Reading Plans

Our prayer is that the people of Antioch would know and love God through His word (UP arrow) pray for one another (IN Arrow), and pray for those who do not yet know Him (OUT Arrow).

“For Ezra set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel” (Ezra 7:10)

If you ever wanted to go back and reflect on something from a previous reading plan, you can find them all here.

He Reigns

The book of Revelation is a mysterious, apocalyptic, book which has often caused confusion and controversy. However, the great themes of this book are that King Jesus reigns on a throne, is coming soon and is making all things new. In the midst of volatile and confusing times, the certainty of our reigning and coming King will be our great anchor and hope.

Church Reset

There was a moment where John was in quarantine on the island of Patmos and his time there was interrupted by an encounter with Jesus. Jesus told John that He wanted to reset the values, the priorities and the very heartbeat of the local church.

Each week we will spend time in a letter to one of the churches. In our current season of quarantine, when our normal routines have been disrupted, let’s spend time in His Word and ask Him what else he would ask us to reset.

June 2020 – The Sermon on the Mount

As we continue our sermon series in James, we are going to be reading through the Sermon on the Mount. It shares many parallels with the book of James because it contains a lot of practical wisdom. In James, the wisdom comes from a faithful disciple but in the Sermon on the Mount it comes straight from the mouth of Jesus. We are praying that these teachings would challenge you, bless you and draw you closer to God as you read along with us this month.

May 2020 – Proverbs

As we begin our sermon series in James, we are going to be reading through Proverbs. Both are books seeking wisdom and containing many practical teaching elements. Our format is going to look a little different for this month. There are 31 days in May and 31 Proverbs, so you’ll be getting a “Proverb a day.” Rather than 31 different questions, we’ll have you ponder the same two questions each day. Our hope is that through these questions the Lord would reveal new wisdom to you and give you encouragement to live out your faith with boldness and joy.

He is Risen

We are going to spend the first part of April preparing our hearts for Easter by dwelling on texts from the Gospels and the Prophets that lead up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Our prayer is that your picture of Christ and the cross would grow a bit bigger and your gratitude for his sacrifice would grow as well.

Revive Us

“Revive us” is a heart-cry to the Lord for a renewed connection with Him. It is what happens when a follower of Jesus experiences a surge of Life and a church experiences an overflow of God’s presence into the community.

In this series we will learn about the heart conditions that God is looking for as He responds in revival. We will then ask the Lord to shape our hearts and to revive us again!

Foundations 2020

At Antioch, we have three foundational commitments that our entire ministry is built upon – UP, OUT, and IN. We have formed these commitments from the original church of Antioch in Acts 11 and 13. They exemplified these commitments in such a way that their city, their region and the entire world has never been the same. We want no less than that for our church! We will spend this month revisiting each of these values and re-committing to live by them.

Advent 2019

Throughout the course of Church history, Christians have commonly looked to four themes during Advent – Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. This Christmas Season, we will be diving deep into each theme and considering how the birth of Christ creates the way to live all of life with the themes of Advent.

Spirit and Truth image on Antioch in the Countryside YMCA website

Spirit and Truth

Jesus was once sitting by the side of a well and having a conversation with a woman. She asked a question about worship and he responded that there will be a day when, “The true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.” We want to be the kind of church that says, “That day is now and we will be a church of true worshippers!” We believe that we are called to be anchored in the authority of God’s Word and simultaneously, pursuing the fullness of God’s Spirit. This fall, we will engage in a teaching series where we study the Spirit of God through the Word of God, continually asking Him to make us into the kind of worshippers that He is seeking!

The New Testament

This summer we will be reading through the New Testament beginning in Acts in May and going through Revelation. We have spent many months in the Gospel of Luke and learning more about the person, parables, and passion of Jesus. Now we will spend time diving into the ministry that followed His death and resurrection.