STORE Resources for Ministry in the COVID Pandemic
Virtual LIFT in Community God's Promise Is Born
Virtual LIFT (Living in Faith Together) Year 3 Fall and Winter sets are written for churches gathering virtually. Virtual LIFT in Community is designed to be used in a home setting using a video conferencing platform to connect LIFT Homes with each other and the LIFT leader.
(Sunday LIFT is designed to be held in a church with participants sitting around tables. Find Sunday LIFT here.)
God’s Promise Is Born is unit 1 of the winter set. In this unit, participants will learn about Advent as a season for remembering God’s dreams for the world through Jesus. The stories of Jesus’ birth in Matthew and Luke are used to identify Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s covenant promise, and the way God promised to reveal God’s self to all people everywhere. Making Advent wreaths and singing carols help participants to learn about the birth of Jesus. Sessions in this unit:
- Session 1: Advent Hopes and Dreams – Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 11:6-9, Jeremiah 31:31-32
- Session 2: Matthew’s Story of Jesus – Matthew 1:18-25, 2:1-12
- Session 3: Luke’s Story of Jesus – Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20
- Session 4: Christmas Joy – Matthew 1:18-2:12, Luke 2:1-20
Introduction includes all the details for making Virtual LIFT in Community a success. Resource is fully downloadable.
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GenOn's LIFT Experience explores how gathering generations together to learn, worship and serve fosters faith development, Christ-centered relationships and church growth. Details here.