Category Archives: Work and Faith

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: October 2018 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on Transforming communities through active compassion, mercy, and justice ministries. 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. Transforming…
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“Mouth Ministry”: Are You Saying Anything?

As this cartoon shows, words run rampant in life...but does that mean we are saying anything? Whether it is with our own family and friends, the volume of words and info on the internet, or the commentators from TV, there are a lot of words said but not always a message being given. Words +…
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God on…sleep?

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves (Psalm 127:2). How we work with sleep actually can help you know what you believe about God. Sleep is a commodity that, depending upon our stage of life, can be very hard…
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Sticky Faith (Ch. 6): Sticky Justice

  How would you define "justice"? Sometimes this term is considered either a synonym for liberalism or just doing good work with no sense of Christ in it. This week we learned about a God-centered justice and some of the powerful ways working for His justice can also help young people in their life of…
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A Call for Creative Christ-followers

My family and I were watching Wall-E when I had an unexpected, almost jarring, realization. If you don't know, Wall-E is a movie made by some of the very creative people at Pixar about the adventures of a solitary robot cleaning up the Earth. As I watched, I was amazed at the experience of this…
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You Know You Need a Sabbath When…

Whether it is work, family, hobbies, or whatever, life can move very fast. Busy makes us feel important but it is essential that as a follower of Christ we learn to slow down to reflect and to worship. It is just one of the many counter-cultural ways of living that Jesus calls us to as…
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Live a Holy Life Day-to-Day

This week is what is called Holy Week. It is a time of reflecting upon Christ's final week before the resurrection. But being holy is hard to understand. Sometimes we think living a holy life is unattainable or we make it so intangible it means nothing for life. But, as Jesus expressed, it is anything…
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