Category Archives: Missional Community Experience

Half Day Retreat: How To and Report

[Upcoming Dates for LoveFirst Coast Gatherings:  Healing and Intercessory Prayer Service  November 11 at Nicholl’s Barn, (3445 SR13, 32259).  Worship Gatherings October 8, 22, and November 19 in the St. Johns Room at FCC (3450 CR210, 32259)  All gatherings are … Continue reading

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Worship Gathering Sunday Night

We’re holding a special worship gathering next Sunday to commission Jim Weldon as he begins working as the Area Director for North St. Johns County Young Life. Please come and encourage and pray for Jim and his wife Jennifer – … Continue reading

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Our Story So Far

The Story of LoveFirst Coast/First Coast Missional Communities (so far) – March 2017 version In the Spring of 2013, God pulled together about twenty people from five different churches.  We had several things in common.  Many of us had been … Continue reading

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Why We Take Short Term Mission Trips

My friend Carleene recently sent me some articles by the Gospel Coalition that raised some concerns about short term missions.  There’s been a fair amount of research and a great deal of reflection on the pluses and minuses of such … Continue reading

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When The Spirit Leads the Retreat!

When the Spirit leads a retreat, the experiences you have are exactly what you need. Continue reading

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What is Good News to these people?

(Next gathering, Good Friday, Mickler Beach, 30 minutes before sunrise.) Who is God leading you to reach?  And why? We’re currently laying the groundwork for what may become a missional community downtown.  What do I mean by that?  Well, in … Continue reading

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Discipleship’s Uncomfortable Third

In discipleship, we invite others to be intentional about living three dimensionally, Up-In-and-Out:  Up – pursuing a relationship with God, In – investing deeply in a few relationships, and Out – engaging in advancing God’s Kingdom. Usually, people are comfortable with … Continue reading

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