Upcoming & Seasonal Opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities at FRC
Upcoming Sermon Series Starting September 10:
Holy Threads: Stories within the Story
The Bible is like a giant tapestry. Just as each thread in a tapestry reinforces and enhances the larger, more beautiful image, so too the secondary storylines of the Bible serve to reinforce and enhance the main plot of God’s story. The Bible is replete with these Holy Threads, these stories within THE story. We should not only learn to recognize them, but also learn to live by the lessons contained in them.
“The whole message of the Bible is the story of God’s love for and relationship with his creation. It is important – both for understanding mission theology and for the message of our own missionary work – to know the story of the scripture and be able to tell it. The Bible is God’s story told through different authors, speaking different languages, in different times, using a variety of literary forms. But it is the single story of God: a public story or “open secret”; that is the story of God for all of his creation.” – Scott Sunquist
- Because God relates to us so much through stories and narratives.
- Because Mark 4:34 says that Jesus only taught using stories.
- Because the Good News itself is conveyed as a story.
- Because we often believe stories that are not gospel stories. We believe stories about ourselves, about others, about the world, and about God that are not accurate. It seems that one goal of the Bible is to re-story our lives.
- Because we are “story people.”
- We love hearing stories and telling stories. In fact, some would say that it’s imperative that we tell our stories and listen to other people’s stories.
Perspectives USA Global Missions
The Body of Christ awakened to pursue the fulfillment of God’s global purpose within every people for His glory.
Perspectives is a fifteen-lesson education course exploring different aspects of God’s global purpose in a multi-faced learning experience. Perspectives isn’t a course solely about world missions. It’s a study program rooted in scripture, clarifying each believer’s remarkable opportunity to co-labor with God in His global purpose.
This course examines the story of God’s Global Purpose from four vantage points or ‘perspectives’. It will challenge your views of God – and yourself.
The cost for this 15-lesson course is $150, after receiving a $100 scholarship from Faith Reformed Church Mission Team. The first class is on September 7th at 6:00 pm and will continue every Thursday evening through December 14 at Creekside Community Church, 3686 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684. You may attend the first class at no cost to get a taste of the content and register after you’ve experienced this unique opportunity. Child care may be provided if the need is present for a portion of the participants.
Find out more about Perspectives USA and register here.
Recent & Past Opportunities at FRC
This is your chance to discover more about Faith Reformed Church, about the faith of its leaders, about the faith of those around you, and about your very own faith. It is designed for those who are new to FRC, but longtime members are welcome. At the end of this course, we discuss what it means to be in membership at FRC. To read more about our beliefs on why membership is important, you can do so with the button below.
Kingdom Journey: Pilgrim
We’re all seeking a spirituality that draws us closer to God and brings life to the world around us. This will not happen by chance but instead requires intentional openness to the Spirit’s influence. We hope you will take a step of faith and enter into deliberate discipleship through the Pilgrim. In this process of personal transformation, we hope to live the fully human life that we are currently not experiencing. In Pilgrim, we offer a weekend retreat that leads into a 22-week journey that cultivates deep learning, rich practices, and intentional reflection with a coach. The next opening retreat starts on April, 2024. Please get in touch with Drew Peterson if you are interested or have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 944-8786.