Step One

This class will give you a basic introduction to the story, beliefs and structure of Passion Church, as well as a guide for how you can get connected and join the church. Step One takes place the first and third Sunday of every month.

 

Step Two

This class will help you discover how God uniquely created you. Through understanding your personality and spiritual gifts, you will be prepared to serve others in the way God designed. This is your opportunity to get connected to a ministry team at Passion Church. Based on your personality and spiritual gifts, you will be able to connect with a member of the team that best fits your design. Step Two takes place the second and fourth Sunday of every month.

 

The Passion Story

Passion Church was established in 2014 under the leadership of Scott Schaefer. From its infancy, a culture of passionate praise and Biblical unity held the heartbeat of this little plant church in the mall in Davenport Iowa.

 

In early 2017 , God began to stir in Scott’s son Nate (the Praise Leader at the time) the desire for something different. What began as a job search for music positions at churches around the country eventually lead his family and his heart right back where they started, at Passion. God began to develop a Pastor’s heart in Nate and reveal an expanded vision for evangelism and discipleship for Passion Church. Nate never set out to be a pastor but the calling was undeniable and in fall of 2017 the mantle of Lead Pastor was passed on from father to son. 

 

At its core, Passion is a church devoted to doing church the way we believe the Bible talks about; a family of Christ followers loving each other and working toward one common goal, knowing Jesus and making Him known.

our prayer for you

 

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people.”

EPHESIANS 1:17–18

 

“I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life He has for His followers.”

EPHESIANS 1:17-19 MSG

 

 

 

Our Vision

We exist to help people know God, find community, and identify their purpose to serve and make a difference.

Our spiritual journey consists of four steps:

1. Know God

At Passion we desire to see people come to know God and grow deep in relationship with Him as Lord and savior of their lives.

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

2. Find Community

Part of growing in our relationship with God is entering into community with other believers. As we do life together we should be growing in our understanding of who God is and how much he loves his family.

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)

3. Identify Purpose

We are all created with unique gifts and abilities. At Passion we want to help you identify who God has created you to be.

11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Ephesians 4:11-12 (NASB)

 

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[a] yet one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:14-27 (ESV)

4. Make A Difference

Our giftings are not just meant for us. God wants to use them to serve His family and minister to the world.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:3-5

1. Know God

We consider reaching people who do not know God personally to be oneof our greatest responsibilities. Our Sunday services are for people at allstages in their spiritual journey.

Our Sunday service focuses on four values:

1. Celebration

We believe church should be enjoyable.

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”

PSALM 122:1 NKJV

2. Inspiration

We believe church should be a place where people experience God’s presence and power.

“But…when some unbelievers or ordinary people come in, they will be convinced of their sin by what they hear. They will be judged by all they hear, their secret thoughts will be brought into the open, and they will bow down and worship God, confessing, ‘Truly God is here among you!’”

1 CORINTHIANS 14:24–25 GNT

3. Preparation

We believe church should be a place where people learn how the Bible applies to their daily lives.

“So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”

EPHESIANS 4:11–12

4. Salvation

We believe church should be a place where people can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

“‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?”

ROMANS 10:13–14 NLT

How we share Christ with others:

“Go out into the country…and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.”

LUKE 14:23 TLB

 

As we continue to reach people far from God, every one of us can do our part by following these four principles:

1. Accept the personal responsibility

2. Build a personal relationship

3. Share your presonal Story

4. Give a personal Invitation

In our city, our nation, and our world

“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

ACTS 1:8

 

In addition to our efforts during Sunday services, we are focused on reaching people in three key places designated by Jesus:

1. “In Jerusalem” – Our Cities

“Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight.”

JAMES 1:27 MSG

The primary way we reach our cities is through our Sunday service, Outreach events, and Life Groups.

2. “In Judea and Samaria” – Our Nation

“As they traveled from town to town, they presented the simple guidelines the Jerusalem apostles and leaders had come up with. That turned out to be most helpful. Day after day the congregations became stronger in faith and larger in size.”

ACTS 16:4–5 MSG

The primary way we reach our nation is by starting new churches and strengthening existing churches.

3. “To the ends of the earth” – Our World

“Jesus said to His followers, ‘Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.’”

