Christian Formation and Discipleship



C.F.D.


Christian Formation and Discipleship (CFD) is a ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Everett. The purpose of CFD is to encourage and facilitate our congregation’s transformation into the image of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we may be liberated to testify in words and deeds to the Mission and Reign of God in the world. I am in agony until Christ is formed in you (Apostle Paul: Gal. 4:9)


We have developed three sets of strategic principles of Christian Formation through which we seek God’s power to establish, sustain, and renew our faithful identity as God’s people:

1

Evangelical Principles

CHURCH PRINCIPLE: We don’t go to church; we are the church!


MISSION PRINCIPLE: We don’t have a mission program; we are a people in mission! (i.e. We don’t exist for ourselves but for the world God loves!)

2

Embodiment Principles

STORY PRINCIPLE: We order our life together according to God’s Story (Church year and Lectionary)!


SPECIAL EVENTS PRINCIPLE: We celebrate our unique identity together in seven annual inter-generational events (Advent Event→Christmas, Ash Wednesday→Lent, Holy Week, Pentecost Event, Vacation Bible School, All Church Retreat, Mission-Tide Series)!


CORE PRACTICES PRINCIPLE: Congregational life consists of six interdependent core practices (worship, listening, learning, fellowship, service and advocacy) that together express our collective redeemed humanity!

3

Empowerment Principles

REFORMED PRINCIPLE: We are a work in progress (the church reformed and always being reformed by the Word of God), called to life-long repentance!


HOLY SPIRIT PRINCIPLE: We seek empowerment by the Holy Spirit, learning to trust the “logic of the Spirit” (affirmation, crucifixion, transformation) in all we think, feel, and do!



REEL WORLD CINEMA Movie Series



Reel World Cinema XXXVI (Summer 2017)

America’ s Indigenous Music: The

Secular Hymnody of American Experience

 


Potluck Meal at 6:00pm

Movie at 7:00pm

in Calvin Lounge

Discussion following the movie.

PARISH the Thought

By Dr. Dana Wright

Director  of CFD

May 2017



June 2017



July 2017



August 2017



LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:



OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN

 

W.A.T.CH. (WeAreTheCHurch) helps young people learn the language, meaning, and order of worship in the Presbyterian Church. Young people are dismissed from the adult service after the Passing of the Peace to meet together for continuing worship.

 




ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL