Profile: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Prescott Valley, Ariz., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.
According to the congregation's profile, Emmanuel Lutheran Church is consistently described as a welcoming and friendly congregation. This healthy sense of openness has created a culture of community, a sense of family and a love for the revealed Word of God.
Here's an excerpt from their profile:
E. Opportunities for Growth
Challenge #1: Develop our Biblical Imagination
We feel challenged to expand, develop and enhance our Biblical imagination as a church family. We seek to not only give permission to our members to explore the Word in context, but to see them empowered by the Holy Spirit to watch God’s Word come to life.
Challenge #2: Consider Setting the Lectionary Aside
The Pastor has faithfully followed the Lectionary for 39 years, yet he acknowledges the potential benefit of setting aside the Lectionary in order to tell the Story -- the whole Story -- including the Old Testament.
Challenge #3: Challenge Individuals to Grow
We see an opportunity to energize our congregation’s individual, spiritual growth by challenging everyone to take on a personal Challenge Step over a specific period of time.
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