MARK 16:15 NCV

The primary way we reach our world is through strategic missions. At Passion, we intentionally invest a portion of our resources in missions work all around the world with a focus on unreached people groups, children, and church planting.

How you can participate:

1. Pray

Pray that we might reach people in each of these areas with the Good News of Jesus.

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.’”

MATTHEW 9:37–38

2. Give

Give your time and resources to reach people for Christ.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”

MATTHEW 6:19–21

3. Go

Go to our cities, nation, and world to serve others and show people the love of God.

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ He said, ‘Go and tell this people…’”

ISAIAH 6:8–9

2. Find Commuinity

We believe life change happens in the context of relationships. Life Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full life He intends for us.

Life Groups provide three things

“Jesus said to His followers, ‘Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.’”

MARK 16:15 NCV

The primary way we reach our world is through strategic missions. At Passion, we intentionally invest a portion of our resources in missions work all around the world with a focus on unreached people groups, children, and church planting.

Life Groups offer people:

A Place to Connect

Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him.

1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 TLB

We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Life Groups provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.

A Place To Protect

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 JOHN 3:16 NLT

It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Life Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

A Place To Grow

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

PROVERBS 27:17

We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Life Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

Passion Church Life Groups Model

We base our Life Groups model on the early church as described in the Bible in the book of Acts. In Acts, you can read about how small group meetings in homes helped lay the foundation for tremendous growth in the first church in Jerusalem.

”Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.”

ACTS 5:42

 

“You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.”

ACTS 20:20

 

Passion Church is a church of Small Groups, not a church with Small Groups.

Four things to know about Passion Life Groups:

1. Our groups are “free market.”

We want people to gather together based on things they enjoy and are important to them. Essentially, the things you are already doing in your life are the things that can make up your Life Group! From sports groups to lunch groups, parenting groups to student groups, Bible study groups to creative arts groups, our groups are as varied as we are. All groups fall within seven hubs:

Men • Women • Marriage and Family • Passion YTH • Young Adults 

Spiritual Growth • Common Interests

2. There are three semesters every year.

Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right Life Group for you in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop three times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.”

Group Structure

Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters.

3. Everyone can join a Life Group

Our hope is for every person at Passion to be connected in meaningful community through a Life Group. With so many groups to choose from, we are confident there is a group that is a great fit for you. You can search groups by topic, location, day, and time in our online Small Groups directory at passionqc.church/groups Once you find a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders to learn more and make plans to check them out in person.

4. Anyone can host a group.

We believe hosting a group is simple because we all have something to offer others. Whether it’s something you are passionate about, an experience you’ve had that can help others, or an area in which you are looking to grow, hosting a group is a great way to bring people together in meaningful community.

To learn more about becoming a Life Group leader, attend Life Group Leadership Training. Even if you’re not sure if you’re ready to host a group, we invite you to come to a training.

3. Identify Purpose

Passion Next Steps exists to help you discover and develop your purpose and live the full life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of a two step process, which guides you through your journey to know God, find community, identify purpose, and serve to make a difference.

“Let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity.”

HEBREWS 6:1

 

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

JOHN 10:10

Passion Next Steps

1. StepONE – Become a member

Gain a basic introduction to the story, beliefs and structure of Passion Church, as well as a guide for how you can get connected and join the church. Step One takes place the first and third Sunday of every month.

2. StepTWO – Identify My Design

This class will help you discover how God uniquely created you. Through understanding your personality and spiritual gifts, you will be prepared to serve others in the way God designed. This is your opportunity to get connected to a ministry team at Passion Church. Based on your personality and spiritual gifts, you will be able to connect with a member of the team that best fits your design. Step Two takes place the second and fourth Sunday of every month. 

4. Make A Difference

All of us were created by God to make a difference in the world around us. God has a place for you where your unique abilities and passions can impact the lives of others. We believe your life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill your purpose.

 

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

EPHESIANS 2:10 

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me.”

ACTS 20:24

“Now God gives us many kinds of special abilities…and there are different kinds of service to God [ministry]…All of you together are the one Body of Christ and each of you is a separate and necessary part of it.”

