Deeply Rooted

Building On Our Calling
October 16 – November 6, 2011

Artisan Church is at a crucial moment in our history: we have the wonderful opportunity to become deeply rooted in the place where God has called us. During this four-week series, we will celebrate this opportunity and talk about how purchasing our church building will make it possible to live out our calling.

Visit our campaign website for more information and to view a special video presentation.

Message line-up:

10/16
Fruit
Pastor Scott Austin
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Everyone loves a tree that grows good fruit. God has blessed Artisan Church with fruitful ministry over the years, and we want to do more! But without a permanent home, we can’t bear this good fruit much longer. We have to be deeply rooted if we want to continue to be fruitful.

10/23
Shelter
Pastor Scott Austin
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God has called us to be a shady place of safety for many weary spiritual travelers—people who don’t meet the expectations they feel church places on them. We love hearing people tell us, “I could never fit in at church… until I found Artisan.” It’s our great joy to be a place of spiritual shelter!

10/30
Stability
Pastor Scott Austin
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God calls us to do incredible ministry in this city. But the simple truth is that we can’t be renters forever. For Artisan’s ministry to endure, we have to take true ownership of our building. If we are committed to sharing Christ’s love in our neighborhood, we need to sink our roots deep into the soil where God has planted us.

11/6
Seed
Pastor Scott Austin
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In nature, life always leads to new life. Strong, healthy trees propagate by scattering seeds, and our church should be no different. We are called not only to do strong ministry in the present but also to multiply our ministry in the future. We are called to plant the seeds of new ministries and even new churches. And by buying our building, we can start now.

We want to be like the tree described in Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord. They shall be like a tree sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.”

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