In this Christian Education series, we will explore the religious symbolism and themes in several Superhero movies and explore their connections to the Christian faith. We will seek to find ways in which the Church can use these hugely popular icons to lead people to explore their own faith, their own power to change the world, and God’s power over the evils of this world.
Our New Year's resolutions don't have to be for a whole year...why not try short-term goals setting. Check out how a 30-day commitment might be all that you need in order to do what you've always wanted to do. Take a picture every day, bike to work, write a novel, learn to play an instrument, practice a foreign language…no matter what our New Year's resolution might be, we can grow into a stronger version of ourselves in just 30 days!
It's our final week for exploring the qualities of an Intentionally-Focused Faith. This week we look at the importance of Empathy. If we all could simply step back and approach our differences with curiosity, rather than judgment, we might be able to connect to the emotions behind words or actions with which we disagree. Join us as we challenge ourselves to reflect on the empathy we have for ourselves, and how self-empathy can open us more fully to develop empathy for others. Dig into the Scripture readings, ponder the guiding questions, watch the video, and check out the additional resources, as we discover why Empathy might just be the key to an Intentionally-Focused Faith!
What does it mean to take the initiative in our faith? How can we express our faith in more creative ways? How does having a curious faith lead to a deeper understanding of God? This week you're invited to explore these questions and more, as we look at the next three qualities of an Intentionally-Focused Faith.
This week, we explore the strength of a resilient faith, deeply rooted and standing firm. We contrast that strength with a faith that is adaptable and willing to be transformed by the Spirit. Finally, we examine our role as members of a faith community, as we seek to be dependable, someone in whom others can have faith.
We continue journeying this Wednesday after the Midweek Worship through the qualities that characterize an Intentionally-Focused Faith. The Scripture readings, guiding questions, video, and additional resources are essential for exploration of our individual faith lives and our role in the ministry of our faith community. They allow us to prepare so that we can confidently share and humbly discuss our thoughts and feelings during our time together.