Thursday Night Live
Thursdays at FPC are evenings of fellowship and discipleship.
Fall Session: September 14 - November 16
6:00pm Dinner ($5 per adult, Kids eat free—pay at the door)
6:45—8:30pm Classes, Groups and Activities
Childcare in the Nursery for birth - K; Kid's activities in the Quad for gradeschool age
The Third Way Discipleship Group
… a group exploring what it looks like to be the church in a post-Christian culture
The apostolic church (AD 40-90) and early Christian movement (AD 90-300) established a new way of living in the world based on the gospel. The early Christian movement was not as religiously pluralistic and syncretistic as Rome was (the “First Way”); neither was it as culturally and ethnically isolated as Judaism was (the “Second Way”). It embodied a “Third Way,” which proved to be highly effective in the ancient world. The newness of the Gospel—God’s saving work in and through his Son, Jesus Christ—launched a movement that Rome did not understand and would not accept.
In a post-Christian culture we are being invited to rediscover this way for the contemporary church. Are you interested in partnering with others to explore what a “Third Way” identity and ministry may look like today? How can we be different from and yet relevantly engaged with the culture? How do we keep from being isolated and yet not entirely assimilate the culture around us?
Each Thursday evening we will watch a 30-minute video with teaching by Jerry Sittser, Josh Leim, and other Whitworth partners. Then, we’ll discuss what we heard as we consider how to apply it in the context of FPC and Spokane. We will reflect on what we learn as well as find ways to apply the teachings in our daily life. Finally, we’ll practice living into a new rhythm of life by engaging in an assigned discipline each month.
This curriculum is provided by 2017 Academy of Christian Discipleship—The Calling Initiative, Whitworth University OCE
Interested but not available on Thursdays? Since this is a video series we have the option to form a group that engages in this conversation in another way. Let Brenda know you are interested.
They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.