Life Apps

Life apps are short texts and reflections to spur member mission on a weekly basis. Each week, we offer a reflection and several quotes. To read the entire week's entry, click on its title.

A way to live a mission in your community:

Receive power to proclaim forgiveness for all wrong in community life; being forgiven frees us from guilt to move on to making communities more loving and just—as always with God’s help.  Based on Luke 24:36b-48 (see retelling below)  Life App for the Third Sunday of Easter, 4/15/18 to 4/21/18  This is a reading comes from […]

A way to live a mission in your community:

See the loving and just events and people in your community as God’s work and support and join both the events and people.  Based on John 20:19-31  Life App for the week of the Second Sunday of Easter, 4/8/18 to 4/14/18  A way to live a mission in your community based on John 20:19-31, a […]

A way to live a mission in your work (paid or volunteer):

While you can expect to meet Jesus in your daily work, he will not appear in normal human form.  Based on John 20:1-18 (see below) Life App for Easter Day and the week of Easter, 4/1/18 to 4/7/18  A way to live a mission in your daily work (paid or volunteer) based on John 20:1-18, a […]

Life App for the week of the Sixth Sunday in Lent, 3/25/18 to 3/31/18  

A way to live a mission in your church and its outreach:  As a church member, work peacefully with others, do not try to over-power them.  Based on Mark 11:1-11  A way to live a mission in your church and its outreach based on Mark 11:1-11, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the […]

Life App for the week of the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3/18/18 to 3/24/18  

A way to live a mission in spiritual health: Concerning whomever or whatever you pray for, be confident that God’s way of love and justice will overcome all that resists it. Based on John 12:20-33 A way to live a mission in spiritual health based on John 12:20-33, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary […]

Life App for the week of the Fourth Sunday in Lent, 3/11/18 to 3/17/18

A way to live a mission in your leisure time:  In play time, choose the light of caring and being fair; not the dark of cheating and playing only to win.  Based on John 3:14-21  A way to live a mission in your leisure time based on John 3:14-21, a reading from the Revised Common […]

Life App for the week of the Third Sunday in Lent, 3/4/18 to 3/10/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world:    Be ready to change destructive ways of life for ways that build life up—with God’s help.    Based on John 2:13-22    A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 2:13-22, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for the week of the Second Sunday in Lent, 2/25/18 to 3/3/18

A way to live a mission in your community:  Serve and help your community in Jesus’ way of caring and being fair; do not exploit or be hard on its members by being greedy or hard of heart.  Based on Mark 8:31-39  A way to live a mission in your community on Mark 8:31-39, a […]

Life App for the week of the First Sunday in Lent, 2/18/18 to 2/24/18

A way to live a mission in your work:  Reflect on your work to see how God could be using it to make life better for all of us.  Based on Mark 1:9-15  Away to live a mission in your work based on Mark 1:9-15, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the First […]

Life App for the week of the Transfiguration, 2/11/18 to 2/17/18

A way to live a mission at home and with friends:  In talk with your family and friends about Jesus, be sure his death and resurrection shape what you say and believe about him.  Based on Mark 9:2-9  A way to live a mission at home and with friends based on Mark 9:2-9, a reading […]