We are excited to announce that on Saturday, September 11, 2021, the author of Joining Jesus on His Mission, Rev. Greg Finke, will provide a churchwide learning opportunity to dive deeper into the concepts recently introduced at NewLife.
The learning opportunity will take place from 9 am – 12 pm (noon) at NewLife. Childcare will be available and breakfast snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here. We are encouraging everyone to attend this wonderful opportunity!
On Sunday, September 12th, we encourage you to return to NewLife as Rev. Greg Finke will be leading worship at both our 9:00 and 10:30 AM services.
At the end of our series, the people at NewLife were encouraged to engage in something missional in their community. Through the use of “Party Pails”, an opportunity was provided for people to engage in their neighborhoods no matter how big or small. The details are yours to plan, but most importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate and share where we see Jesus show up in those opportunities. We’d love to hear about your Party Pail experience!
“Jesus is up to something.” This is a phrase that can be heard around our NewLife community and it shouldn’t surprise us. As a body of believers, we’ve been trying to follow Jesus more intentionally, even during a pandemic, and Jesus has been showing up faithfully.
From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He invited disciples to follow Him and then led them into the lives of real people who received His grace and promises in tangible ways.
Jesus is doing the same with us. He invites us to follow Him, marks us with His name in baptism, and leads us into the lives of real people. And those people have names, stories, joys, heartaches, etc. He loves them and invites you to follow Him into their stories.
But how do we do that? What does it look like? Whose story should I be seeking? What if someone rejects me? In April, NewLife went through a six-week series entitled, Joining Jesus on His Mission, that helped us lean into those questions and more. We learned practical ways that help us recognize and respond to what Jesus is already doing around us. We’re learning that joining Jesus on His mission is much easier than we think.
There are several ways to engage in our Joining Jesus series.
1) Read the book: Joining Jesus on His Mission
This book, written by Rev. Greg Finke, will help you understand the mission of God in a way that makes joining Jesus on his mission more achievable…and exciting! To get a copy in your hands, please contact the church office.
If you’d like to cover the cost of this book ($10) for yourself or others with a financial gift, please click here.
2) Read the Gospel of Luke
The better we know Jesus’ story, the easier it is to see him active in our lives. Remember the promise of Easter: “He’s going ahead of you…” Now, Luke’s Gospel will help us see Jesus even more clearly.
3) Worship Handouts
A weekly worship handout is available to guide you through this series. This includes a weekly reading guide from both the Joining Jesus book and the Gospel of Luke, a weekly prayer, discussion questions, and more. Click below to access the weekly worship handouts.
4) Core Connection
Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to take a missional next step into everyday life. Our Director of Discipleship & Outreach, Sam Orozco, helps us deepen our Joining Jesus journey as he meets up with different NewLife families in their neighborhood to see what Jesus is up to.
Click below to watch the entire series from this Joining Jesus edition of Core Connection.
So, what are you up to Jesus?