AV Productions Ministry | Recruiting & Training Opportunity
Every Sunday when you show up for church you may notice the music filling the sanctuary and even the fellowship area outside. When you enter into the building there is a stage full of instruments, a screen filled with images, and a room full of lights. These various forms of media are used throughout the service to enrich, and encourage the work of the gospel.
Singing and worship are enhanced through careful mixing of sounds and lights, the congregation is led through each song with the projected words, and even the sermons are supported by visual aids, outlines and graphics.
The AV Productions Ministry is behind the scenes each week orchestrating, operating and overseeing the execution of these tasks through use of technical skills, and a bit of physical labor, but not forgetting that we find our strength in the Lord. The ministry has grown over the past year to include more equipment and more intricate operations, as well as more potential than ever before.
We’re looking for anyone interested in learning more about what we do and how we do it.
While the ministry is highly technical, these skills can be learned. These initial trainings however, will present an overview of the church’s equipment, facilities, and workflows.
Come join us on May 26th and June 2nd for a breakfast, discussion, and training session before church (and even before setup begins) at 6:30 AM on May 26th and 8:30 AM on June 2nd. Get a feel for what the goals of the ministry are, and if this may be a good fit for you to use and develop the gifts God has given you.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Errin@theResolved.com
Special Announcement! | Rock n’ Roll Marathon Sunday
So, some clarification is necessary: The Church will be accessible on Sunday, June 2nd (if you are willing to traverse the Mines of Moria…) As previously stated, the 9am service will be moved to 6:30 pm in place of the Evening Service, while the 11am service will take place as usual.
Make use of the map provided to find your way toward the building.
SPECIAL NOTE: In case you miss the other updated announcement, the second AV Training session will be moved to 8:30 am on June 2nd.
The other week someone broke into our church facility where we store our Audio Visual equipment and stole over $5,000 dollars of stuff (all of our microphones, a couple projectors, a laptop and other miscellaneous technical gear). Since then we’ve been borrowing equipment and slowly trying to replace some things. We do have insurance, but with a pretty high deductible. If you can or someone you know is able to give anything extra this month to help out with this that would be great.
Theo 101 – Theology of the Resolved
An 8-week course covering the range of theological beliefs essential to the gospel. Topics include: the existence of God, the truth of the Bible, the depravity of humans, the good news of Jesus, the order of salvation, the role of the church and our mission in the world. This class is necessary for covenant membership in The Resolved Church. $25 for course materials. Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm July 10th-Aug 28th.
Theo 131 – Theology of Finance
An 8-week course covering the range of issues related to personal finances, debt, God, giving and The Gospel. Carson Kvaternik, The Resolved Church’s Finance Deacon teaches this class. $25 for course materials. Sunday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm from July 7th-Aug 25th.
Theo 201 – Greek I
A course teaching Koine Greek, the language the New Testament was written in. Due to the nature of learning Greek it requires more time, a higher level of commitment and more money than our other School of Theology courses. Homework would consist of approximently 30 min. five days a week. The book and workbook together cost about $50 (Basics of Biblical Greek by William D. Mounce). If you are able to commit to the above requirements necessary to learn Greek, fill out the form below. * We need at least 3 people to respond positively to offer the class. We’ll contact all those who submit by June 15th to inform them if we reached the 3 person quorum and to work out meeting times.
The Biblical Role of Covenant and Church: God Always Means For Children To Grow Up in Church
God, You & Our Kids | 1 Thess. 2:7-12 | Pastor Duane Smets
This a topical and exegetical sermon on Biblical parenting and how the Church is designed for children of all ages, and on the role that church is supposed to play in the lives of children and parents. This sermon was originally preached on May 19th, 2013 at The Resolved Church in San Diego,CA.
On the morning of May 20th, Pastor Duane was on a local San Diego TV News station (UT-TV, channel 4) participating in a debate with a mother from Planned Parenthood over whether or not to teach kids how to have “safe sex” or to teach them sex is better when reserved for marriage alone.
Blog | Pastor Duane Smets
In Tedd Tripp’s book Shepherding A Child’s Heart he takes a whole chapter to address spanking titled, “Embracing Biblical Methods: The Rod.” In the chapter he walks through six different things:
1. The Rational Behind the Rod – “In their natural state…children have hearts of folly. Therefore they resist correction. God has ordained the rod of discipline for this condition…The child not submitting to parental authority is acting foolishly. He is rejecting the jurisdiction of God. He is living his life for the immediate gratification of his ants and desires…Ultimately, to refuse God’s rule means to choos his own rule that leads to death. It is the height of foolishness. The rod of correction brings wisdom to the child. It provides an immediate tactile demonstration of the foolishness of rebellion.”
