LIFT

LIFT FOR 2018 Resumed JANUARY 24th!

LIFT stands for Living In Faith Together. It is a time for us to gather together as a faith community and fellowship and study with each other. Our hope is that this will be the “Peak of your week!” That through this time together, we will all grow in our faith and in our relation ships with each other.  Each Wednesday will start out with dinner at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be $3 a person or no more than $15 a family.

After dinner we will break out into our various studies or ministries and grow in our faith together. We will have classes for Children, Tweens, and Youth. Whether it is a bible study or choir, we will all have the opportunity to encourage each other on our faith journey. There will also be nursery provided for children 2 and under. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Rev. Raegan Seaton at the church office or at raegans@stmarksbbaytown.com.

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Spring 2018 Studies

 

The Intercessory Life: A Missional Model for Discipleship
Taught by: David Diaz de Leon

Maxie Dunnam’s six-week study challenges us to get beyond the cozy comforts of a devotional life and break into ways of living prayer that open new horizons of possibility. The Intercessory Life: A Missional Model for Discipleship is the pattern for our interior growth in prayer as well as the outward expression of a missional Christ-life in the world. The Intercessory Life is about discipleship. To be sure, intercession is prayer, but prayer is only one expression of intercession, though much more. Intercession is the pattern for discipleship. Yes, right now. In your world. In your church. In your home. In a prison. In a school. On the bus. In the office. On the street. This book teaches practical ways to bring the world into the prayer closet and to unleash the power or prayer in our everyday world. Through his patented way of teaching the Bible, Dunnam inspires faith with personal experience and contemporary witness, providing inspiring and challenging models of persons living an intercessory life who are standing in the gap and taking light into dark places. God can do a lot through those willing to take risks on the journey of faith. Maxie Dunnam gives us bold guidance in what may be his best work yet.

Grow At Home: A Beginners Guide to Family Discipleship
Taught by: Rev. Raegan Seaton

There are tons of books on Christian parenting. A quick internet search will produce a near endless number of results. While many of these books are immensely helpful, very few address one of the most critical aspects of family faith—the role of discipleship in shaping children’s lives. Perhaps you’re new to the idea of family discipleship. It’s simple, really. Family discipleship is when parents help their children become disciples of Jesus Christ in the home through reading the Bible, praying, worshiping, and doing missions together. It starts in our marriages, by loving our spouses with the love of Christ. It happens by teaching, loving, and sharing our faith with our children. Written for families of all ages and backgrounds, Grow at Home unpacks these ideas with a practical guide to family discipleship. When we bring the gospel back in the home, it will spread through our neighborhoods and into the communities where we live. Let the journey begin!

Church of the Small Things
Taught by: Sharron Wood

Is my ordinary, everyday life actually significant? Is it okay to be fulfilled by the simple acts of raising kids, working in an office, and cooking chicken for dinner? It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take. Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog tackles these questions head on in her fourth book, Church of the Small Things. Easygoing and relatable, she speaks directly to the heart of women of all ages who are longing to find significance and meaning in the normal, sometimes mundane world of driving carpool to soccer practice, attending class on their college campus, cooking meals for their family, or taking care of a sick loved one. The million little pieces that make a life aren’t necessarily glamorous or far-reaching. But God uses some of the smallest, most ordinary acts of faithfulness—and sometimes they look a whole lot like packing lunch. Through humorous stories told in her signature style, full of Frito pie, best friends, the love of her Me-Ma and Pa-Pa, the unexpected grace that comes when we quit trying to measure up, and a little of the best TV has to offer, Melanie helps women embrace what it means to live a simple, yet incredibly meaningful life and how to find all the beauty and laughter that lies right beneath the surface of every moment.

Scriptural Christianity
Taught by: Rev. Mark Flemming

“Scriptural Christianity,” based on a John Wesley sermon of the same title, will look at what the founder of Methodism believed Christianity would look like if lived out according to scripture. The sermon explores what shape Christianity takes as it takes hold in the individual, as it spreads from one person to another, and as it shapes a nation and the world. Finally, it looks to “plain, practical application” of the faith. Join us for this in-depth journey.