Your Identity is Your Anchor – Ministry Identity Discussion

February 5, 2023

Susanna and Kevin discuss how the call to ministry changes us: the way we view ourselves, our expectations, and how we relate to others. By definition, the call to ministry moors us in the values and will of the one who calls us.

In this 8 part series on “Your Identity is Your Anchor” we’ll discuss how every pastor and Christian leader will confront tough times. The best response is not just being skillful at handling pressure, but having a sound identity formed with intention over time. That’s where the power of Christian leadership and pastoral influence comes from.

Revolutionizing Worship Media: AI & Video Tech for Churches | Online Meetup (March 18, 2023)
Revolutionizing Worship Media: AI & Video Tech for Churches | Online Meetup (March 18, 2023)

Join Christopher Frazier and Pete Wilson from Purpose Church, CA as they explore the future of church media production in this insightful online meetup for worship leaders and media professionals in the Free Methodist Church. Discover how to harness the power of large-language AI for simple media tasks and learn how to implement cutting-edge video technology on your church stage.

In this session, you’ll gain insights into:

• Simplifying media production with AI
• Implementing new video technology in church settings
• Enhancing worship experiences through innovative tech

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and take your church’s worship experience to the next level!

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Generous Engagement – Centered ❯ Bounded
Generous Engagement – Centered ❯ Bounded

We like to say, “Holiness isn’t what you don’t do. It’s what you do instead.” There’s a big difference between living your life fixated on avoiding things “not of God” versus focusing on your true identity and what God has called you to be. It’s not easy to shift the tilt of your heart, but the payoff is freedom over legalism; love over fear.

Generous EngagementChristians are called to engagement with the world. That’s what we mean when we say we are “the hands and feet of Jesus,” bringing the Kingdom of God wherever we go. Unfortunately, we often choose to engage in ways that can feel more like a sales pitch than real concern for the world in which we live and participate.

Becoming generous in our engagement requires a mindset like that of Christ, where salvation isn’t giving up on the world but is instead redemption of God’s creation. “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,” wasn’t a platitude – it was the goal. Let’s consider what that looks like as we prepare ourselves for generous engagement.

Generous Engagement – Why Engage Discussion
Generous Engagement – Why Engage Discussion

Christians are called to engagement with the world. That’s what we mean when we say we are “the hands and feet of Jesus,” bringing the Kingdom of God wherever we go. Unfortunately, we often choose to engage in ways that can feel more like a sales pitch than real concern for the world in which we live and participate.

Kevin Mannoia and Susanna Fleming discuss why Christians need to rethink the way they engage with the world as they move from a dominant cultural position to one that competes in the broader marketplace of ideas.