2. What is the Rod? – “The rod is a parent, in faith toward God and fait fulness toward his or her children, undertaking the responsibility of careful, timely, measured, and controlled use of physical punishment to underscore the importance of obeying God, thus rescuing the children from continuing in his foolishness until death.” Tripp spends time looking at it as: A Parental Exercise, An Act of Faith, An Act of Faithfulness, A Responsibility, A Physical Punishment and A Rescue Mission.
3. Distortions of the Rod – “Since the rod is an idea that has fallen on hard times in our culture, we need to clear our minds of some of the distorted conceptions of the rod. I do not want you to think I am advocating one of the popular misconceptions of the rod. Here are some things the rod is not: Not the Right to Unbridled Temper, Not the Right to Hit Our Children Whenever We Wish, Not Venting of Frustration, Not Retribution, Not Associated with Vindictive Anger.”
4. Common Objections to the Rod – In this part of the chapter Tripp responds to these criticisms slowly walking through a discussion of each of them: I Love My Children Too Much To Spank Them, I’m Afraid I Will Hurt Them, I’m Afraid It Will Make Him Rebellious and Angry, I’m Afraid of Teaching Them to Hit, It Doesn’t Work, I’m Afraid of Being Arrested for Child Abuse.
5. The Fruit of the Rod – Tripp offers eight fruits. (1) Teaches outcomes to behavior. (2) Shows God’s authority over mom and dad. (3) Trains a child to be under authority. (4) Demonstrates parental love and commitment. (5) Yields a harvest of peace and righteousness. (6) Teach self-control and respect. (7) Returns the child to a place of blessing. (8) Promotes an atmosphere of closeness and openness between parent and child.
6. The Best of Both – “If you focus exclusively on either the rod or communication, you will be like a ship with all the cargo loaded on one side. You won’t sail very well. Communication and the rod are not stand alone methods. They are designed to work together…Authoritarian parents tend to lack kindness. Permissive parents tend to lack firmness. Assess which distortion of biblical training you tend toward. Strive for greater balance.”
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May God help His parents to point to His glory by disciplining their children in the way He knows is going to be best for them.
If you are new to The Resolved Church we would love to get to know you!
On Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00pm, Pastor James and his wife Tracy would like to invite you to come and spend an evening at their house. We’ll have dessert, coffee, and fellowship together.
If you would like to come, get directions either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a voicemail on the church phone 619-393-1990.
This Month: The LampPost Cafe – Live Music
Join us for our next LampPost Cafe coming up on Saturday June 15th at 7pm. Featuring local hip-hop acts including:
DJ KidRiz on the wheels of steel all night
Relm Diggie aka ill Cosby
Jank the Menace w/ Darren G
There will also be visual art from Joseph Kraft of InvisibleGod and a coffee bar provided by our friends at Coffee & Tea Collective. Bring $5 to support the bands.
Invite your friends and join us for a great evening of Music, Coffee, and Community!
1717 W. Morena Blvd 92110. Check out The Lamppost Café on Facebook and Twitter.
Gospel Conversations on Family and Parenting | Warren Duthie and J.D. Bale
Sometimes it’s a lot of fun to watch how your friends act when they are surrounded by their idols.
After a few years of talking about football and Jesus with Warren Duthie while partnering with him to serve the homeless in Point Loma, last year I stumbled into the perfect moment to start paying attention to hockey. Warren had just had his first daughter, Phoebe, and The Kings were in the middle of a historic ransacking of the NHL playoffs. I invited myself over to enjoy the show.
I don’t know what it’s like to have a kid, or to have a team that can win a championship, but I learned a lot about Warren by watching him be around the things he loves. Shortly after that I asked Warren to write a blog about what being a parent was teaching him about The Gospel. He had a lot of things to say even then, but not a lot of time to put everything together, so it never happened.
It’s a year later, the Kings are at it again, and there is another Duthie in the mix. I invited myself over again so that I could field some questions and do the write up myself. Warren’s much better at multitasking now– fully able to feed his son Gus, teach Phoebe how to throw away diapers for him, and pay attention to me. Somewhere in there he even managed to keep an eye on the game, but what used to be an obsession is something closer to background noise now. He was way more into talking about Jesus and his kids.
When I asked him if he related to what was said about Abraham idolizing his child in a recent sermon, his answer was immediate and emphatic: “Yes. Definitely. And not just because there was a picture of Phoebe up on the screen the whole time…”