Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Porterbrook - Campus Bologna plenary session

Tomorrow from 3.30 to 7.00 pm
we'll have the plenary session for
students of foundation and advanced years of Porterbrook - Campus Bologna.

This meeting will be held in
Nuova Vita Church and we expect about
15 students for the foundation years and
15 for the advanced years.


The Foundation Year 1 students will interact with these modules:

The first module is Gospel Community,
led by Gianluca Derudas, co-pastor of Nuova Vita.

In this session, students will interact with these units:
1. A gospel community (Romans 12:1)
2. A distinctive community (Romans 12:2)
3. A diverse community (Romans 12:3-8)

The Christian life is to be lived in the context of community on display to the world.
Taking Romans 12 as its key text, this course will help you learn what Christian community should look like and how it is rooted in the gospel. Through the course you’ll be challenged to think about your own role in the church and be helped to build community on mission around the gospel.


The second module is Evangelism,
led by Stefano Mariotti, co-pastor of ImpattoABudrio.

In this session, students will interact with these units:
1. The message
2. The messenger
3. Building relationships

When Jesus captivates hearts, and lives are shaped by the gospel, evangelism happens far more naturally and frequently in everyday conversation. This course doesn't teach techniques but a gospel view of everyday life to help Christians help non-Christians to understand the gospel. It gives us a big vision of Jesus and teaches us the benefits of doing evangelism as part of a church community that lives ordinary life with gospel intentionality.


The Advanced Year 2 students will interact with these modules:

The first module is Pastoral Care Part One,
led by Mark Brucato, co-pastor of Nuova Vita.

In this session, students will interact with these units:
1. Pastoral care and the Christian: part one
2. Pastoral care and the Christian: part two
3. Pastoral care and the Christian community

All Christians have a responsibility to pastor one another by speaking the gospel in love.
This course gives us a biblical definition of pastoral care, interacts with secular approaches to helping others and outlines a biblical approach to change.
It sets the foundation for Pastoral Care Part Two.

The second module is Bible Truth In Missional Perspective,
led by Gianpaolo Aranzulla, pastor of Forte Torre.

In this session, students will interact with these units:
The Nicene Creed
1. The triune God in a fragmented world
2. The sovereign God in an anxious world
3. The creator God in a material world

All Christians need a solid grounding in the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith.
In this course you will walk through key doctrines with the help of the Nicene Creed, working them through to practical application in life and mission.
The course encourages students to reconnect theology to practice and to enjoy big truths about God and the gospel in the routines of everyday life.