Category Archives: Church

As Summer Approaches: A Faith on Fire and Keeping Your Cool

First Cov'er, Melissa Falde, squeezes every ounce out of the summer season. But does soaking up the sun have an impact on taking our eyes off of the Son? Read on for ways to be purposeful in our priorities as the weather heats up and routines cool down.  Bibles and Barbeques With winter in our…
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Focus on Life: Immigration

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Vitality: April 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Vitality: March 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Vitality: February 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Focus on Life: Human Trafficking

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Vitality: January 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Vitality: December 2018 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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When Scripture Speaks: A FirstCov’er Story

If you have read a verse or two in the Bible and have come back to it again, only to find that it speaks to you in an entirely different way, you are not alone. FirstCov'er Jeff Carow writes on how a very important section of Scripture looked differently to him recently. Eyes to See…
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Vitality: November 2018 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on Global Perspective and Engagement. Learn more below. The Service of Consecration has marked our covenant together to continue the journey of becoming a Healthy Missional Church that is in front of us. This month, let us continue to bathe the Vitality Process in prayer. Global Perspective and Engagement means: We…
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