The popular “Conversations on the Back Porch” series returns over three Wednesday evenings this month:
July 15, 22, & 29 from 7:30—9:00 PM
July 15: Jered’s house (1765 Jefferson Ave, St. Paul)
July 22: Kate’s house (3140 30th Ave S, Minneapolis)
July 29: Jered’s house (1765 Jefferson Ave, St. Paul)
Our conversation will focus on a phrase from the Collect for St. John’s, our parish mission statement— “so build us up in the knowledge and love of Him”.
Our Strategic Plan identifies this piece of our mission with the work of Faith Formation, stating “Faith formation involves nourishing our spiritual development so that we are prepared to live out the Saint John’s mission and identify strongly as committed Christians.”
Formation happens in forums and Bible Studies, small groups and on retreats, where we learn the stories of our faith and the spiritual practices that can deepen it. But, it also happens in corporate worship and in our community life too. Everywhere we are being intentionally enriched, challenged, and shaped –these are the places where we are being built up in the knowledge and love of God.
Our three sessions will look at the work of being “built up” through 1. Formation, 2. Worship, and 3. Community. Come for one or come for all three. We’ll leave plenty of time to enjoy the back porch and one another’s company. Hope to see you there!