In spring 2021 we will be looking at the book of Acts.

The SLT have been working on a discipleship and teaching planner. They want their preaching to encourage the membership and ‘attendees’ to look forward positively into 2021, preparing them for change as we transition (at some point) into Hope Church and also a new building.  The planner has set out a programme only up to Easter so that the SLT has time to finalise what the sequence and timing of engagement with the church family will be on the leadership changes, release of more people into ministry, what the activity focus areas will be and replanting into Hope Church.

“Lights, Camera, Action – Hope is Rising!”:

If a movie or story was to be written about DCFs transitional journey into Hope Church and the evolving ministry and kingdom impact in Dawlish, what type of movie or story would it be?  What would the events, scenes or ‘acts’ be like?  The Book of Acts recalls how Jesus started to build His church – it is narrative, not prescriptive, telling of the key characters, events and outcomes.  The highs, the lows.  Learning through good times and bad. This series is not a preaching series on Acts.  Rather as we embark on our transitional and missional journey, what can we learn from the Book of Acts as we fix our eyes on Jesus and be obedient in His Great Commission.  We will ‘hover’ and sometimes ‘parachute in’ on various events and characters in Acts to equip us for this journey.  We are not following someone else’s teaching series, rather we are saying ‘Lord what do you have for us in this context of Dawlish? The series will be branded around the ‘movie’ theme, with a famous movie title or strapline (using the title only, not major on content!), imagery, language and delivery that is action and impact orientated. Each week there will be a 1 page summary note as a quick reference guide, with a ‘going deeper’ section to encourage further study.  There will be a parallel reading plan through the Book of Acts taking us up to Palm Sunday.

Here’s a playlist of the messages from the series. Links to individual services can be found below

Summary & Going Deeper Sections:

Links to services in this series:

Sunday 10th January: Vision Sunday: ( Isaiah 43:1-3a & 18-21)

Sunday 17th January: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: The Force Awakens

Sunday 24th January: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: All for One and One for All

Sunday 31st January: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: The River Wild

Sunday 7th February: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: Gone with the Wind

Sunday 14th February: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: Happy Feet

Sunday 21st February: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: Tales of the Unexpected

Sunday 28th February: Lights, Camera, Action: Hope is Rising: The Fellowship of the Ring

Audio Bible

We are reading through the book of Acts. If you would find an audio version helpful, here’s a playlist of David Suchet reading through the book of Acts. He is reading the NIV.

Previous teaching series at DCF:

Ephesians

In Autumn 2020, we completed an 8-part series in Ephesians