Discipleship is being called to walk with Christ, equipped to live like Christ, and sent by Christ to love and serve others in the world! Pastor Michael Foss has suggested that there are six marks of discipleship that become a part of the life of someone who is following Jesus. The marks are: Prayer, Worship, Scripture, Service, Relationships, and Giving. By helping people develop these areas of their lives, we help people to grow in their relationship with God and their discipleship in the world.
Growing in these six areas allows us to live out the mission we set forth for ourselves in our mission statement and to live whole, healthy lives in the sight of God.
Six Essential Tools For Your Faith Toolbox:
- Worship Every Week! We offer regular worship experiences every weekend with special services during Advent, Lent and Pentecost. There are also other special worship opportunities such as healing and prayer services. These experiences are centered on God's Word, given to us through the Bible and in the bread and wine of Communion.
- Pray Daily. There are a variety of prayer possibilities! Table prayer before eating is the most common form of prayer. Prayers such as "Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let all these gifts to us be blessed. Blessed be God, who is our Bread. May all the world be clothed and fed. Amen." The Lord's Prayer is another often-used prayer. Informal conversational prayer may include giving thanks, asking for help and praising God.
- Serve faithfully. Find a ministry (such as being a greeter or singing in the choir, helping with fellowship or youth ministry, hosting a Bible study or a book club) and become involved in your congregation and in our outreach mission in our community. Just ask us for ways to serve!
- Grow in your faith and understanding of God. Nurture the gift of faith within you. Attend a Bible study (Mary Martha, Ruth Eve, Men’s group) or other educational or nurturing experience to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Relationships matter. We believe that God has modeled relationship for us in the Holy Trinity. We believe that being a part of a faith community allows us to glimpse what God intends for us. We encourage each other and support each other. We celebrate our joys together and we worship and serve as the most central way of being in community, together.
- Generosity. A life of generosity means living with an open hand, ready to give but also to receive. Generosity looks like many things, and people measure that in different ways. Most people associate it with giving to support something. There are many great ways to put your dollars to work to change the world. We ask people to make an intentional financial commitment to grow God's kingdom through Faith Lutheran Church ministries. We emphasize percentage giving with the tithe (10%) being our Biblical example, but we recognize that giving is a journey of growth. Not everyone will begin with a tithe. Consider growing your giving by 1% each year until you reach a tithe.
New Member Classes!
Here at Faith Lutheran, we want to make sure we have new member classes quarterly, to accommodate families feeling the need to become a part of Faith Lutheran.! We do not consider others as visitors or guests, we feel the need to make it more personal here and enjoy calling everyone our Faith family and friends!
New Members Classes are located in the Narthex and you will be provided with a bag of informative papers and a couple small gifts! Stay tuned to our website and blog for our next member class..
At Faith Lutheran, we are dedicated in giving all the children that attend a wonderful day with worship, activities and more! We have a Church Nursery that is open from 9:45 to 12:45 which covers both worship services we have here at Faith! This gives parents a sense of comfort and security knowing their child is being taken care of by a certified CPR and First Aid Nursery Worker. There is also lessons and of course play time which all the children love!