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Saturday, August 15 at 7:15am
Guest Speaker: Pete Alwinson
Message Topic: Walking Out Our Christian Identity
Pete has been involved in developing men for over 40 years, helping guys come to understand who they are as God’s sons and how the Father is willing to invest Himself in developing them every day of their lives so that they can become the men He always intended them to be and who they deeply desire to be: real men!
His passion is to leave no man left behind on the battlefield of life and to help men flourish, for as men flourish spiritually so do women, children, churches and culture! He desires to show how Grace builds guys into men and men into mentors.
A Californian, Pete founded a PCA church in Orlando, Florida, where he served for 26 years as Senior Pastor. He has served churches in California, Illinois, Connecticut and Florida. He is a graduate of Biola College in Communications, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div) and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min) in Oviedo, Florida. Pete was one of the first speakers on the Man in the Mirror faculty and now is Founder/Speaker, FORGE, City Wide Ministry to Men in Orlando, Florida (www.ForgeTruth.com). Pete has taught Communications and Theology of Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida and Theology of Ministry at Knox Seminary. His first book is, Like Father, Like Son, How Knowing God As Father Changes Men, published by New Growth Press. Pete is on the Board of Key Life Network and has participated in the Friday radio broadcast with Steve Brown for many years.
Family is Pete’s claim to fame. Married to Caron for 41 years, they have three children, Joel, and beloved daughter in law Aly, granddaughters Maggie and Molly and Wyatt, Jon and beloved daughter in law Sandra and granddaughter Ansley and grandson Easton, and daughter Jessie and fantastic son in law Davis. He knows he “married up” and loves to speak to men about his successes as well as his failures as a husband and dad. Pete’s style combines openness, humor, great stories and strong Bible teaching as he easily connects with men about becoming great as God defines greatness.
Pete’s hobbies are working out, hiking 14er’s in Colorado, hunting, and scalloping with family.
We are continuing to monitor how Covid-19 may affect our Summer plans and will update you if things change, but as for now, camp is still on.
Early Bird Registration (Through April 26): $400
Normal Registration (April 27 – June 13): $450
Join us this summer at CIY MOVE for an unforgettable time in the mountains of Tennessee.
CIY Move is a 5 day High School event designed to amplify the call of Christ on students lives to become Kingdom Workers.
In 2020 CIY MOVE will explore the Third Person of the Trinity – who he is, how he works, and the many ways high school students can lean in and stay connected to him in every moment of their lives! SO EXCITING!
We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Where: Milligan College, Johnson City, TN
When: June 21-27
The Power of Love Breakout Sessions
When doors open at 5:30 on Friday Night you will be able to select the Breakout session you would like to attend on Saturday morning. Please note space is limited and breakouts will fill up fast. Participants must be present to register for breakout sessions – no exceptions.
Serving Your Neighbor
Join us to learn how hospitality and the gospel meet on your street with practical ways to bless your neighbor and build a bridge to share the gospel.
Forget Me Not
Join us as we lean into God’s word and learn how to serve Him and others while we LISTEN and LOVE and then REPEAT.
Loving Difficult People
How do we love others when they can be so difficult? Explore God’s truths and be equipped for real life challenges.
Living a Life of Worship
What does it look like to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, so you can truly love your neighbor as yourself? Know in whom you serve, so you can serve others well!
Your Spouse, Your Closest Neighbor
How to Keep Showing Up and Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy – from the book by Karen Ehman.
Loving Others in a Military Setting
Are you a military family or interested in knowing how to reach out to them? Come join us as we look at how to extend hospitality to others in a military setting.
Finding God’s Heart Through Personal Bible Study: God’s personal love letter to us is His Word – the Bible. In this session you will discover how to better engage, comprehend and apply God’s Word during your personal study time using 4 simple steps. You will be inspired to know God on a deeper, more personal level.
