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  1. AS WE GATHER Please write down your definitions for the following: Christian Education Faith Formation Discipleship

  2. FAITH FORMATION An engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of congregational and daily life. From UCC website

  3. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Christian Education involves those tasks and expressions of ministry that enable people (1) go learn the Christian story, both ancient and present; (2) to develop the skills they need to act out their faith; (3) to reflect on that story in order to live self-aware to its truth; and (4) to nurture the sensitivities they need to live together as a covenant community. Quote from Daniel Aleshire in “Basics of Christian Education:”

  4. DISCIPLESHIP The Greek means”learner-follower.” Discipleship is all about living a life connected to God through Christ and to all of God’s children. From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”

  5. DIVIDE INTO 3 GROUPS MATTHEW 28:18-20 ACTS 1:1-11 ACTS 2:42-47 What does your passage say about discipleship? From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”

  6. DISCIPLESHIP UP – CULTIVATING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IN – GROWING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST OUT – FOLLOWING CHRIST IN MISSION From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”

  7. LITANY LEADER: UP All: We study Scripture and issues of Christian faith and life. We come to know God through Jesus Christ as he is known in Scripture. We strive to live in sync with the rhythm of God by listening, speaking, getting in tune, and giving up control. From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”

  8. LITANY LEADER: IN All: We take part in the common life and worship of a congregation. We life one another up in prayer, mutual concern, and active support. We participate in governing responsibilities of the church. We welcome and include others in the community of faith. From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”

  9. LITANY LEADER: OUT All: We proclaim the good news in word and deed. We commit ourselves to live responsibly in the personal, family, vocational, political, cultural, and social relationships of life. From “ENGAGE: Discipleship”