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Save the Date October 27-29, 2017
Fairlington UMC’s Innovations Weekend
What is Innovations Weekend?
This weekend is a time for the entire congregation to be involved in conversations that will help us discern the next faithful steps that God is calling us to make. Innovations Weekend is part of a pilot program with the Alexandria and Arlington districts called Next Level Innovations (NLI). The events of the weekend will culminate in a worship service that includes a presentation of next level innovations–five or so specific, time-designated goals. After the weekend, our church will prayerfully consider the innovations and if we accept them, coaching support will be provided for two years to help us reach our goals.
What is Next Level Innovations (NLI)?
NLI is a program designed for churches who have potential for reaching more people in their community.
The program has these goals:
discern and clarify God’s will
help us to grow in our discipleship and expand our ministries
build on the strengths of Fairlington UMC
equip us to take the next faithful steps in ministry, so that we accomplish the mission of the church:
To make disciples for
Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
A Prayer for
As we prepare for the innovation weekend we ask that you will pray for Fairlington UMC and the NLI process. Here is a prayer you can use:
for our church,
as we consider where you are leading us in the Next Level Innovations (NLI) program.
for a spirit of wisdom so that we can listen and discern your voice.
for a willing heart to step out in faith with boldness and courage.
that our lives may be open to the Holy Spirit, that we may know your power at work in us, and that we may be the Church you intend us to be.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.