Category Archives: Discipleship

Focus on Life: Abortion

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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Without Rival: A FirstCov’er Story

Being at the right place at the right time may happen on occasion for just about everyone. What about when the right place and time also reveals a message specifically meant for you to hear? Those rare God moments do happen and FirstCov'er Joy St. John shares her story about a recent experience where God…
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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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Focus on Life: Homelessness

Did you know that River Falls is home to an award-winning non-profit organization that provides support, shelter, and housing services? Our Neighbors' Place is doing just that, as well as helping to foster self-determination and strengthening families for Pierce and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin. Read the article below, brought to you by our Social…
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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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Faithful to His Promises: A FirstCov’er Story

FirstCov'er Nancy Nygaard is no stranger to physical suffering. She has weathered many storms in her life, and in continuing to seek God through it all, she has witnessed His blessings and faithfulness. Read her story below, as she gives us a glimpse into her journey. Pursue Him to Find your Purpose Seek God through…
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