Now that you’ve seen one of the teasers about the Life of Faith Initiative, you’re likely looking to see what this might mean for you and/or your congregation. You’re in the right place!
The purpose of the Life of Faith initiative is to stir up a culture change that frees us to make the service by the baptized in the arenas of daily life the central focus of the church’s mission.
The Life of Faith Initiative is a true grass roots effort. This is not a program. It’s not a five week emphasis. It’s a different way of looking at who and what we are as church, that is, as God’s people, claimed and called to be God’s hands, feet, and voice in the activities and relationships of our everyday lives.
Each expression of the church is encouraged to develop approaches and resources in order to make the Life of Faith Initiative a vital part of its reason for existence. This site and our Facebook group are ways that those who join this grassroots effort can support and inspire each other.
The vision—watch our introductory video
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Download this What’s Next? document to get a handle on what steps you can take today.
Download a Primer (in PDF) that contains all of this information. It’s printable, or it can be downloaded and attached to an email so that you can share the Initiative’s purpose with others.
Download a flyer (in PDF) that is a condensed version designed to be shared with others. If you would like to print this flyer download this version. (Print this image on both sides of 8.5×11″ paper, then cut in half to make a double-sided, 8.5×5.5″ flyer.)
Download a Universal Priesthood: Keeping the Unfulfilled Promise — Theological Grounding for the Life of Faith Initiative by Craig Nessan.
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Take a look around
To take this further, look around our website using the tabs at the top of the page. Take a look at the Life of Faith Initiative on Facebook. When you get there, click “Join” (at the bottom of the banner picture) to engage others in conversation and to stay informed about new developments.