Each month, we create and curate resources that focus around a particular theme that can help us grow as leaders and disciples. Share these resources with a small group or ministry team, or use them in your personal devotions.
Faith & Forgiveness
Often we, like the apostle Peter, try to pin down exactly how many times we are bound to forgive the same person for sinning against us. Seven times? Jesus extravagantly declares “seventy-seven times!” (Matthew 18:22). Of course it is more than a math problem. With the theme of “Faith & Forgiveness” we are exploring how God’s extravagant capacity for grace and forgiveness can infiltrate the life of the church and our relationships, without destroying healthy boundaries.
Suggestions for Use
To get the most out of these themes, consider:
- Invite members of your small group, staff, or board to read one of the articles and bring a key takeaway–and how it might apply in your context–to your next meeting or retreat.
- Try out one of the practices in person or via Zoom.
- Utilize the Book Hub videos (divided into short segments) for a workshop-style class related to the theme.
- Use these resources as part of your newsletter, sending out an article link with each week’s email blast, paired with a short reflection by a lay or ordained leader in your congregation.