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.

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.

The Gospel of Luke

In this teaching series we will study the life and teachings of Jesus through the book of Luke. Luke will challenge us to not only hear the amazing stories and words of Jesus, but to truly allow our lives to be changed as we apply these truths to real life. We will seek to care about what Jesus cared about and to live like He lived. Thought the book of Luke, Jesus often invites people to follow Him. Join us as we become a church that boldly says “YES” to His invitation.

A Heart that Cries Out

The Psalms has served as a songbook for God’s people. King David wrote most of them. But, these Psalms are more than just poems written by a King…they are the heart-cries of God’s covenant people. They cry to Him for forgiveness and for help. Their cries are in praise and in lament. These words ask God to deal with His children mercifully and faithful. They beg God to grant them desire for Him and for His law…for God to be their satisfaction, confidence and portion. Ultimately, Jesus is God’s provision an deportation to the cries of His people. Join us this summer as we echo the Psalmist in crying out, “Whom have I in heaven but you?” (Psalm 73).