1 CORINTHIANS 12:4–5, 27 TLB

At Passion Church

We believe there is no great divide between the “ministers” and the “congregation.” Everyone has something they can do to impact the lives of others in the Kingdom of God. From our perspective, every member of Passion is a minister, every person is gifted in some area, and every task is important. Discover what you do well, and take steps to use your gifts to make a difference.

 

You can start by joining the Dream Team at Step Two of Next Steps!

Passion Church Government

As you consider investing your heart, time, family, and finances into the life of a church, it is important for you to feel confident in church leadership. Our goal in sharing the details of Passion’s government is that you will understand that our church is structured to support the values of integrity, accountability, and spiritual authority.

Our church government is made up of two groups:

1. Lead by Pastors

The Lead Team team is led by Nate Schaefer. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.

2. Guided by Elders

Our Elders are four members of the congregation appointed by the Senior Pastor to oversee the finances, be the spiritual covering of the church, and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor regarding the major financial commitments and direction of the church.

Church Finances

“Every Sunday each of you make an offering and put it in safekeeping. Be as generous as you can. When I get there you’ll have it ready, and I won’t have to make a special appeal.”

1 CORINTHIANS 16:1–4 MSG

At Passion Church, we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard for tithing.

 

“Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.”

DEUTERONOMY 14:22–26

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

MALACHI 3:10

 

Giving is one of the central themes in the Bible. Jesus talked more about this subject than Heaven, Hell, or prayer. To understand what it means to be a Christ-follower, we must also understand what it means to be a giver.

 

1. Tithe

The tithe, or “first fruits” of our labor/income belong to God. We find this principle all through God’s Word. Tithing, giving God the first 10% of our income to the local church, is the primary, practical way we acknowledge that God is first (Proverbs 3:9–10).

 

2. Offerings

An offering is giving over and above the tithe. The Bible says that by giving generously, we are able to “take hold of the life that is truly life.” You aren’t really living unless you are freely giving (1 Timothy 6:18–19).

 

3. The Gift of Giving

The gift of giving is a spiritual gift that God gives to some people (Romans 12:8). It is a Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by giving of your material resources, far beyond the tithe, to further the work of God.

Many people love to give to God and as they do, they want to feel confident in the organization through which they give. At Passion, we want people to understand they are giving to God through the church, not to the church. As we openly share the honesty, integrity, and spiritual values that guide the financial practices of Passion, we believe people can focus on what God is calling them to give and trust that He is leading our church to steward it well.

 

The giving of tithes and offerings is worship to Jesus and an expression of the relationship between the individual giver and the Lord. That is why we don’t have people fill out pledge cards or make faith promises. Funds are not “income only,” they are worship and are not considered to be a business transaction but an expression of gratitude toward God.

Becoming a member

Passion Church Membership Covenant

Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and being in agreement with the values and ideas presented in Step One of Next Steps, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Passion Church family. In doing so, I make the following commitment to God and my fellow church members:

 

1. I will protect the unity of my church by:

  • Acting in love toward other members.
  • Refusing to gossip.
  • Following the leaders.

“So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together.”

ROMANS 14:19 PH

“Live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ toward each other.”

ROMANS 15:5 TLB

“Have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart.”

1 PETER 1:22 GNT

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs.”

EPHESIANS 4:29

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”

HEBREWS 13:17

 

2. I will share the responsibility of my church by:

  • Praying for its growth and health.
  • Inviting the unchurched to attend.
  • Warmly welcoming those who visit. 

“To the church…we always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.”

1 THESSALONIANS 1:1–2

“Go out into the country…and urge anyone you find to come in, so that the house will be full.”

LUKE 14:23 TLB

“So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.”

ROMANS 15:7 TLB

 

3. I will serve the ministry of my church by:

  • Discovering my gifts and talents.
  • Using my God-given gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Developing a servant’s heart.

“Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you.”

1 PETER 4:10 PH

“So Christ Himself gave…pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”

EPHESIANS 4:11–12

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… taking the form of a bondservant.”

PHILIPPIANS 2:4–5, 7 NKJV

 

4. I will support the testimony of my church by:

  • Attending church and Life Groups faithfully.
  • Living a Godly life.
  • Giving regularly. 

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

ACTS 2:42

“Let us not neglect our meeting together…but encourage one another.”

