DiscoverWest Church Podcast | Mooresville, Lake Norman, NC | Relevant messages for today
West Church Podcast | Mooresville, Lake Norman, NC | Relevant messages for today
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West Church Podcast | Mooresville, Lake Norman, NC | Relevant messages for today

Author: Andrea Smith

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Welcome to West Church!A message from Rev. Dr. Andrea SmithWest is a group of people that worship together, online or at Lake Norman High School , Mooresville, NC when we aren’t in the middle of COVID-19).If you come to West on a Sunday morning, you’ll find folks dressed in shorts and tee shirts or athletic apparel, some coming straight from their soccer game. In winter, a pair of jeans and sweatshirt is common.At West, “all” means all people are welcome, and we actually live out that core value. West is an inclusive, safe community and we are not ashamed to say that.We believe in being real and relevant. We want to meet you where you are in your life. You’re not going to hear that there are absolutes — all questions and all pathways of exploration are welcome.We practice what we understand to be the Jesus way, which is radical love and acceptance. We encourage you to ask questions and wrestle with what we say on a Sunday morning.We don’t invest a lot of money in facilities. We worship at Lake Norman High School (on pause because of COVID) through an amazing partnership with Iredell School System and have a strong online community. By not having a dedicated building, we can invest our money in community missions.Major missions:Support a sister church and orphanage in UgandaOperate a food truck with two local African American churches that feeds 150-200 each Sunday.Produce an annual Back to School Bash, where 1,200 disadvantaged students receive shoes, clothing and supplies so they’re ready for success in school.Visit www.headingwest.org for more information and to receive a free gift.I would love to hear from you. I’d love to know what questions you have about West. Email me or text 704-928-6083.Rev. Dr. Andrea SmithPastor, West Churchandrea@headingwest.org
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Rev. Dr. Andrea SmithThanksgiving message for 2020.An attitude of Gratitude: Our spiritual lives resting at the kiddie table. A lifetime of Gratefulness! Move to the adult table where life can get messy and difficult.ACTION: Grow deeper in gratitude! Keep our eyes focused on God to move from an attitude of gratitude to a lifetime of gratefulness.Words to hold onto: The Lord is my Shepard and I shall not want. He makes me lay down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul. He leads me in the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me and for me in the presence of my enemies. We are not alone because your goodness and mercy follow us.
Rev. Angela Burris
Rev. Dr. Andrea Smith
Wisdom & KnowledgeWisdom is a gift to us from God that we can embrace and work on that makes our lives so much better. Definition of Wisdom: discernment, understanding, gaining understanding about something or skillful living.Wisdom gives us the information on how we can act or react. I Chronicles 1:7 What if we look at situations and ask, OK God what can I learn from this? How can I grow?Here are some principles we can apply to our lives to have wisdom...Choose Wisdom: approach with positivity When we trust our instinctsSet boundaries and be intentional about what we are seeking wisdom forSurround yourself with wisdomLearn from your mistakesWhat can I learn from this and how can I apply it to my lifeLearn from the mistakes of othersChoose it daily! It’s a conscious decision to not get caught up in the emotions of the moment. If we will be intentional about asking God how we can learn and grow. That’s how we gain wisdom and that’s how we gain life! 
Rev. Amy Coles
Rev. Dr. Andrea Smith10/18/20 Vision in place of convenience Faith & SciencePositive thoughts are like teflon, they don’t stick! We are hard wired to be attracted to negative thoughts that stick like velcro. Our journey is about becoming who we already are. Our brains latch onto negative thoughts more than anything. It’s a scientifically proven fact. Negativity is like velcro. It latches onto everything. 96% of the things we worry about never come true. We’ve got to change our mindset. Neuroscientists say there are ways that we can reprogram and rewire our brains called neuroplasticity. If we will choose not just daily but hourly to focus on the positive things we can change our very way of being. When we do that we are living into who we are created to be. Neuroscientists say that if we will hold onto a positive thought or positive feeling for 15 sec. It will take effect and affect our neurons firing in our brain.
State of the Church

State of the Church

2020-10-1101:03:29

Rev. Dr. Andrea Smith
Rev. Angela Burris
Rev. David Snipes
Voices In My Head: Joy

Voices In My Head: Joy

2020-08-0937:14

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