Your “Kingdom Frontline” is an everyday place where you live, work, study, and play and where God intends for you to serve his Kingdom purpose in the world.
Your frontline is where you intentionally live as God’s ambassador of love, light, and salt. It’s where you connect with people – family, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. It’s where you share Christ with the lost and support Christians in their walk. It’s where the presence and power of the Christlike is lived in the rhythms and routines of the everyday.
Where is your frontline? Take a moment to identify – in writing – the places and the people in your Kingdom Frontline. Be as specific as you can be to make your frontline clear and concrete. Then begin “BLESSing”* your frontline trusting that God will direct you to evangelize the lost, edify the disciples, and extend his Kingdom in the everyday rhythms and routines of your everyday life.
My Family Laurie Katie, Paul, & Lily Mom & Sisters
My Work/School Leaders, Deacons, Ministry Council LIFE Group Leaders
My Play Cycling group Vagabund guys Basketball court
My Neighborhood/Network Steffie Robert’s Cafe Students downstairs
Our sermon series takes in some of the major milestones of the book, but we’ll be able to appreciate them more if we know where they come in the flow of the story as a whole. That’s why we’re committing to reading through the whole of Exodus during the next six weeks.
Below you’ll find a suggested six-week reading guide with a reading six days a week. (Some are a bit long so use the seventh day to catch up!) Read through each portion slowly. Pause on a few sections as you read them and ask the following questions:
What does this passage say about who God is?
What does this passage say about how God works?
What does this passage tell us about what God does for his people?
What are the implications of this passage for us as God’s people?
What might we want to pray as a result of reading this passage?
What insights does it offer for our everyday lives?
Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. w/ Kaffee & Kuchen (at no cost to you)
Location: International Baptist Church Berlin, Rothenburgstr. 12a-13, 10623 Berlin-Steglitz (Good Map HERE)
So many of us long for a way of life in Jesus that is deeply soulful and connected to real needs in our world. Yet too often our methods for discipleship fail to produce the quality of transformation promised by the gospel. How can we reclaim a sense of immediacy and action in our spiritual lives and learn to lead others from a place of vitality?
In this interactive leaders forum, Mark Scandrette will address these and other questions. After Mark’s presentation, you are welcome to continue the conversation with us over lunch (at your own cost in a local restaurant).
Mark Scandrette is the author of several books on spiritual formation including, Practicing the Way of Jesus and The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes. He teaches in the doctoral program at Fuller Seminary and is the director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for integral Christian practice based in San Francisco. www.markscandrette.com
Interactive workshop with Mark and Lisa Scandrette
Friday, April 29, 6:30-9 p.m. Part 1
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Part 2
Location: International Baptist Church Berlin, Rothenburgstrasse 12a-13, 10623 Berlin-Steglitz (Click Here)
Imagine a life free of worry and anxiety.
What if we could find strength to go through any difficulty? What if we could learn to love… even our enemies?
Jesus said that a whole new way of life is possible for those who would follow his way. With the Beatitudes Jesus invites us to move beyond our first instincts to embrace the deeper reality of the kingdom of God— nine new postures for life that can change us and our world.
We’ve learned to live from a mentality of anxiety and greed, but what if this is a world of abundance? We’ve learned to live as if there is no option but despair, but what if solace and comfort are near? We’ve learned to live by striving, competing, and comparing, but what if we all have equal dignity and worth?
In this workshop/retreat we will explore the Beatitudes through group and individual exercises and practices.
Cost: 20€ per person – Registration includes coffee breaks, lunch on Saturday, and a copy of Mark’s latest book: The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes
Mark and Lisa Scandrette are cofounders of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice based in San Francisco.(www.reimagine.org). They lead an annual series of retreats, Learning Labs and projects designed to help participants apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life. Together they have written two books, Belonging and Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture; and FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most. Lisa is an educator, care provider and a fabric artist. Mark teaches in the Doctoral program at Fuller seminary and is an internationally recognized trainer in practical Spiritual Formation. He is the author of several books including Practicing the Way of Jesus and The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes. (markscandrette.com)