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SJB to Engage in RenewalWorks in early 2022

SJB to Engage in RenewalWorks in early 2022
Published by Lyn Fulkerson on Thu, Jan 6, 2022 7:52 PM

A ministry of Forward Movement, RenewalWorks encourages churches to chart a course marked by deeper spiritual growth, experienced through a growing love of God and neighbor. 

When Jesus was asked what must be done to inherit eternal life, his answer was simple, even if it wasn’t always easy. 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 your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 

Since he gave that answer, the key to vitality in the spiritual life has not changed. It holds the key to changing our own lives, our churches, and our world. This is an interesting, but exciting time to be the Church. 

We, though, are provided an opportunity to get clearer about the mission of the church, to reinvigorate the church (and our own spiritual lives) with a renewed focus on discipleship. We are given the chance to ask, and begin to answer, these questions:  

 • How can we move forward in changing times?

• What are we called to do, and be? 

 RenewalWorks offers a way for SJB to address these questions by remembering Jesus’ basic teaching, reconnecting with a call to discipleship, focusing on growing hearts, and transforming the church, one person at a time. 

Between January 23-February 13, you will be invited to partake in the Spiritual Life Inventory (SLI), taken either online or a paper version, which should take no more than 30 minutes.  The SLI explores your spiritual life and the church's role in supporting it.  

We will be sharing more about RenewalWorks over the coming weeks, and you're invited to come to the adult formation forum on Jan 23 to learn more.  

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Elise ( or 

RenewalWorks facilitator Alison Estep (

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