Resources for Growing Together

Come explore the March/April theme: Loving Our Neighbor

There are videos, book studies, Wed. workshops, & Scriptures for all ages!

Our season of Growing Together this school year is centered on “Christ’s Compelling Love.” We began the journey in Fall 2020 with the themes of Unity and Love Across Differences. Then we studied God’s Love For Us through Advent. As we started the new year 2021, we studied the theme of Loving God, and in February we explored Loving Self. Now during the spring months, we are discovering avenues for Loving Our Neighbor.

The Adult Formation Ministry Team has provided the following resources and opportunities for your participation in this learning process. Some of these you might find helpful to study individually or in groups. This list is a starting place and not designed to contain all that is available on the subject. Please reach out to Rob Schwanz if you have any questions, and please be in prayer for us as a congregation in this season of growing together.


Resources about Loving Our Neighbors

From the Covenant denomination:

  1. BLESS: In Living Color: https://covchurch.org/bless2021/
  2. THE KINGDOM MOSAIC: Life Together Series: https://covchurch.org/justice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/12/KingdomMosaic_Life-Together-Series-101.pdf

From RightNow Media:

This video series will provide excellent conversation starters. If you do not yet have RightNow Media access, contact Pastor Ben to get signed up. It’s free to our congregation and friends.

  1. “Love Does” by Bob Goff: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/408498
  2. “The Art of Neighboring” by Dave Runyon: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/392825
  3. “Race and the Gospel” by Bryan Loritts:  https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/437634

RightNow Media for Kids:

  1. “This is Love”: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsSeries/420171?episode=1
  2. “The Boy and the Ocean” by Max Lucado: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsSeries/642?episode=1

Event by Redeemer:

Plan to join us for Wednesdays Zoom Workshop Series featuring a different Covenant pastor/leader each week, all on the subject of loving your neighbors.

  • Wednesdays, March 17 – April 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Get the Zoom meeting link in your church email

Zoom Bible Study:

All adults are welcome to jump in any time for this twice-monthly time of Bible study. We’re digging into 3 John which has a lot to say about love:

  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10-11 a.m.
  • Get the Zoom meeting link in your church email

Guiding Scriptures:

  • Luke 10:27: He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
  • 1 John 5:2: This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
  • YouVersion is a great resource for a daily Scripture verse sent to you, devotionals, comparing translations and more. Access via The Bible App on your phone or via computer: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/