There is an old blessing from the time of Jesus: “May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi.” In Jesus’ time rabbis would often teach their disciples while walking on the dusty roads. The idea of the blessing was that you would follow your rabbi so closely that you would be covered in the dust he kicked up while walking. The goal of following a rabbi was not simply to learn from his wisdom, but to think as he thought, to love what he loved, to value what he valued and to do what he did.
At Fenton United Methodist Church we want to take this blessing seriously because we think it is vital that all Christ's followers be continually formed in His image: to think like He thinks, to love as He loves, to values what He values and to do what He did. At FUMC, this strategy for growing more and more into the image of Jesus Christ is called THE WAY. It calls us to partner together, church and family, adult and child, as peers and fellow pilgrims on the journey of following Jesus Christ.
THE WAY - Sunday
This is our Sunday morning opportunity for infants, children and youth that will happen during both the 9:30 and 11/11:05 services.
THE WAY - Wednesday
Wednesday night is family night and we offer programs and studies for all ages. Dinner will be served *once a month at 6:00pm where families can come together to enjoy a meal with other families in our church. *All other Wednesdays when there is not a big corporate meal for everyone, there will be a simple packed dinner available for kids who are involved in chimes or fusion to eat before THE WAY Wednesday programming begins.
After dinner there are activities for all from 6:30-8pm including Nursery (infants - preschool), Kids' Travel Guide (K-5th), FYI (6th - 12th) and multiple short term adult Bible studies led by pastor Jeff Jaggers and others.
Click HERE to see THE WAY Timeline for a better understanding of this new Spiritual formation process.