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Loving God 1st in 2016 (resources to read the Bible)

All year long the Renew Family will be following the covenant promises of God found in the whole Bible. From Genesis to Revelation we will see the God of Promise, how He has made exceedingly great promises and the phenomenal lengths He has gone to keep those promises. Will you follow along by daily seeking God first? Follow a plan for helpful guidance.

Now for the plans …

“People like to follow a leader who doesn’t have it all together.”

This Summer our friend Lee Edward came to see Jeff & Kari Patterson, set a microphone on the table, and interviewed them for a “Leadership Portrait” episode on his podcast. Reproduced her with his and their permission, a quick intro added for context. See the podcast page at for quotes and show notes.
#leadership #weareservants

Renew Kids: Sunday, October 9th, 2016 (Learning Together)

In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family verses to memorize together, and resources to help you as the parent to disciple your children.

Renew Kids

The word “disciple” means to intentionally impact the life of someone in the direction of being more like Jesus.

Disciples follow Jesus and help others follow Him too.

Every week faithful servants enter into this discipleship process with the children in Renew Kids. Their are three classes every Sunday: Nursery (ages birth-3), Primary (ages 3-6), and Challenge (ages 6-9).

This week’s Family Verse (Scripture Song: Convinced)

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38-39

Listen & sing along:

Recapping the Renew Men’s Intense Jesus Weekend

9/25/16. Listen in as a couple of our men share about the unique experience a dozen godly men had together this past weekend.
This Fall the Renew men have two retreat options, weekends away together. The first one was dubbed an “Intense Jesus Weekend,” focused on growing deep as a man, with unique challenges, gaining insights in how to lead yourself and others in the ways of Jesus.
There’s still room for the next one, the “regular” men’s weekend: October 28-30, also local. While it may be less “intense,” it will be no less awesome.
#renewmen #wearetruesons

Getting to know the Uganda Mission Team (Anna H.)

9/25/16. In March 2017 a team will journey to Uganda in East Africa, to embody the grace, love, truth, and hope of Jesus. We partner with Next Generation Ministries in Jinja, Uganda.

Listen in as Anna H. shares about her hopes and calling to join the 2017 team to Uganda. #globalmission #disciplemaking

Who Does Jesus Call? The Unlikely Ones. (Mark 2:13-17)

9/25/16. Week 4 in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus entered into many controversies and brought God’s clarity to the situation.

Ever wonder why “the Son of many came eating and drinking?” And why He spent so much time with people of poor reputation, like tax collectors and “sinners”?

He came to rescue sinners, and give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:42-45). Could it be that they too had something to offer Him, even if not as great of value of what He offered them?

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Mark 2:13-17 #GospelofMark