Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Christianity Explored - Uncover Luke

Tomorrow afternoon we'll continue our Christianity Explored Bible Study,
for every age-group!
We have now a regular group of students,
so after having completed our studies on
the Gospel of Mark, we'll interact with the Gospel of Luke, using the Uncover material.

We run these public meetings hosted by the Café of the theatre we use for our Sunday meetings as church!





Uncover - See for Yourself!,
is an interactive Bible Study  created by UCCF to engage with Luke's Gospel, which was written as an investigation into the life and purpose of Jesus Christ.
Uncover will help us to investigate Jesus’ claims and experience the life he offers.

Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Luke 7: 36–50 and we'll see how
Jesus transforms the priorities of those he meets by doing and saying things
that surpass their hopes and expectations!

Sunday Service: Genesis 43

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Justin we'll engage with  
Genesis 43: The work of reconciliation!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
in the certainty that our old self was crucified with Him, but the life He lives he lives to God. So we consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus!  
Romans 6:6-11






Giovanni & Matteo will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project for kids, in which week by week kids engage with the same passages from Genesis and
families will have activities to keep interacting with
God's Word during the week.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Theology for Breakfast with Porterbrook!

Tomorrow we'll continue
with our meeting:  
Theology for Breakfast!

Following Luther's Table Talks example, we'll meet from 9am to 11am @ Central Café
in Mezzolara where, while enjoying a breakfast with capuccino & croissant or
bread + butter + jam,
we'll engage with God's Word discovering the beauty of theology in our everyday life!

We'll interact with the Porterbrook module:
The Bible in Missional Perspective.
With Stefano we'll engage with Unit 3:
Our Solution Promised (Abraham)

Together we'll walk through the Bible as the story of God's mission to redeem the world through his Son. We’ll find out why the church is so central to mission, and how to see everyday life through the Gospel lens.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - The Good Samaritan



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.

We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.





 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: The Good Samaritan!

We'll play lots of fun games like:
Quick Quick, A contagious Act, 
The Basis, Dodgy Dodge, 
Think About It, Forever Enemies, 
Frenemies, Observing, Acting Out,
which will serve as illustrations to  
Stefano's Talk from Luke 10:25-37
where we'll see that our love for our neighbour as ourself, is the fruit of the love for God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our strength and with all our mind, that only Jesus can give us!!!

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Gospel Coalition Italy - Board meeting

This afternoon Stefano will meet with the national board members of the constituting The Gospel Coalition Italy

It is a privilege to serve alongside these pastors from across Italy,
to serve and equip Italian churches with a missional and gospel centred vision of God's calling.

We'll also work at the first TGCI national conference on May 2018,
with guest speakers D.A. Carson.

YfC High School Ministry - Social Media

This morning Stefano will meet with YfC Italy staff
to work on a new programme for the High School Ministry
engaging with social media & youth culture,
in order to be Jesus' Salt & Light for this generation,
in being anchored to the Rock and geared with the times!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 42

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Stefano we'll engage with  
Genesis 42: The Prison of Sin and Jesus' journey of Redemption!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who has been sent by God to proclaim liberty to the captives and to set at liberty those who are oppressed! Luke 4:16-21





Nino & Raffaela will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project, in which week by week kids engage
with the same passages from Genesis and families
will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word
during the week!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Fruitfulness & Faithfulness



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.






 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme:
Fruitfulness & Faithfulness!


We'll play lots of fun games like:
Faith-ful, Other halves, 
Seeds & fruit, Faithful stories, 
Classic Faith, Blind Snacking, 
The Box Problem, Sticking to it, 
I'm faithful to..., Mouldable Bendable, 
The final line up, Rewards,
which will serve as illustrations to  
Justin's Talk from 2 Timothy 2:11-13
where we'll see that when we are faithless,
Jesus remains faithful!!!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 40-41

Tomorrow evening we'll continue with
AppGenesis (Applying Genesis), 
our series of Mid-Week Bible Studies in which we'll keep interacting & applying what we're learning through the preaching in our Sunday Morning services.

Justin will lead this time where as 
church-family we'll engage with what 
we are studying from the book of 
Genesis chapters 40-41!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 41

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Justin we'll engage with  
Genesis 41: Living the Gospel as 
God's blessing for the nations!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
since God when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:5-7





Stefano & Stefania will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project, in which week by week kids engage
with the same passages from Genesis and families
will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word
during the week!

Friday, 2 February 2018

YfC Italy - Bologna Training Course


Tomorrow we'll have the 3rd meeting for the YfC Italy - Bologna Training Course.

Susan, YfC Board Member, will teach about Teaching Scripture to teenagers.
Stefano, will teach about Gender Identity and Jesus' Gospel of Grace and New Life!

Please pray for the teachers that we'll transmit Gospel clarity and Jesus' passion for the lost.
Pray also for the students, some of them are YfC staff, some are youth workers in their churches, and for Maura and Marco from our church, who regularly help at MySpace Budrio!


Thursday, 1 February 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - You are what You compare to



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.

We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.





 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme:
You are what You compare Yourself to!!!


We'll play lots of fun games like:  
Casa Surace Nord Vs Sud, 
The Ultimate Thief, This One or That One,
Up & Down, Free at Last,
Back Pictionary, Emotion Charade,
The Whole Picture, The Highlight Reel, 
which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from John 8:31-36 where we'll see
that when Jesus sets us free,
we will be free indeed!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Prayer & Envisioning Meeting

Tomorrow evening we'll have
our mid-week prayer &
envisioning meeting.
Our desire is to build up our church to have a passion for our community with a global vision for the work of the Lord!

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 
Romans 8:26-27

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Outreach with under-age asylum seekers: Basketball Clinic

Tomorrow we'll continue
our outreach programme for migrants at the HUB for under-age asylum seekers in Budrio,
in partnership with YfC Italy.

In a village next to Budrio,
last year was opened the second biggest centre of the Bologna area, to host under-age migrants landed in Italy. At the moment they host about 30 kids, mostly Muslim, from various African and Asian countries.

We offer a series of Basketball Clinics with Coach Chris Bilyeu,
a former Principal, Teacher and Coach of Basketball, Baseball
and American Football from Oklahoma, now part of
the Bologna staff of YfC Italy.
We are very excited for this opportunity for our church to reach out these kids and for the new partnership with the manager of the Mezzolara Sport Centre.
Join us in praying for Chris and us that we'll be able to share
Jesus' Love to these kids, the HUB staff and the Sport Centre staff,
in words and actions.



Saturday, 27 January 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 40

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.

With Justin we'll engage with  
Genesis 40: Living the Gospel as 
God's blessing for the nations!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us! Galatians 3:13






Giovanni & Raffaela will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project, in which week by week kids engage
with the same passages from Genesis and families
will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word
during the week!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - You are what You See



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.






 

Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: You are what You See!

We'll play lots of fun games like:  
Jumanji2 & Avatars, Cereal Box Shrink,
What's Changed, What Really Matters,
Finding Truth, Celebrities Renderings,
Influencers, Choose One, which will serve
as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from
1 Corinthians 1:13 + John 15:12-14
where we'll see how huge is Jesus'
love for us!