HEBREWS 10:25 NLT

“But whatever happens, make sure that your everyday life is worthy of the Gospel of Christ.”

PHILIPPIANS 1:27 PH

 

Membership at Passion is not about adding your name to a roster; it’s about connecting with the people and the vision of the church. We would love for you to be a part.

Next Steps

1. Join a Life Group.

Browse our online Life Groups directory at passionqc.church/groups. Once you find a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders to learn more and make plans to check them out in person.

 

2.  Finish stepTWO of Next Steps

  • Identify you design
  • Develop your leadership
  • Join the team

Identifying Your Design

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”

EPHESIANS 4:11–12 NLT

 

1. My Gifts

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”

ROMANS 12:6–8

 

 

2. My Passions

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.”

ROMANS 12:1 MSG

 

 

3. My Life Experience

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”

2 CORINTHIANS 1:3–4 NLT

 

 

Design Reveals Destiny

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

PSALM 139:13–14 NLT

1. Identify my gifts

2. Develop my gifts

3. Use my gifts

My purpose is to Serve God and Serve Others.

At this time please fill out the paper DISC Test!

Making the most of your personality

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.”

EPHESIANS 2:10 NASB

 

 

Every personality has strengths and challenges. The following will give you specific areas to focus on to help you work well with others.

 

“D” personalities are dominant, direct, task-oriented, decisive, organized, outgoing, and outspoken. As you embrace these strengths, also make sure to:

  • Listen attentively to others.
  • Support other team members.
  • Invest in personal relationships.
  • Balance controlling and domineering tendencies.
  • Value the opinions, feelings, and desires of others.

 

 

“I” personalities are influential, witty, easygoing, outgoing, and people-oriented. As you embrace these strengths, also make sure to:

  • Be aware of tasks that need to be accomplished.
  • Balance your emotions, words, and actions.
  • Remember to consider details and facts.
  • Slow down your pace for others when necessary.
  • Listen attentively to others instead of only talking.
  • Choose thoughtful decision-making over impulsive decision-making.

 

 

“S” personalities are steady, stable, analytical, introverted, and people-oriented. As you embrace these strengths, also make sure to:

  • Take initiative.
  • Practice flexibility.
  • Approach confrontation constructively.
  • Be direct in your interactions when necessary.
  • Realize change can be healthy, and be willing to adapt.
  • Consider the overall goals of your family or group, not just specific processes or procedures.

 

 

“C” personalities are compliant, competent, task-oriented, goal-oriented, and introverted. As you embrace these strengths, also make sure to:

  • Be decisive when necessary.
  • Cultivate personal relationships.
  • Be open to others’ ideas and methods.
  • Balance your focus between facts and people.
  • Focus on doing the right things, not just doing things right.
  • Help others accomplish their goals.

Identifying your spiritual gifts

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”

JOHN 14:12

At this time please fill out the spiritual gifts test.

Developing your leadership

“God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

1 PETER 4:10 NLT

Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less. It is about influencing others in a worthwhile cause. It is not dependent on titles or positions. It is dependent on people discovering their gifts and passions and then using them to make a difference in the lives of others.

 

 

What stands in the way?

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ And God said, ‘I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.’”

EXODUS 3:11–12

1. “Who am I?” Insecurity 

2. “What if they?” Fear 

3. “I never have.” Inadequacy 

4. “Use someone else.” Reluctance 

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

1 PETER 2:9 NKJV

 

 

Qualities of a leader

“It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”

DANIEL 6:1–3

 

1. We Love God 

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

ACTS 4:13

Develope your closeness with God 

Develop your character 

Develop your calling 

2. We Love People

“Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’”

MARK 10:42–45

Be a servant 

Be a team player 

Be real 

3. We pursue excellence 

“People were overwhelmed with amazement. ‘He has done everything well,’ they said.”

MARK 7:37

Do things with excellence 

Do them befor your asked 

Do more than is expected 

4. We choose Joy 

“…sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”

2 CORINTHIANS 6:10

Be enjoyable 

Be positive 

Be loyal 

Next Steps

1. Complete the Dream Team Application.

At Step Two, complete the Dream Team application and submit it to a ministry leader during your orientation session.

