered Life. As a church we value the miraculous power of God, the voice of the Holy Spirit,
building a strong confession of faith, and cultivating a rock solid belief system based on Gods Word.
The more effectively we position ourselves for the empowerment, inlling and inspiration of God, the
more that we will empowered to live a limitless life, sold out for the cause of Christ.
INVITING People to Christ
Through our Home // Our Church // or a Prayer of Salvation

What weve found in Christ at Empower Church is TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves. Weve GOT to
spread the word. To be a disciple of Christ means to intentionally invite others (friends, family, work
colleagues, etc) into nding faith in Christ, and experiencing the power of his House. We believe that
one of the greatest gifts we could ever offer somebody is the gift of our invitation to church // to
relationship with us so that we can show them the love of Jesus // or if the opportunity arises to lead
them directly to Christ through a prayer of salvation.
INVESTING in Gods House
Time // Talent // Treasure

Disciples at Empower Church generously invest their time, talent and treasure in Gods house. We are
a tithing people (see Mal 3:10-12) and we are a participating people; for we are stewards, servants, and
partners in Christs advancing Kingdom. We look for opportunities to roll up our sleeves and serve
generously, knowing that we are investing in the greatest cause on the face of the planet the Church
of Jesus Christ. We are not just consumers of Gods house, but rather contributors towards Gods
house with our faith, nance, and service.
INVOLVED in Deep Community
Sharing // Caring and // Daring each other on in Urban Connection Groups

Theres more to church than a great Sunday Service, and Disciples at Empower Church dare to go
deeper in community by discovering the power of authentic relationships. In our Urban Connection
groups we can together share life and Gods Word with each other, care for each other, and dare each
other to reach for all that God has for us. Youll nd us praying with each other, supporting each other
through trials, forgiving each other, and serving each other because thats what family does. Go ahead
and nd your place of belonging in one of our Urban Connection Groups soon because we are better
together than we could ever be separately.
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Were glad you asked!!

Write the vision and make it plain that he may run who reads it. (Hab 2:2)

Isnt it easier to hit the mark when you know what the target is? Isnt it easier to run with the vision
when somebody makes it clear to you?

Thats why at Empower Church we have come up with the Empowered Life which is essentially a
picture of a disciple of Jesus Christ at Empower Church. Its our best attempt to clarify the 5 INs
that we need to be All in as committed disciples of Christ.

So there it is, the 5 INs that we need to be All in at Empower Church now the only question is
will you live the Empowered Life?

Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and
glorify your Father in heaven.

ave you ever wondered so what do I do now? Now that Ive become a Christian and a
member of Empower Church, what part am I supposed to play in Gods plan? What sort of life
am I supposed to live? What sort of difference am I supposed to make? H
INFLUENCING Your World
Family // Friends // Focus areas

We are the inuence of Christ going somewhere to happen! Therefore we ought to be lighting up the
darkness and making a positive difference wherever we go and in all that we do. Our inuence of good
starts at home towards our families, and beyond there into the marketplace, workplace, and the mission
eld that surrounds - we aim to carry the inuence of heaven with us. We choose to speak up for those
that cant speak up for themselves, we choose to ght for freedom from oppression where we see it, we
choose to actively carry an excellent spirit of inuence to our family, friends and lifes focus areas. The
world needs us; so we will not hold back.
INSPIRED by God
Prayer // Reading the Word // Holy Spirit

It all starts here a vibrant devotional life: where you pray with faith, read and apply Gods Word (the
Bible), and seek the presence and power of the Holy Spirit; is THE foundational quality of the
Empowered Life. As a church we value the miraculous power of God, the voice of the Holy Spirit,
building a strong confession of faith, and cultivating a rock solid belief system based on Gods Word.
The more effectively we position ourselves for the empowerment, inlling and inspiration of God, the
more that we will empowered to live a limitless life, sold out for the cause of Christ.
INVITING People to Christ
Through our Home // Our Church // or a Prayer of Salvation

What weve found in Christ at Empower Church is TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves. Weve GOT to
spread the word. To be a disciple of Christ means to intentionally invite others (friends, family, work
colleagues, etc) into nding faith in Christ, and experiencing the power of his House. We believe that
one of the greatest gifts we could ever offer somebody is the gift of our invitation to church // to
relationship with us so that we can show them the love of Jesus // or if the opportunity arises to lead
them directly to Christ through a prayer of salvation.
INVESTING in Gods House
Time // Talent // Treasure

Disciples at Empower Church generously invest their time, talent and treasure in Gods house. We are
a tithing people (see Mal 3:10-12) and we are a participating people; for we are stewards, servants, and
partners in Christs advancing Kingdom. We look for opportunities to roll up our sleeves and serve
generously, knowing that we are investing in the greatest cause on the face of the planet the Church
of Jesus Christ. We are not just consumers of Gods house, but rather contributors towards Gods
house with our faith, nance, and service.
INVOLVED in Deep Community
Sharing // Caring and // Daring each other on in Urban Connection Groups

Theres more to church than a great Sunday Service, and Disciples at Empower Church dare to go
deeper in community by discovering the power of authentic relationships. In our Urban Connection
groups we can together share life and Gods Word with each other, care for each other, and dare each
other to reach for all that God has for us. Youll nd us praying with each other, supporting each other
through trials, forgiving each other, and serving each other because thats what family does. Go ahead
and nd your place of belonging in one of our Urban Connection Groups soon because we are better
together than we could ever be separately.
S
o

H
o
w

D
o

I

L
i
v
e
?


Were glad you asked!!

Write the vision and make it plain that he may run who reads it. (Hab 2:2)

Isnt it easier to hit the mark when you know what the target is? Isnt it easier to run with the vision
when somebody makes it clear to you?

Thats why at Empower Church we have come up with the Empowered Life which is essentially a
picture of a disciple of Jesus Christ at Empower Church. Its our best attempt to clarify the 5 INs
that we need to be All in as committed disciples of Christ.

So there it is, the 5 INs that we need to be All in at Empower Church now the only question is
will you live the Empowered Life?

Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and
glorify your Father in heaven.

ave you ever wondered so what do I do now? Now that Ive become a Christian and a
member of Empower Church, what part am I supposed to play in Gods plan? What sort of life
am I supposed to live? What sort of difference am I supposed to make? H
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Level 3, 38-60 Croydon Street
Cronulla NSW 2230

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