The Spring series, beginning April 17th, has been a long time coming. It may be the most significant series we’ve had in a long while, because it’s about us, Salem Community Church. It is the long awaited in Class 101 but we’re going to share it on Sunday mornings. Even if you aren’t an active attender or a previous member of Salem, even if you are just starting to look at churches – this series will be great. Since the majority of our people have never taken Class 101 or it has been “forever” since they last took it – we’re just sharing this with everyone.
We are not pushing for you nor anyone to be a ‘member’, but everyone including non-believers should understand the important of true biblical “membership” in the church and what that really ought to look like. Obviously we are also going to share some of the things that makes Salem unique from our other sister churches in the area.
For those of you who are familiar with Salem, this series may not come as a shock to you, but it will be helpful to be able to concisely define what the church is all about. Many of the things you are about to hear are things you’ve probably never heard at any other church (in America), even though they are biblical and they are practiced in other parts of the world. Our intent is not to shock but to be honest, to educate, and for many of you, to confirm what you believe deep down in your hearts.
We won’t be pressuring anyone to “join” or “drink the Kool Aid”. It’s just information, albeit radical!!! And just to show you that we are not on some ego driven “we’re the keepers of this secret” cult movement – we’re going to let you hear from many other Christian voices who will confirm what we are saying at Salem – and they will absolutely challenge and inspire you.
This is a big deal!
We will share the essential truths on Sunday mornings with everyone. But the “prophets” voices you will only hear in a Small Group. I’d simply play those tapes on Sunday morning but I’m afraid I might lose my job to them. Most of them will talk an average of only 20 minutes but it will be packed with discussion promoting material. You won’t be bored. You will be challenged. You will leave changed, and for the better.
Don’t let the name of the series fool you. The title doesn’t have much of a kick to it. But the content is well worth your attention. The series is titled: “Back to the Basics: VISION & VALUES” and it’s alias is “Class 101”. I sincerely believe that this series/class is important enough that we are going to film this one. If you miss it you’ll be able to sign up for a webinar later on.