 

2. Connect with a Dream Team Leader.

Participate in a one-on-one conversation with one of our team members at your orientation session to make a personal connection to the team.

 

3. Serve others.

Get trained and equipped to fulfill your purpose by serving on the Dream Team!

 

 

 

Dream Team Declaration

Because God has called me to serve my generation, I will value worship over wealth, “we” over “me,” character over comfort, service over status, and God’s purposes over possessions, positions, popularity, and pleasure. To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say: However, whenever, wherever, and whatever you ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever you lead and whatever the cost, I’m ready anytime, anywhere. I want to be used by You in such a way that on that final day, I’ll hear You say, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Come on in, and let the eternal party begin!”

Dream Team Honor Code

 As an essential part of the Passion Church QC Dream Team Family, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit mature Christian behavior. This should be the heart of your desire to serve in a volunteer position here at Passion Church QC.

While serving the Body of Christ as a Dream Team Member at Passion Church, you pledge to present a good appearance at all times. In both attire and behavior, you should strive to demonstrate Biblical standards in all situations.

As Christians, the way we present ourselves can influence the way others perceive Christ. Our conduct should never be an embarrassment to Christ, but should exemplify the best qualities of a mature believer and servant-leader.

Exemplifying the highest moral commitment, Passion Church Dream Teamers are to maintain a disciplined life of Bible reading, prayer, and fasting. You must also refrain from such things as:

  • Profanity
  • Gambling
  • Indulging in too much wine or other alcoholic beverages (to the point of drunkenness)
  • Dishonest gain
  • Illicit drugs
  • Pornography
  • Sexual immorality, and all behaviors which might cause Christ to grieve and others to stumble

By providing an example in speech and action, we encourage others to grow in Christ and become servant-leaders themselves. This is a way of life measured by the heart and commitment of each Dream Team Member in the Passion Church family. We should regard it as an essential part of our development, not as an imposition or restriction.

Having read the Passion Dream Team Honor Code, I commit today to live by the standards expected of a volunteer at Passion.

Make a Difference

1. I want to make a difference.

“[God] saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all His idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it.”

2 TIMOTHY 1:9 MSG

 

2. Doing something that makes a difference.

“Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.”

1 CORINTHIANS 3:12–15

 

3. With people who want to make a difference.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.”

ECCLESIASTES 4:9

 

 

To begin serving:

  1. Attend an orientation session in the ministry of your choice to learn how to get involved.
  2. Complete the Dream Team Application.
  3. Participate in a one-on-one conversation with one of our team members at your orientation session to make a personal connection to the team.
  4. Submit your application at the welcome center.

Congratulations

  • You finished Next Steps!!! 100% 100%

1. You now have the tools you need to take your next steps on your journey to know God, find community, identify your purpose, to serve and make a difference. As you connect with community in Life Groups and impact the lives of others by serving in your area of gifting, you will see your relationship with God grow and change in amazing ways. We are excited for all that God is about to do in you through you!

 

2. You will be contacted by a team leader soon with your next steps to begin serving with your team.

Statement of Faith

Holy Bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26

Trinity

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.

1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5

Virgin Birth

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.

Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35

Redemption

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21

Regeneration

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5

Salvation

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22

Repentance

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9

Sanctification

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11

Jesus’ Blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.

1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29

Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.

John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.

Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23

Sacraments

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48

The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.

Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.

Matthew 19:4-6

Healing of the Sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29

God’s Will for Provision

It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in all areas of life. Because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth, but that fact should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.

  • Spiritual: John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
  • Mental and Emotional: 2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
  • Physical: Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
  • Financial: Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19

Resurrection

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21

Heaven

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4

Hell

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.

Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8

Second Coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7

Dream Team Descriptions

Team Admin

Our team uses our gift of administration to support Passion teams by using computer skills, data entry, and attention to details.

Age: 18+, Background check

 

Team Outreach

Our team plans and leads any of our various outrach events.

Background check

 

Dream Team Host Team

Our team hosts our Dream Team members in Dream Team Central by providing food and encouragement during services/meetings and special events.

 

Team Facility

Events

Our team serves at church-wide events by setting up decorations and facilitating meals and snacks.

Clean/Maintain

Our team serves throughout the week making sure the church is cleaned and in working order for services and weekly use.