Hard Questions and Next Steps
Do you have questions about what it means to be a Christ follower? Are you in search of answers to some of the tough questions surrounding Christianity? Or are you new to the faith and wonder what the next steps are for you to dive deeper into a relationship with Him? Come listen as we answer some of these frequently asked questions or meet one on one with a prayer mentor to help you on your journey.
Dare to Disciple
Jesus gave us the Great Commandment (Matt 22:37-39), love God and then love your neighbor from the overflow of a full heart. This breakout session, modeled after Jen Schmidt’s book, Just Open The Door, digs deep to discover what Jesus is asking of us. Why am I opening the door to others? How do I overcome my fears, worries, or risks as I open the door? Where do I start? Who is receiving the honor when I open the door?
Q & A with Jen Schmidt
(One Session Only). Bring Your questions!
5:30 Doors Open – Breakout Registration
7:00-9:00 General Session 1
8:00 Doors Open
8:30-9:30 General Session 2
9:40-10:25 Breakout 1
10 minute break
10:35-11:20 Breakout 2
10 minute break
11:30-12:15 Breakout 3 or 1st Lunch
12:25-1:10 Breakout 4 or 2nd lunch
1:15-2:30 General Session 3
THE LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY
Church at Viera
For almost three decades, Church at Viera has been actively growing and equipping people to live the gospel and to share it throughout Brevard county. We have an amazing opportunity in front of us. Viera is growing fast – more and more families are moving into our back yard and the time to get ready for the next step of faith has come.
In Matthew 28, when Jesus gathered His disciples, He gave them a command that would cost them all they had and one that has been passed down to every follower of Jesus since that day. The command: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
This has been and will be the mission of the Church globally and locally and remains CAV’s mission to this very day:
To Be a Place of Grace Where Christ Changes Lives
God’s vision has been stirring the imagination of the people called Church at Viera for over 27 years. From the first dreamers who met in the Viera School Board building for Sunday worship and imagined a thriving, influential community when most of Viera was still farmland, to those who imagined moving CAV west of Interstate 95 to a location that would be at the heart of Viera’s future.
Our vision is to equip thousands to become influencers for Christ so that we can awaken tens of thousands to join Jesus on a life-changing journey.
One question drives much of our dreaming and planning
How is Church at Viera going to fulfill our vision to equip thousands of people to be influencers for Christ?
1) Recast CAV’s vision for everyone to become equipped as a faith-influencer.
This requires that we use clear, consistent and repeatable language to communicate and help people take ownership of the vision. This consistent language will be featured not only from the platform on weekends but also in every aspect of our ministry.
2) Equip our people to become faith-influencers.
This will require the creation of environments where the basics of the Christian faith are taught and caught by new Christ followers and other environments where believers like you are equipped to know your part in helping to fulfill the vision. Our systems and activities will need to be focused on specific goals that are aligned to the vision.
3) Be more strategic with the ministry space we currently have.
In order to effectively invite new people to follow Jesus and equip them to influence others, we will need to ensure that our processes for getting people connected at CAV are clear and easy to get through. It will be just as important that our Small Groups are environments where people can be developed into spiritual leaders and fully formed disciples that then can aid in making more disciples.
4) Increase capacity for Sunday worship services at optimum times.
Research shows that at 80% capacity an auditorium environment is already uncomfortably full for most attendees and especially guests. Our most popularly attended worship service is consistently hitting this mark and exceeding it. Having open seats at optimal times is not just a neat phrase, it is crucial to our continued growth. We don’t have room to grow.
We want you to join Jesus on this life-changing journey!
Imagine what it will look like for Brevard County to have tens of thousands of influencers for Christ active in the community. This is our vision and we are moving forward in faith.
We believe that the best way to expand capacity on our campus is to:
- Build a new building with a larger worship service environment on our undeveloped land (which we already own).
- Renovate our current building to develop more strategic Children’s, Student, and Adult ministry space.
In order to accomplish these goals, we will need to raise between $5 and $6 million over and above our regular giving for the objectives stated above.