Entries by Living Faith Ministry

Advent Church Decorating

Please bring your family and gather together with our church family as we decorate our sanctuary for Christmas on Sunday evening, November 29th at 6:00 pm. We will trim the two Christmas trees that have become our tradition, the Chrismon tree and our Living Faith ornaments tree. Materials will also be available to make family […]

Week Six|Tuesday

Personality As we have moved though these last five weeks we have begun to get a collective vision of what Living Faith is all about. We have prayed about and listened to one another as we have explored our purpose, calling, context, and giftedness. I hope you have begun to feel a sense on anticipation […]

Week Six|Monday

Read Acts 15:36-41. Follow the process of Sacred Scripture Reading as described before. (Instructions are here.) Journal about your reflections. What is your first reaction to the text? What stuck out to you? What does this text teach us about group dynamics? What does it teach us about identifying our role within a group dynamic? […]

Week Five|Friday

If you have  not already completed Thursday’s exercise, focus on that today. This is very important. If you have already completed Thursday’s exercise then read Acts 9:1-20. Follow the process of Sacred Scripture Reading as described before. (Instructions are here.) Journal about your reflections.  

Week Five|Thursday

Dream of Your Ideal Church Start: Bringing Together the Dreams Throughout the Awake season we have been working on an on-going exercise of imagining starting a new church. You have been asked to dream about the why, where, who, how, and resources and support for this imagined church start. Today, take out your plan and […]

Week Five|Wednesday

Investigate CBF New Church Start Models There are different approaches to being a congregation in the 21st century. There is no one “right way.” Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has supported and encouraged several approaches in its church starting efforts and will continue to do so in the future. Each new church is situational, contextual, and organic, […]

Week Five|Tuesday

Go here to take the Vision Matrix. This is an exercise in describing the culture of our church. When taking the assessment, don’t over think it. Simply pick the word in each row that best fits our categorization the best. Keep a tally for each row and at the end count up whether you have […]

Week Five|Monday

Read Luke 6:12-13. Follow the process of Sacred Scripture Reading as described before. (Instructions are here.) The context of the text is Jesus drawing away to be formed by God to do something significant. Write down your immediate reactions to the text, as well as how this text relates to the current chapter of your […]