Build

Our team handles various building projects for services, outreaches, etc.

 

Team Welcome

Greeting/Set Up

Our team makes sure welcome center is set up appropriately, welcomes people to Passion at the front doors and hands out worship guides at the entrance to the auditorium

Usher Team

Our team facilitates the offering, and helps maintain a distraction-free service environment.

Team Cafe

Our team sets up coffee and donuts and serves people as they come into the cafe.

 

Team Next Gen.

Passion Kids (0-2 and 3-5 yrs)

Our team ministers to children through Bible stories, worship, prayer, hands-on activities and personal interactions.

Background check

Passion Kids (6-10 yrs)

Our team invests in the lives of children through worship, Biblical teaching, videos, Small Groups, and games.

Background check

Kids Check-In/Security Team

Our team facilitates the check-in process in Passion Kids to ensure children are cared for effectively and efficiently.

Age: 18+, Background check

Passion YTH

Our team helps students get connected to our Passion YTH ministry through Life Groups, retreats,  and conferences.

Background check

 

Team Pray

Our team provides prayer covering for services, teams and ministries at Passion.

 

Team Creative

Production

Our team assists in the production of the overall worship experience, using lights, cameras, and other visual elements.

Passion Praise

Our team facilitates a powerful worship experience through vocals, instruments, and audio engineering.

 

JV Dream Team

Our team is made up of 6th-12th graders who serve in our Passion Church

 

Life Group Leaders

We are trained to facilitate Life Groups and equipped to build relationships while helping group members discover their next steps.

Background check

ABUSE POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I understand that Passion Church QC is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and that Passion complies with all Federal and State laws regarding reporting suspected child abuse. As a Life Group Leader, I understand that suspected abuse is to be reported to the staff member who oversees the area in which I serve. I also understand the 4 types of abuse defined below:

Physical: A physical act directed at a child or vulnerable adult that causes injury;

Sexual: Contact or interactions between a child and an adult, or another child, when the child is being used for sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or another person. This includes exploitation through photographs, videos, or other communication methods;

Emotional: Acts or omissions by the parent or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or mental disorders;

Neglect: Failure to provide for the child or vulnerable adult’s basic needs. This includes adequate adult supervision, medical attention, housing, food, and clothing. Most cases of physical neglect involve inadequate adult supervision that has caused harm to the child or vulnerable adult, or places them in danger of such harm.

I understand it is not my responsibility to investigate and in no instance will I confront a parent or care giver if abuse is suspected. As a Life Group Leader, I agree to comply with this policy and report any suspected abuse to the staff person who oversees the area in which I serve.

HELPFUL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

At Passion Church we believe ministering through the Word of God is the most powerful way to care for people. As you pray over a Life Group member, try inserting that member’s name in the Scripture to make it more personalized.

As a leader, we encourage you to find and memorize at least three Scriptures, which will equip you when you are walking someone through a tough situation, as well as give you strength as a leader throughout the semester.

Here is a list of powerful Scriptures that you can apply to any situation:

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

MARK 12:30-31 NKJV

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13 NKJV

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

PROVERBS 3:5-6

My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

ISAIAH 55:8-9 NLT

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 JOHN 5:14-15

No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

ISAIAH 54:17 NKJV

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

EPHESIANS 6:10-28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

ROMANS 8:28 ESV

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago

EPHESIANS 2:10 NLT

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

JEREMIAH 29:11

You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

MATTHEW 5:14-16

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 8:39 NLT

Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never, never fail you nor forsake you.” That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper, and I am not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me.”

HEBREWS 13:5-6 TLB

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

ISAIAH 41:10 NLT

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

JAMES 1:2-4

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

ROMANS 10:17 ESV

One day the apostles said to the Lord, “We need more faith; tell us how to get it.” “If your faith were only the size of a mustard seed,” Jesus answered, “it would be large enough to uproot that mulberry tree over there and send it hurtling into the sea! Your command would bring immediate results!”

LUKE 17:5-6 TLB

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

HEBREWS 11:1

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

JAMES 1:5

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

PROVERBS 11:14 ESV

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

ROMANS 8:1-2 NLT

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

ISAIAH 1:18

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-14