24 August 2014
Honour the past Embrace the future
Staff change, people change, ministries change but core values remain.
It’s our heartbeat
Value: a strong stable heritage of Christian witness in Invercargill and Southland
1877 regular services. Pastor William Green
1895 brick and concrete building
1971 present auditorium
2001 Community Centre
Bob and Val Tressler interview
5 degree shifts
Reading: 2 Timothy 1:3 – 7
… I serve God as my forefathers did
… grandmother Lois → mother Eunice → Timothy
Faith is passed on. It is caught
Children and youth ministry
Faith in action
With legacy comes responsibility
Hold onto the DNA, keep fresh experiences
Maintain unity with diversity
Uphold the honour of God’s name
Add value to the ICBC community
Legacy is like a baton
What legacy are you helping to build?
What contribution are making that will outlive you?
Discussion questions for personal reflection and group
(these may vary according to how long you’ve been part of OCBC
1. When did you come to ICBC? What was church like then? What attracted you to ICBC. What
has changed in your time here?
2 Who have been your heroes in the faith. How and why are they heroes to you?
3 Read 2 Timothy 1: 3 -7. Here Paul acknowledges his own “forefathers” in the faith and three
generations of believers in Timothy’s family. Who passed the “baton of faith” or influenced
you to become a follower of Jesus? Who are you seeking to influence? Pause and pray
thanking first and praying for these people.
4 What legacy, DNA, or heritage do you think is core to ICBC and must be passed on to others?
How might you play your part in this process?