Category: Missional

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Live Dead

Today’s post is from a missionary guest I’ve invited to share on living beyond ourselevs to wholehearted devotion to Christ: “Send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any tie, but the ties that bind me to your service and to your heart.” “The missionary heart: Care ...

Spiritual Formation at Faith: Embracing Environments for Transformation

As the pastor of spiritual formation at Faith TriCities, I was tasked to develop a ministry strategy for a spiritual formation/discipleship process. This was not an easy thing! It forced me to look carefully at spiritual reality (not how we think it should be) and the context of church life. One thing I understood from ...

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Embodying our Faith

“The spiritual life if first of all a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied. It is to be lived.” Thomas Merton I often remind the groups of women I mentor that the strength of our group and the basis of our own transformation is in living out our faith. Our ...

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A Missional Mindset

In thinking about the mission of God, we most often ask ourselves the question, “I wonder what kind of mission God has for me.  I think a more missional mindset would ask this question instead, “What kind of ME does God want for HIS mission.” This perspective on how we live our lives changes everything, ...

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For the Sake of Others

We close out our Intentional Series with the reminder, lest we ever forget, our transformation into the character of Christ…is for the sake of others. As we grow through transforming grace into conformity to Christ we become like him…whose life was given unconditionally for others, whose heart was given over to compassion for the poor ...

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Missional Discipleship

We wrap up our “Intentional” series this Sunday with Missional Discipleship. After that we will unveil our “Intentional Journey” which put it all together and will become a “map” to our spiritual growth at Faith.  For today, however, here is a sample of what’s to come on Sunday. For all of our discipleship in Christ…experiencing ...