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  • News
    Time and place info here Listen to a sermon here

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  • Session 1: Begin
    culture that is different than the culture of the world we are living counterculture 4 This series helps us think about what it means to live as a culture within a culture sometimes a counterculture within a culture In particular it is talking about being counterculture through love and good deeds what they call being counterculture for the greater good a What is culture b What is Jesus culture c What is counterculture d What are some examples of countercultures in history e What does it mean to be counterculture for the common good PROCESS 1 Examples of our experiences and expressions of culture in everyday life and of counterculture 2 What are examples of Jesus culture that is counterculture 3 Who are counterculture role models for you 4 Where are some personal pressure points between your faith and your culture LEARNING 1 Read 1 Peter 2 9 17 2 How does Peter describe the Church What makes this different than other institutions and organizations 3 Why Royal Priesthood What does it suggest about the mission of the Church 4 How should Christian live According to Peter 5 What is the point of doing good deeds 6 What does Peter

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  • Session 2: Dwell
    paintings c How did moving to NY City allow him to be flesh and blood ministry to artists d How does he use his studio for ministry CONTENT 1 What risks exist in moving to a new neighbourhood 2 How did being in NY City after Sep 11 make a difference to Mako 3 What impressions of God do you get from Mako s paintings 4 Mako says crushing pigments is for him a metaphor for God s redemption Do you connect to this image LEARNING 1 Read John 1 1 4 14 Philippians 2 5 8 Hebrews 2 14 18 2 How does each passage describe incarnation What similarities What are significant differences 3 What does each passage say is the reason Jesus became human 4 Why do the Philippians and Hebrews passage say Christ s death is an integral part of Jesus incarnation 5 Of all the ways God could have used to show his love and redeem his creation why do you think he chose this way PROCESS 1 How is Mako s move to NY City incarnational How is it different 2 In what ways Mako shared in the suffering of his artist community before and after 9 11 3 In what ways Mako experienced a death by moving to NY City 4 In what ways Mako s ministry is redemptive in NY City APPLICATION 1 What are some ways Faithwerks can move in to the Oakridge Westside community 2 What are some sufferings in our city 3 What sub groups to we think God is wanting our help moving into 4 What are risks and costs to us as we move in 5 How may we be called to die if we moved in 6 Are there models for us around the city 7 What

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  • Session 3 Unite
    on the congregation s strengths LEARNING 20 min 1 Read Luke 10 1 9 Why did Jesus send people out 2 by 2 2 What other New Testament examples suggest that serving together is the norm 3 What is the nature of the disciples ministry see also Luke 10 17 20 4 What aspects of Jesus command is surprising PROCESS 1 How are the children benefiting from the families serving together 2 Connie Sabo says she couldn t serve if God had not equipped her How are we equipped for service 3 How are the Sabos and Sawyers experiencing Luke 10 17 What is the joy of ministry for them APPLICATION 6 8 min 1 What are other reasons for us to serve together besides those in Luke 10 2 What are the risks problems from serving together 3 Jesus knows when we serve together there will be disagreements irritations personality clashes even arguments Can these be positive than negative experiences 4 What risk would you take to change your lifestyle in order to serve more effectively and faithfully with each other 5 What are some ministries Faithwerks members are engaging in or are potentially equipped to engage in 6

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  • Session 4: Invest
    grace he experienced from Rudy Meaning discuss What do you think it means to the people in Pasadena that Rudy came back after Stanford What do you imagine are some of the obstacles for Rudy s work What might lead Rudy to focus on programs instead of individuals How would that be a mistake in Pasadena LEARNING 20 min 1 Read 2 Timothy 1 1 7 2 1 7 4 9 13 21a 2 What do these verses tell us about Timothy s relationship with Paul 3 What is Paul trying to accomplish with his investment in Timothy 4 What hints that Paul has been investing in Timothy for a long time 5 In what ways is Paul hoping Timothy would return the favour and minister to him PROCESS 1 How is Rudy following in Paul s ministry footsteps 2 How might Paul and Rudy measure their ministry success 3 What are the key characteristics of Paul and Rudy s one on one ministry APPLICATION 6 8 min 1 What are the advantages of program centered ministry 2 How do we prevent programs from swallowing up or overshadowing the people they are designed to help 3 What risks challenges and

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  • The Faithwerks Reading Room
    Recharging Installment 3 Physical Energy Installment 4 Emotional Energy Installment 5 Mental Energy Installment 6 Spiritual Energy Installment 7 Developing a Vision for Living Installment 8 Facing the Truth How Are You Managing Your Energy Now Installment 9 The Power

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  • Sabbath: Stopping to Live
    for their dads through imitation The Sabbath is an opportunity to imitate God in the way he takes time to appreciate his own handiwork just as we imitate his creativity and craft the rest of the week like good children We are children with a heavenly father creatures with a God In a properly ordered world children and creatures find their security and livelihood from someone else not from their own industry and work ethic The Sabbath is an intentional re calibration of our centre on God as our source of security and livelihood And along the way we also re centre our souls on things that really matter our faith people we love play and leisure that keep us creative and human The Sabbath is the antidote to the pressures of a self made world which compels us to empire build hoard and trample for our own survival The Sabbath is also the way to safeguard from the tyrannical nature of work Ex slaves may be lured into thinking that hard work is the way to keep from becoming slaves again only to end up enslaving themselves Ex slaves having escaped the structure provided by the one holding they whip have a way of finding comfort in new slave masters The Sabbath is a weekly practice of personhood we do not live for work as slaves do And if we are prone to forget that on the weekdays the Sabbath is a day to correct the slave mindset But the Sabbath is not to be confused with a day off Rather it is a day on It is the day when we practice being fully alive in the life God created us to live enjoying the things God gives us for pleasure At the end of the Sabbath we re enter our work life allowing our Sabbatical mindset to overflow into the rest of our week Our work may wear us down But we know within six days there will be the opportunity again to re centre So goes the rhythm of life as a creature loved by God living outside of paradise And the Sabbath is not so much taking time off as it is honouring time Everyone gets the same time in a day and no one knows how much time they have left On the Sabbath we practice treating time as a gift we treasure rather than a commodity we exploit Unlike the Jewish Sabbath which is sundown Friday to sundown Saturday the Christian Sabbath can be any day that works for you It begins at bedtime and ends at bedtime one day later as a reminder that when wake up on Sabbath day the day is already half over that the world has gotten along just fine without us while we slept Four things we need for a Sabbatical strategy a plan and a place for prayer and play Besides not working the Sabbatical plan is your own personal declaration of independence If you feel

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