Faith Formation

“The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart.”
― John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Southminster’s ministry of Christian Faith Formation seeks to foster an environment where disciples are made and faithful Christian living is encouraged. Through Sunday worship services and Evening Prayer services, as well as by using a variety of classes, groups, and forums, we will pursue transformation of the whole person into the image of Christ by cultivating knowledge of the Bible and theology, and applying the gospel to all of life.

Bible and Theology

Our desire is to cultivate knowledge of the Bible and theology, or thinking and practicing our beliefs about God, Church, and Christian life. This is not simply an intellectual pursuit. We want to learn in such a way that brings about a transformed life and faithful participation in God’s story of redemption. God wants us to know God’s self and in knowing God we will not be left unchanged.

Christian Practices

Our desire is to foster the use of Christian practices. Worshiping, praying, fasting and reading the Bible are some of the means by which we experience and grow in God’s grace.

Christian Character

Our desire is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and encourage the development of Christian character. It is true: Who we are informs how we live. By developing an understanding of the gospel and its application to life, a distinctively Christ-like character is formed.

 

VBS is happening!

We are asking you to save the dates of August 2nd-5th to join us at the Surf Shack here at Southminster. Registration forms can be found here .
We are still in need of one more person to help out Sarah, Katie, and Julie on our VBS planning and coordinating team. Come join the fun. These three will do most of the work but one more set of hands and a good mind will really make the week a breeze. Join us at the Surf Shack. Let Katie Homar, Sarah Bristol, or Julie Hedgcock know if you can be that 4th helper. Thanks!

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