The Life Cycle of Renewal is a quarterly framework that helps us engage with Christ’s renewing work in our lives, our city, and our world. So far this year, we’ve set our missional focus on what it means for Christ to see us as and call us his Beloved children, Adopted into his family with open arms, taking on the power of sin and the curse of death so we are Set Free. This gives us a new identity in him and strips away our identityies of individual and mutual poverty.
While poverty is often defined in solely socioeconomic terms, it can also be experienced in relationships, spirituality, culture, family, opportunities, and other areas of life. Brokenness in any of these areas creates poverty, allowing us to share a mutual poverty in which we can identify with one another. Christ, in his love for us, identified with our poverty; died to set us free from the yoke of slavery, the curse of sin and death; and to make us whole as part of his family forever.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
This final quarter of our annual Life Cycle of Renewal is an opportunity for us to see the interconnected and holistic work Christ does in our hearts and lives and highlights how the interdependent work of our various missional partners compliment one another and weave together to likewise reach and serve our beautiful city holistically.
You can learn more about the full The Life Cycle of Renewal by watching this short video.
Missions Sunday is a day we bring together all four elements of the Lifecycle of Renewal—Beloved, Adopted, Set Free, and Made Whole—show their interconnectedness, and explore our mission partner organizations’ work and how, together, they holistically reflect God’s heart for people.
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Covenant House Christmas: November 28 – December 21 • Christmas Decorating at Covenant House—November 28-29
• Christmas Gift Drop-offs—December 12-18
• Covenant House Bazaar—December 21