LED BY PAT STREAM AND PENNIE BIXLER
JUNE 3 | AFTER BOTH SERVICES
Discipleship comes about as a result of the Holy Spirit transforming individuals and families at the heart level. Jesus transforms people into his image by changing the desires of their hearts and giving them new purpose and vision. As seen in Scripture, Jesus often discipled people by asking them really good heart level questions. We can learn from him how to do this, too. This workshop seeks to equip disciple-makers in asking people questions that no one else asks them, the kinds of questions that stir real transformation, healing, and deep biblical friendships.
Pat Stream is one of FCC's elders. He is also a certified Biblical Counselor and leads FCC's Biblical Counseling training. Pennie Bixler is the founding leader of the women's ministry, SAMMY's. She also serves as in Biblical Counseling and as a co-leader of FCC's Hospitality Team and in Biblical Counseling.
Faith Community Church is an elder-led body. We have both Family of Families elders and Missional Community elders, and we commend elder apprentices in waves. As men complete the elder vetting process and are ready, we commend them to the congregation for apprenticeship. Josh Graham has been serving as an elder apprentice since 2017, and on June 10, Faith Community members will vote to affirm him as an elder for the River Falls Missional Community.
Josh is a man who not only fulfills the character qualities of 1 Tim 3 and Titus 1, but he also lives out the discipleship principles articulated in our discipleship pyramid. He is seeking to help others bring them into their lives, as well.
Also on June 10, we will be praying for Eric Lent to become an elder apprentice for Faith Community. Eric is a solid and beloved teacher, a servant leader, and has been in training for elder apprenticeship for a few years. He is excited to bring his skills and gifts to help FCC accomplish our mission of making more and better disciples of Jesus.
You can pick up a copy of the FCC shepherding booklet this Sunday for more information about biblical shepherding and the names and photos of FCC’s elders and elder apprentices.