Generation Church Blog

Generation Outreach (Serve the County)

Serve The County!

On Christmas our church family dropped off 130 gift bags, full of gift cards, Christmas cookies, drinks and more, to every Police, EMT and Firemen working in South County on Christmas. We are thankful for you!

We were able to give to South Kingstown, Kingston, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, North Kingstown, Narragansett Charleston and Westerly.

Thank you to everyone who gave and delivered the gifts.

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The Wave is Coming (Roller Rink Offering)

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Vision Sunday was one for the books as we took a special offering for our future home, the Roller Rink in Narragansett.

The message, Crossing Over, in our final message from #TheWaveIsComing series is up on our iTunes podcast.

Sermon Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crossing-over/id1200998040?i=1000397666553&mt=2

Giving Link: https://generationchurchri.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7bce46c9b7a571caf0837c31b&id=ad752b7cb4&e=c40ad67384

Generation Worship (Hope and Future)

Generation Worship
Hope & Future EP

Celebrating God’s faithfulness and the Hope and Future that we have in Christ. Listen, buy and share these new songs from South County, Rhode Island and New England that mark all that God has been doing through our community in this season of revival. #HopeandFuture is out on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and beyond!

Thank you from our team and church family!

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Hope and Future (Generation Turns 3)

We have very few words to describe what happened on Sunday, November 17th as we celebrated 3 years, celebrated God’s faithfulness. We witnessed a true outpouring of the Spirit. Hundreds of live changed forever, thousands more in South County, RI and New England in the days to come. This is small glimpse into the story after story of revival and spiritual awakening. Jesus is faithful and his kingdom will not be stopped.

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The Power of Overflow

We kicked off 2017 with a new series on The Power of Overflow. We looked at the reality that the personal always overflows into everything and everyone around us. If in our personal life we’re growing our relationship God through the Holy Spirit, rooted in Jesus, rather than seeking what is unhealthy for us; God’s goodness, grace, love and mercy will overflow into everything and everyone around us.

May 2017 be a year where the abundant life of Jesus overflows into everything and everyone.

The Best Days Are Ahead (Celebrating 2 Years)

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We are still celebrating our second anniversary as a new church plant in South County. Thankful for all the abundance of 2016. We are excited for 2017. The best days are ahead.

Generation 2.0 (Praying and Fasting)

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This week we began a focused 20 days of prayer and fasting, leading up to our 2 year celebration since our big launch in South County.

No matter where you are on the journey of faith, we want to encourage you to take 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes at lunch time and 20 minutes at night. Pray specifically for our church family, your family, your neighborhood, your town, your workplace, your communities, this region and world.

I’ve been using a simple acronym (CLAY) that the Lord gave me that has been helpful. I hope it encourages you. It was awakened out of a specific verse that has impacted me greatly over the years, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7

C – communion with God. We have 24/7 instant access with our Father because of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus. Converse with our infinite yet intimate God. We are children in relationship with our Father. With your Bible open, remember God’s character, his holiness, wisdom, love, beauty, majesty, grace and mercy. God is with us and for us in Christ!

L – listening to God. With your Bible open, eyes and ears open, heart humbled with a posture of dependence on God, listen to God. God speaks through his glorious Word, creation and the church, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

A – asking God. Ask God specifically for God’s glory to shine brightly in your life, church, work, South County and world. Ask God for specific things. Ask boldly and confidently in Christ. We can offend God when we don’t ask big and bold requests. The focus isn’t on us but the greatness of our God. Jesus reminds us that we don’t receive because we often don’t ask in faith. So, ask boldly!

Y – yielding to God. As we pray and seek God, we yield, we rest; remembering his ability and power to do immeasurably more through us and around us in Christ!

Much more can and will be said about prayer, but I encourage you to lean into God over these 20 days. I also encourage you to consider fasting for one meal. Feel free to do more as the Spirit leads you. I’ve often found that lunch time is the best time for me but it’s different for everyone. If you have specific questions, please connect with me.

We pray and fast to remember that God is truly most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. We pray and fast to remember that Jesus is living water and the bread of life. We are completely dependent on God and we need to remember this liberating reality.

Important to remember that you are loved and accepted, no matter how much you pray or fast. This isn’t for the “spiritually serious Christians” but a great oppurtunity for all of us to seek God together.

Finally and ultimately, these days are about celebrating God’s faithfulness and stories of revival over the last few years. Celebrating and asking God to do it again in abundance. We are asking God to awaken within us a greater awareness of his activity all around us and his power within us.

We worship and follow Jesus, the only true God, who is full of abundance. May we continue to lean into his abundant promises. This church, God’s church, was birthed on this promise “the Lord is good, his unfailing love endures forever and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100:5

Praise the Lord! Amazing grace and mercy!

We are revived to see revival…

The best days are ahead,

Pastor Stephen + Lindsay

“The knowledge of God’s Father-love is the first and simplest, but also the last and highest lesson in the school of prayer.” Andrew Murray

SHINE

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We are excited for our Fall series through Jesus’ sermon on the mount. We’ll be looking at God’s vision for us to be the light of the world in this generation.

We have been revived in Christ to shine a light, not curse the darkness.

See you Sunday’s and in Community Groups throughout the week in South County.

 

Waves of Revival

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We refuse to be satisfied with being a church that is less than what is offered in Scripture. Greater days are ahead for Jesus people who lean into the supernatural leadership of the Spirit. See you Sunday at the Pier Theater and throughout South County during the week in Community Groups for our summer series through Acts.

God’s Spirit is moving mightily in waves all around the world; from China, Africa, New York City, to Rhode Island and beyond.

Our responsibility as Jesus people, like experience surfers, is to recognize a wave of God’s Spirit and ride it.

It’s not our responsibility to make waves but to recognize how God is working in the world and join him in the adventure of seeing ourselves and people made in God’s image revived by the good news of Jesus.

This is why we exist.

We are not spectators to the waves but people of purpose who are in awe of the riches of God’s mercy and led by the Spirit to jump into God’s movement of new creation.

Only God can breath new life into a valley of dry bones. Only God can create waves.

Waves of revival.

What a joy to join our Sovereign Lord in this supernatural reality and lean into the leadership of the Spirit.

Sermon Series video: https://vimeo.com/167592015

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