Our Church Engaged

Our purpose is to glorify God by making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20) by gathering for weekly worship, growing in our walk with Christ through a small group, going to make disciples, and giving of their time, talents, and treasures. 

Taylor members are fully engaged when they are:

GATHERING for weekly worship

And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, 25 not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.. Hebrews 10:24-25

When we gather for corporate worship, we hear from God as we listen to His Word preached, we praise God as we sing together, we speak to God as we pray, we give back to God in our tithes and offerings, and we meet with and edify Gods people as we enjoy fellowship with one another.

GROWING in a small group

Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. 10 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another.11 Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit;[a] serve the Lord.12 Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. 13 Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality..  Romans 12:9-13

Our desire is that you would grow in your walk with Christ. The way we do this at Taylor Memorial is to encourage you to develop a daily time with God where you pray and read the Bible. Beyond this, we encourage every member to get connected to a small group on Sunday mornings. We have small groups for every age and life stage. Our small groups have four goals:

  1. Bible Study - helping people understand more about God's Word and how it applies to their daily lives.
  2. Community - helping people experience Jesus in one another, helping them connect to the body, as they do life together.
  3. Accountability - helping each other as we strive to live a life worthy of the calling we have received. Allowing other people to speak truth into areas of our lives we often overlook.
  4. Making disciples - reproducing disciples by being missionaries to our city and around the world. Helping people experience meaning, purpose, and significance by participating in Jesus' mission in the world by using their gifts to serve in a ministry and share their faith in Christ.

GOING and making disciples

Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of[a] all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[b] I am with you always,[c] to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20

We want every member to be involved in a ministry and on mission. We want our members to view themselves as missionaries to our city and the nations. We want to make disciples who make disciples. There are three aspects of going that we emphasize:

  1. Praying - We want you to pray. We ask you to pray for your walk with Christ, your family and friends, our church body, and for the salvation of the nations. We want the fame of Jesus Christ to spread to the ends of the earth, so we pray for the lost in our community, in our state, in our nation, and around the world.
  2. Serving - As you grow as a disciple we are going to ask that you plug into an area of service. We want you to connect with a ministry at TMBC that will allow you to use your gifts and abilities to serve others and glorify Him.
  3. Sharing - We want you to view yourself as a missionary to our culture. This means that we always look for ways to share the good news about Jesus with our friends, family, neighbors,  co-workers, and even strangers that we meet.

GIVING their time, talents, and treasures

In every way I’ve shown you that it is necessary to help the weak by laboring like this and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” - Acts 20:35