“The Great Ends of the Church”, six aspirations for the body of Christ, suggest that the church is heading somewhere.  Indeed we are on a journey.  For 200 years, First Presbyterian has been striving towards these goals that were established in the early 20th century.  While we are rooted in tradition, we are committed to the future.

 

January’s Pathways to Discipleship will explore the foundation of the Great Ends and ways to participate in this vision God intends for the Church.

 Pathways to Discipleship

Targeted to Youth Families All

JANUARY 3

Preservation of the Truth

Read

John 8:12-58 - The truth shall make you free

Preservation of the Truth Powerpoint from 1.3.21 class with Mary Margaret Porter

See and Read about Green Hill Presbyterian’s Great Ends Stained Glass Windows 

Let Us Be Magi: Lessons for Epiphany

Watch

Preservation of the Truth - Mary Margaret Porter (recording of class)

Video of John 8:12-58  I am the light of the world; the truth shall make you free

What is Epiphany? 

Christmas Is More - Movie Clip from How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Listen

Great Ends of The Church: "Who Cares About the Truth?" Dr. David Renwick, National Pres. Church

Tell The Truth - the Avett Brothers

Do

A Meditate: How is this week's Great End a description of what God intends for the Church of Jesus Christ? How much attention does FPC gives to it? As a disciple, each of us participates in the Great Ends of the Church.  How are you helping FPC achieve this end?  

JANUARY 10

The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind

Watch

Proclamation of the Gospel - Chuck Williamson (recording of the class)

Euangelion: Gospel - The Bible Project

 

PCUSA Evangelism

Listen

Great Ends of The Church: “Just Have to Tell You”  Dr. David Renwick, National Pres. Church

The Bible Project Podcast What Does the Word 'Gospel' Mean?

The First Great End of the Church

Do

A Meditate: How is this week's Great End a description of what God intends for the Church of Jesus Christ? How much attention does FPC give to it? As a disciple, each of us participates in the Great Ends of the Church.  How are you helping FPC achieve this end?

 
 

JANUARY 17

The maintenance of divine worship

Listen

Great Ends of The Church: “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”  Dr. David Renwick, National Pres. Church

Pick a song which connects you to God and the Holy Spirit. Ground yourself in listening and repeat as needed.

Do

Meditate: How is this week's Great End a description of what God intends for the Church of Jesus Christ? How much attention does FPC give to it? As a disciple, each of us participates in the Great Ends of the Church.  How are you helping FPC achieve this end?

*New* A Join the 21 Day Race Equity Challenge from United Way

Worship Personality Assessment 

 

JANUARY  24

The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God

Read

Ephesians 2:17-22

Luke 10:25-37 - The Good Samaritan

Who Is My Neighbor?

Watch

COVID Conversation with FPC Physicians (Dr. Michael Leonard, Dr. Ann Barnard, Dr. Don Schmit)

(recording of class)

Compassion - The Bible Project

"Bao" - Disney Pixar Short Film (available free on Amazon Prime or on Disney+)

Listen

Do

Meditate: How is this week's Great End a description of what God intends for the Church of Jesus Christ? How much attention does FPC give to it? As a disciple, each of us participates in the Great Ends of the Church.  How are you helping FPC achieve this end?

New* A Join the 21 Day Race Equity Challenge from United Way

 
 

JANUARY 31

The promotion of social righteousness

The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world

Listen

Great Ends of The Church: Promotion of Social Righteousness: "A Passion for What’s Right and Fair 

Exhibition of the Kingdom:"My Fellow Citizens"

Dr. David Renwick, National Pres. Church

 A The Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World Sermon-First Pres. San Anselmo

Bible Project Podcast  What is Social Justice & Righteousness in the Bible?

Bible Project Podcast: Can I Get A Witness?

Bible Project Podcast: Gospel of the Kingdom: God vs. Kings

Do

A Meditate: How is this week's Great End a description of what God intends for the Church of Jesus Christ? How much attention does FPC give to it? As a disciple, each of us participates in the Great Ends of the Church.  How are you helping FPC achieve this end?

Volunteer for Loaves & Fishes on Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 in the FPC parking lot. Set up, assemble and load boxes into clients' cars. Contact Diane Carey

A Get involved with Advocacy and Social Justice-Presbyterian Mission Agency

New* A Join the 21 Day Race Equity Challenge from United Way

For more information about the Advocacy Committee contact:

HAL CLARKE, Co-Chair Advocacy Committee

hclarke61@gmail.com

LISA DILLARD Co-Chair Advocacy Committee

lisa.a.dillard@gmail.com

SHANTIQUA NEELY, Director of Outreach and Mission

sneely@firstpres-charlotte.org

CONTACT

For more information, contact a member of the Formation  Team:

REV. ROBERT GALLOWAY, Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and Young Adults

rgalloway@firstpres-charlotte.org

GARRELL KEESLER, Director of Adult Formation

gkeesler@firstpres-charlotte.org

NATALIE RAYGOR, Executive Director of Youth, Children and Family Ministries

nraygor@firstpres-charlotte.org

TRISTAN WALL, Director of Youth

twall@firstpres-charlotte.org

DELILIAH JANE PHLLIPS, Director of Children's Ministries

dphillips@firstpres-charlotte.org

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