Faith Foundations is a series of small group experiences designed to help you grow closer to God and to one another. We believe all of our members and friends can benefit from this experience, so we are offering several Faith Foundations groups this fall.
The first step on this discipleship journey is Faith Foundations 1: Intro to Discipleship. (Many of you completed this step last fall). In this group, we consider the questions Christians ask today about believing, belonging, and living our faith in everyday life. We’ll discuss what it means to be a follower of Jesus, how scripture can shape our lives, the power of prayer and other Christian practices, and who we are as part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). FF1 will be offered on Wednesday evenings beginning September 14.
Once you have completed FF1: Intro to Discipleship, the next step is Faith Foundations 2: Releasing Your Gifts. In this group, we reflect upon our lives’ direction, purpose, and meaning. Each person has a unique story to tell and an essential contribution to make in daily life. Through inventories, story-telling, and other exercises, we will clarify the gifts we are already exercising in our lives as well as the hidden gifts still waiting to be released. FF2 will be offered again in Spring 2017.
The next step is Faith Foundations 3: Joyful Generosity. In this group, we will explore what it means to give of our essence, not just our excess. We’ve all heard that we are supposed to give ten percent of our income, and to save ten percent, but what do we do with the other eighty percent? Perhaps we can begin to see all that we have as God’s gracious gift, and live our whole lives responding out of love, joy, and abundance. FF3 will be offered on Wednesday mornings and evenings beginning September 14, and on Sunday evenings beginning September 18.
Finally, in Faith Foundations 4: Sharing Your Faith, we will learn about our role in Jesus’ mission to make disciples. The idea of talking about God and your faith is intimidating for many of us, but all we are really asked to do is share what we love with the people we care about. This is a great opportunity to hear others tell the story of what God is doing in their lives, and to tell your own story in a safe and supportive environment. FF4 will be offered beginning in Spring 2017.
REGISTER NOW FOR FALL GROUPS
Faith Foundations Groups begin September 14, and continue through October 23. Childcare is available on Wednesday evenings.