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Spring 2015
This issue provides POINT representatives suggestions for introducing and interpreting Growing in Grace & Gratitude, an introduction to flipped instruction, and the May curriculum workshop schedule. Find information about the Growing in Grace & Gratitude curriculum sampler and the new Being Reformed study, Call to Mission.


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POINT 2014News and Notes

Dr. Ken McFayden challenged POINT attendees to rethink transformational leadership and officer training. Download his two PowerPoint™ presentations to begin conversations about leadership in your faith community. Download his two PowerPoint™ presentations (below) and notes to begin conversations about leadership in your faith community.

A Vision for Transformational Leadership
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2013 POINT Highlights

The POINT network gathered for training in Orlando, Florida, to discover new tools for nurturing disciples. David Maxwell, adult editor, and Carol Wehrheim, general editor, of Feasting on the Word Curriculum, provided an overview of the Feasting family of resources. They highlighted the Daily Feast devotional, the revised Joining the Feast planning guide, the Feasting on the Word Worship Companion series, and the new Feasting on the Gospels commentary project.

David Maxwell and Carol Wehrheim emphasized three key points about Feasting on the Word Curriculum for discipleship ministry:

  • Feasting on the Word is not for individual study
  • Feasting on the Word connects education and worship
  • Feasting on the Word can work in any size congregation

Ray Jones, coordinator of evangelism for the PC(USA), provided information about evangelism tools, reminding POINT representatives that the original Engage approach is available online and for download. He also informed the group that this resource will soon be revised.

Jones introduced the new Engage curriculum in partnership with Congregational Ministries Publishing(CMP). He outlined the three parts of the resource: Engage: Gospel (now available); Engage: Discipleship;and Engage: Mission. He highlighted the seven-session format and the Participant’s and Leader’s Guides that are similar to the Being Reformed series for adult education, also from CMP.

Jones gave tips about disciples as evangelists and offered suggestions for ways to use the Engage resources in a variety of settings. Jones provided a PDF of his presentation. Two video clips on sharing Scripture that Jones used in his workshop are available on the Evangelism website. The Brennan Manning video clip can be viewed on YouTube with instructions on how to purchase.