Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Porterbrook - Bologna Campus plenary session

Today from 3.30 to 7.00 pm we'll have the plenary session of the Porterbrook - Bologna Campus.
The meeting will be held in San Lazzaro Church and we expect about 25 students
from 5 different churches in Bologna.

We'll continue the third module and students will discuss their assignment for the first module of the 3rd volume foundation course.

The third module is A Global Commitment, taught by Gianluca Derudas, co-pastor of Nuova Vita Church.

In this session, students will interact with these units:
1. The love of God for the whole world
2. The local church brings the Gospel of God to the whole world
3. Foundations and partnerships in the New Testament

The goal of this module is to illustrate the relationship between global mission and local church,
to understand the challenges local churches are facing when approaching global mission,
to help local churches to be part of global mission.

The first module is Gospel Change, taught by Mark Brucato, co-pastor of Nuova Vita Church.

"Bridging the gap between what we are and what we ought to be is one of God‘s great interests, and it ought to be ours as well. We need to change. A shepherd‘s role is to help others change. Therefore it is critical that we understand how change takes place in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. This module looks at how the Gospel helps us to change. You will look at issues around repentance, faith, the head and heart and how the Bible, prayer and community relate to Gospel change. You will also take an in depth look at the issue of holiness – what it is and how it expresses itself in relationships, conversation and thankfulness."