SUNDAY WORSHIP AT 10AM
Our Sunday morning worship is designed to draw you closer to God. Whether through music, story, videos, or response times of prayer, we strive to create a worshipful time for you. Our services are about 1 hour long. Respond and participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We recognize that God leads each of us differently. We read from the Bible and preach from the Bible. We are focused on the good news of Jesus. The preaching and teaching is Bible-based and Gospel-centered on Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:23). Our hope is that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you would come away encouraged and challenged with a renewed sense of God's great love for you through Jesus Christ.
We love kids at ConnectingPoint Church. We offer age-appropriate programs for infant-5th grade at Junior Church where they’ll have fun learning about Jesus. We want our kids to look forward to Sunday morning at Junior Church. We want them to look forward to seeing their friends and being with the adults who love them and teach them about Jesus. Junior Church takes place every Sunday morning during the public school year. Children start in the sanctuary with their parents for a time of worship and praise for about 20 minutes. About half way through the service children in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend Junior Church led by wonderful teachers.
We love junior high and high school students. Our student ministries meet on Sundays from 9:15AM-9:55AM during the school year and include several youth group gatherings with other churches throughout the year. Our junior high students will be reading from the Bible and learning the 10 Commandments and the Apostles' Creed during 2014-15. Our high school student ministry is a place where anyone (from any walk of life) can come, feel comfortable, laugh, and be challenged to grow closer to Jesus. We aim to create a relaxed environment for students where the message is Biblical, practical and applicable to life.
ROMANS SERMON SERIES
Romans is a 12-week sermon series at ConnectingPoint Church. The series starts Sunday, September 7th through November, 23rd.
The apostle Paul's letter to the Romans is the longest of his letters and is brimming with his exhilarating details of the good news of Jesus Christ. Romans provides epic details with words about creation and natural order, and then moves methodically through the story of the Bible itself, recounting God's justice and grace throughout history.
At the time of Paul's writing, Nero was emperor and Rome was a thriving city. Rome was not just the center of the Roman empire, but was considered the epicenter of civilization itself. In its day, Rome was Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and Hong Kong rolled up into one. But in every way the claims of the good news of Jesus transcended across the Roman culture and empire.
In this series you'll learn:
- Who Jesus is and what He did for you.
- The overarching story stretching from Genesis to Jesus and beyond, into the future.
- A grand theological blueprint for the Gospel (good news) as the foundation for the rest of the New Testament and how it applies to your daily life.
The earliest Spirit-filled Christians shared a common faith that cut across languages, ethnicity and continents. The words of the Apostles' Creed summarize our beliefs.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The words of the Apostles' Creed, along with the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, summarize the Biblical beliefs since the earliest days of Christianity and they are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess at ConnectingPoint.
At the center of our faith is the redemptive work Jesus did for us by dying on the cross for the sins of all human beings and rising from the dead in victory over sin and death. This is called the Gospel (good news). We believe that Jesus came to save all people (John 3:16). And God freely offers his grace and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.
ConnectingPoint is a multi-ethnic community with people from different backgrounds (Christian, non-Christian, English-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, Spanish-speaking, Chinese-speaking). This is a church where people are loved and feel accepted, even if you have questions and doubts. It is a place where someone will always greet you and make you feel welcomed. It is a place where you can experience community and learn more about God in your own time, at your own pace without pressure.
In our community we are shaped by the Bible's story of redemption and renewal. We believe the Bible to be the reliable, authoritative and sufficient word of God, and are therefore committed to the Scriptures with practical application to life.
Jesus is the Head
Jesus is the head of the church with everything falling under His authority (Colossians 1:18). Jesus calls qualified men and women to serve Him and love our neighbors so that everyone can experience the good news of God's grace.
Our pastor is Eric Sahlberg. He is married to Amy (shown above). Eric and Amy grew up in New England. After getting married they lived around the United States (Chicago, Tempe and Saint Louis). They have three school-aged children.
He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. In Saint Louis, Eric was on a church planting team to start a new multi-site church in Illinois.
Prior to attending the seminary, Eric was self employed as a business consultant. He traveled around North America and Europe working on projects for companies such as Cisco Systems, Bobcat and Schneider Logistics. He has a Masters degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eric enjoys hanging out with his family, kayaking, football and jogging.
- Gospel (gospel means good news). Centering our lives around the ultimate good news that is found by grace through faith in Jesus.
- Community. We love to give back to the community. We love to love people. Visit our Communities pages to see some ways we're giving back.
- Bible-based. We preach from the Bible. We teach from the Bible.
- Life-oriented. We want you to experience one integrated life, not compartmentalized faith.
Partners in the Gospel
We don't believe in walking it alone, or being theological lone rangers. We accept the Biblical truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel - the good news of God's grace expressed through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8). We walk together with over 6,000 other Christian congregations across the country in a church body known as the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. For an overview of our beliefs please click here and here.
We work with Christian churches like Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and others in the suburbs of Boston. We like start new churches too. We are also facilitating a movement of church plants and existing churches through FiveTwo.