News 08/14/2020

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Are You All In? 

Romans 12:1-8 

In our scripture lesson for this week Paul speaks of the need for us to be a “living sacrifice.” One thing that snags our attention is his reference to the “renewing of your minds.” This intrigues us because mindfulness and one’s mindset are very trendy topics right now in popular culture and among the mavens of self-help psychology.

Stanford professor Carol Dweck argues that there are two types of mindsets: the growth and the fixed. The “growth mindset” thrives on challenge and “sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.”

A “fixed mindset” assumes that “our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence.”

The apostle Paul suggests a third mindset: the transformative mindset. This is an attitude that has a passion for improvement, radical metamorphosis, an unwillingness to accept old habits and conventional thinking. Paul’s transformative mindset is a turbo-charged version of Dweck’s growth mindset. It understands that the purpose of growth is transformation. Could this have any relevance in the Church?

Let’s look at that question on Sunday. — Dave


Coffee Hour Returns 

New GROW Opportunities 

Prayer Requests 

Pasta and Sauce – * WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! * 

L.I.F.E. Important Update! 

Sunday school is Meeting 

Youth Group is Meeting via Zoom Thursdays at 6pm 

Progress in Immokalee 

A Note from the Moderator 

Church Reopening Taskforce Report 

Happy Birthdays! 

An Update from the Community Minister 

Missions Moment 

Previous GROW Zoom Session Videos 

30 Pieces of Silver Bags 

Pledge Cards 

Now More Than Ever Your Stewardship is Important 

Do You Need a Mask? 

Men’s Breakfast