Come take part in the conversation as we continue our “One” series. Each week we are joined by a guest from another area church as we explore the faith we all share and our experience serving our communities. In today’s message, Pastor Matthew Laker of 6th Line Church shares from Galatians 5:22-23, his heart and his experiences about what it means to be one church in our local community, region and beyond.
Speaker: Matthew Laker
Church: 6th Line Church
Date: January 19, 2020
Matthew has been married for 17 years and He has four kids. He has been pastoring for 16 years and got his full time start at the Port Colborne Be in Christ Church. Since then he has worked with two other churches and currently is the Lead Pastor at Sixth Line Church in Stayner. He enjoys fishing, reading, science fiction, and chicken wings.
1. What has it been like to help lead the congregation through difficult times?
2. What is a current challenge that you’re facing as a congregation for which you would ask us to pray?
3. Where do you think the Church could grow or improve as it relates to how we interact with each other?
4. Where do you think the Church could grow or improve as it relates to how we engage with our communities around us?
1. We have decided to invite a pastor from a local congregation each week, to learn more about them and their congregation. What are some of the benefits of doing this?
2. What did you find meaningful about the interview with Matthew?
3. What was one thing you learned about the 6th Line congregation? What impression does it leave you with?
4. Paul asked Matthew about leading the congregation through some difficult years. What stood out to you in that part of the conversation?
5. They also discussed how to help people who are hurting or grieving because of some of the things that have happened to them in the congregation. How did that part of the conversation make you feel? What stood out?
6. Read Philippians 2:1-2. How might this series help us achieve what the Apostle Paul is encouraging the believers to be in this passage?
7. If you could have asked Matthew a question, what would you have asked him?
8. What is something you learned from Matthew in this conversation?