Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Guidelines 2 - SMARTPHONE



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: Guidelines 2 - SMARTPHONE!


We'll play lots of fun games like: 
App Charades, Real Life Filter,
Emoji Quiz, Slaves of technology,
Smartphone Quiz, Discussion Groups,
Chat Room, Smartphone Addiction,
Role Play, Wise Words
Phone Usage Challenge, which will serve as illustrations to Justin's Talk from James 1:5
where we'll see how Jesus is our true wisdom,
that is the only way to God.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Family Time: to share pizza & Gospel

Tomorrow evening we'll have a Family Time to share pizza & Gospel hosted in Giovanni & Simona's home.

This is a time to grow in our fellowship in the Lord and to invite friends for a genuine & homely family time where
we share the goodness of
knowing Jesus!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Acts 29 Assessment Conference

From today till Wednesday Stefano will take part,
alongside other pastors & church planters,
to an Acts29 Italy Assessment Conference.

This assessment team will evaluate four couples
to be involved in church-planting work in Italy.

Please pray that as assessors we'll be guided by God's
vision & wisdom, showing pastoral care and Gospel clarity!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Christianity Explored

Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our monthly
Christianity Explored Course,
for every age-group!

Christianity Explored is a great way to give people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

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


Tomorrow with Stefano
we'll engage with
Mark 14:1-11 
The meaning of being Christian!
Over 10 sessions in Mark's Gospel, we'll find out about the life and the teachings of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.

Sunday Service: Sola Gratia

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 with our
series on the 5 Solas of Reformation.
With Stefano we'll engage with the 3rd:
Sola Gratia, from Ephesians 2:4-10.
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Jesus, whose death and resurrection prove that
"by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; 
it is the gift of God."






Giovanni & Matteo will lead our children's programme,
in which kids will engage with the same theme
interacting with Jesus' healing of the paralysed man
in Matthew 9:1-8!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Guidelines 1 - Pause Before You Post!



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: Guidelines 1 - Pause Before You Post!

We'll play lots of fun games like: 
Cup Bowling, Head it, Catch it,
String Tie, Post Problems,
Think before you squeeze,
Charlie and the chocolate factory,
Think It Through, Pause a minute,
& Toxic Swamp, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from Proverbs 13:16
where we'll how God's Word gives us
the real wisdom which leads to faith in Jesus  
2 Timothy 3:14-15

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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!

This month we'll focus on the spiritual growth of our church.

We'll pray specifically for the ministries of
Gospel Project for kids, MySpace Club for teens, Worship Team, Christianity Explored and Theology for Breakfast!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Sunday Service: Sola Fide

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 with our
series on the 5 Solas of Reformation.
With Justin we'll engage with the 2nd:
Sola Fide, from Romans 1:16-17.
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Jesus' Gospel, for in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."!






Nino & Carli will lead our children's programme,
in which kids will engage with
the same theme and Bible passage!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Pray for TGC Italy

Join us in praying for tomorrow when in Bologna we'll have the first meeting of the constituting The Gospel Coalition Italy.

Stefano has been asked to serve as Council Member alongside 6 pastors and missionaries from Bologna, Florence and Naples.

Please pray with us for the initial decisions and objective to purse the goals of TGC to serve our nation and to honour Christ name!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Welcome Home!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the first 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: Welcome Home!

We'll play lots of fun games like: 
Welcome Back, Name Bingo, 
Animal Noises, Remember me? 
MySpace Rules, Love Your Neighbour, 
Doggy Welcome, Safe Place, 
Mix&Meet, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from Mark 12:30-31 
where we'll how can we really love
one another in Jesus!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 32-33

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 32-33!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sunday Service: Sola Scriptura

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 with our
new series on the 5 Solas of Reformation.
With Stefano we'll engage with the 1st:
Sola Scriptura, from 2 Timothy 3:11-4:5.
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
the Incarnate Word of God who reveals us 
the Father and His Salvation!






Jenny & Stefania will lead our children's programme,
in which kids will engage with Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Youth for Christ Italy: National Board Meeting

Tomorrow Stefano will be at the National Board meeting of YfC Italy.

Please pray for all the board members to be led by God's wisdom and vision in dealing with the review of last year activities and especially for YfC Italy vision, goals and strategies for next year and the longer terms!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

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!

This month we'll focus on the restart of our activities for young people in our community.
We are glad to the Lord that we're able to partner with YfC Italy and Budrio Town Hall to serve families in Budrio and share the Hope of Jesus with teenagers and young adults!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Sunday Service: Genesis 33

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 33:  
Who is our God?
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who calls us as his own and whom we can call: "My Lord and my God!"







Giovanni & Marco 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, 22 September 2017

Theology for Breakfast with Porterbrook!

Tomorrow we'll start
our new 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 eggs&bacon, or 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 1:
Our Identity (creation).

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.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christianity Explored @ Le Torri Lounge

Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our monthly
Christianity Explored Course,
for every age-group!

Christianity Explored is a great way to give people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

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


Tomorrow with Stefano
we'll engage with
2 Timothy 3:14-17 
The Word of God!

Over 10 sessions in Mark's Gospel, we'll find out about the life and the teachings of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.

Sunday Service: Genesis 32

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 32:  
Who are we fighting with?
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who on the cross fought and won for us!







Nino & Carli 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!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pray for Houston


Tomorrow early morning we'll fly to Houston for a planned visit to our friends from Bethel Church.

After the devastation of the Hurricane Harvey: we'll be involved in meeting with the families of the young people who came in the last years to help @ Exch@nge camp in Italy, in encouraging and serving with the church in their work for those affected by the storms!
We'll keep you updated about our time there through our social media!