NE MN Synod
Love Like Jesus
6As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord,
continue to live your lives* in him,
rooted and built up in him and established in the faith,
just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
- Colossians 2:6-7
During this coming program year, your congregation is invited to take part in a synod-wide Discipleship Challenge to Love Like Jesus! The Discipleship Challenge is an invitation to grow deeper in our faith as we walk together in ministry. We will use the 7 faith practices lifted up by the ELCA as a focus for this Challenge. The faith practices are not something to achieve and succeed at, but are a way of life as a response to become who Christ has called us to be…to follow and love like Jesus.
Each month we will focus on a different faith practice:
The synod will provide a short video clip for congregations to use to introduce that month’s faith practice (see below for links), with an accompanying Bible study discussion sheet. During the rest of the month, congregations and individuals are invited to post pictures and videos depicting that faith practice on the “NE MN Synod Discipleship Challenge: Love Like Jesus” Facebook page – as well as helpful links and resources that can be shared. There is no curriculum for this challenge…this is a collaborative conversation on how we can equip and encourage each other to Love Like Jesus!
This challenge is for everyone: youth groups, adult forums, church councils, intergenerational groups, Sunday school, circles, garden groups, choirs, Bible study groups, committees and any other groups that gather in your congregation and beyond!
Intro Video of the Discipleship Challenge