A renewed congregation is a congregation of renewed people. Changing structures and programs is a waste of time if the life of each of us, individually, is not also being revitalised by the Spirit’s work. Renewing the church and renewing individuals go hand in hand. Are you ready for the challenge?
Journey with us on a five-week season of renewing local mission in your congregation, school or community setting.
RENEW Mission Life is a five-week season of renewing local mission.
The big idea for the series is: Mission life flows out of who God is and who we are becoming.
An explanation of the big idea is:
A missional life participates in the shared life of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As a consequence, we are transformed to be a community where God's love comes to life. The same love that transforms us is drawing our families, neighbours and friends into new life in Christ; thus we are compelled to include and invite all people to belong to God's family.
The purpose of the series is: To help people grow in their understanding and participation in the mission of God in the world.
The sermons and Bible study series are entitled, Where Love Comes to Life.
- Sermon series PDF or Word
- Sermon PowerPoint slides
- Bible study series Where Love Comes to Life
- Devotions Missional Leadership – a series of ten devotions for leaders that could be used at your normal scheduled meetings (eg church council)
- Promotional tools
Videos Prequel (22MB), Part 1 (43MB), Part 2 (45MB), Part 3 (69MB)
And then ... the next step!
- RENEW Love. Life Communities Bible study series – an eight-week Bible study designed to form missional communities in your congregation. All the information you need is in the next section.
Love. Life Communities are a new kind of small group in your congregation doing evangelism in the local community, schools and other places.
The final resource for RENEW Mission Life is the Love. Life Communities eight-week Bible study designed to form mission communities in your congregation. A mission community (or what we are calling Love. Life Communities) is different from a mission committee. A mission committee is designed to support missionaries (usually overseas) through raising awareness, prayer and financial support. On the other hand, a local congregational mission community is a mission team working in the local community and social networks to sow the gospel, reap the harvest and engage new converts in the initial stages of discipleship.
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