But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23 ~
SUMMER SERIES 2021
A Note from Our Pastor/Teacher Stephen Davey
This year’s Summer Series theme will focus on The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and each speaker will focus on one of the nine virtues listed in this cluster of Spirit-grown fruit.
One of my favorite authors, James Montgomery Boice, wrote in his commentary on Galatians that apples and oranges (fruit) cannot be manufactured or engineered; they are not the product of the drawing board. Likewise, spiritual fruit cannot be the result of self-effort; it is not a reward for doing good deeds, a merit badge or blue ribbon for the spiritual elite. Spiritual fruit is simply the outward result of the inner work of the Spirit.
Christians cannot produce spiritual fruit, we simply bear what the Spirit of God produces.
And keep in mind, apples and oranges are not simply to be observed or appreciated. Fruit spoils. They are intended by God to be used—even enjoyed—eaten and digested. Likewise, our lives can provide refreshment and nourishment to people God has placed around us, including the body of believers at The Shepherd’s Church.
Each message will be delivered by pastors and professors from our own church family. We’ve also included a couple of concerts, along with several fellowship nights with refreshments in the courtyard.
I’m praying that this will be a summer of growth, by means of God’s Spirit, as He demonstrates through us—in tangible, refreshing virtues—lives that are a true blessing and encouragement to one another.
Services at 9:30 & 11 am
Full programming available for Children, Students, College & ABFs at their normal times, unless noted otherwise below.
June 6 — “Love”
June 13 — “Joy”
Assistant Professor, Shepherds Theological Seminary
June 20 — “Peace”
Pastor, Senior Adults
June 27 — “Patience”
Chief Administrative Officer / Elder
July 4 — “Kindness”
Pastor, Ministry & Leadership Development
Due to the holiday, there will be NO Students, College or ABFs meeting. Children (birth-Grade 5) WILL BE meeting as usual.
July 11 — “Goodness”
Pastor, Family Ministries
July 18 — “Faithfulness”
Pastor, Membership & Assimilation
July 25 — “Gentleness”
Provost & Dean, Shepherds Theological Seminary
August 1 — “Self-Control”
Director, Shepherds Institute
6 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 5:30)
Join us for a night of worship and song featuring music trio Selah, made up of Allan Hall, Amy Perry and Todd Smith. Known for their beautiful harmonies, the trio has been producing compelling Christian anthems and reviving classic hymns of faith since 1999. They have earned many accolades, including eight GMA Dove Awards. Some of their signatures songs include “You Raise Me Up,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior,” ”You Amaze Us,” and “Bless the Broken Road.”
6 PM, Gym (Doors Open at 5:30)
Join us for a night of worship and song featuring music trio Selah, made up of Allan Hall, Amy Perry and Todd Smith Known for their beautiful harmonies, the trio has been producing compelling Christian anthems and reviving classic hymns of faith since 1999. They have earned many accolades, including eight GMA Dove Awards. Some of their signatures songs include “You Raise Me Up,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior,” ”You Amaze Us.” and “Bless the Broken Road.”
“The Origins of the Woke Movement & A Christian Response”
6 PM, The Chapel
(Doors Open at 5:30)
Alex McFarland is a North Carolina native and a renown Christian apologist, author, evangelist, culture analyst, and advocate for biblical truth. He’s very passionate about instructing Christians of all ages on how to stand strong in the face of ever-diminishing morals, ethics and values, but is particularly concerned with helping millennials and gen z see God as relevant to their lives. Alex McFarland may be heard daily on American Family Radio. In addition, he is the founder of Truth for a New Generation (TNG), producing television shows, podcasts, and conferences.
CHILDCARE: Birth-4 years (registration required)