Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Connect Together Gospel Churches

Tomorrow we'll spend the whole day in Imola where the local Acts29 church-plant La Rocca in Imola, has organised a
Get Together Day for nearby churches!





4 local churches will come for this day of fellowship and envisioning for a Gospel partnership: La Rocca church, Ravenna Baptist Church, the Evangelical Church in Forlì
and our Impatto Budrio church-plant.

Jonathan Gilmore will preach from
John 4:34 My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
Then we'll have a bring and share fellowship lunch together.

In the afternoon Stefano and Giuseppe
will lead a get to know each other time
by playing some games and sharing the stories of our churches and communities.

Pray for this day and that more Gospel Partnerships will be established in Italy.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Youth for Christ Italy: National Board Meeting + YfC Day

Tomorrow afternoon 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!


On Saturday we'll have a Youth for Christ Italy Day for all supporters, associates and volunteers!

In the morning Ester, Stefano and Giuseppe will teach about youth clubs and how to use the Rock Solid material & website.
In the afternoon we'll have a business meeting and a feedback from this year + envisioning for the next year!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mid-week meeting - Being Church


Tomorrow evening we'll continue our mid-week series of studies on Church Membership & Confession of Faith.

Together we'll interact with every statement of The Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement engaging with God's Word and applying it to our everyday life!



Jonathan will lead this meeting in which we'll engage with the sixth statement:  The Gospel.

We'll engage with the biblical concept of church membership and the importance of being the local body of Christ witnessing His Gospel in Budrio, while experiencing a biblical interdependency with the other local churches who share this Confessional Statements, and the global body of Christ!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Sunday Service: The Lord's Prayer: Our Father in heaven!

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 a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.

We'll have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!



Tomorrow we'll continue our series on:
The Lord's Prayer: Our Father in heaven!

Stefano will preach from Matthew 6:9 engaging the church to understand Jesus' revolutionary teaching in calling
The Lord of heaven Our Father.

Maria will lead the time with the little ones!



To provoke our thinking, we'll read Jacques Prévert poem:
Pater Noster (1946)

Our father that art in heaven
Stay there
And we will stay on the earth
Which is sometimes so lovely

Thursday, 21 April 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - UEFA Euro 2016: Team Building!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.




We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.




Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme: UEFA Euro 2016: Team Building!


We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: Human Table Football, The Penguin Game, Spider Cup, Teamwork, 
The J Team, Finish My Sentence, 
Lose The Balloons, Three-Legged Football & Part of the Team, which will serve as illustrations to the Talks given by
Stefano from Matthew 9:9-13 and
Giuseppe from Revelation 3:20!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mid-week meeting - Being Church


Tomorrow evening we'll continue our mid-week series of studies on Church Membership & Confession of Faith.

Together we'll interact with every statement of The Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement engaging with God's Word and applying it to our everyday life!



Jonathan will lead this meeting in which we'll engage with the sixth statement:  The Gospel.

We'll engage with the biblical concept of church membership and the importance of being the local body of Christ witnessing His Gospel in Budrio, while experiencing a biblical interdependency with the other local churches who share this Confessional Statements, and the global body of Christ!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Molinella Middle-School RE Project + Budrio Summer Camps Presentation

Tomorrow morning, Jonathan & Stefano
will be @ the Middle School of Molinella,
a town next to Budrio.

We'll speak to 4 classes during their RE lessons about Who are the Evangelicals 
and what we believe!
We'll start from the 5 Solas of Reformation up to our present Gospel-centred life!
In the afternoon we'll be at Budrio Town Hall presentation of the 2016 Summer activities.

We'll be given the opportunity to present the 2016 Exch@nge English Sport Camp to the many local parents will be there.

Please pray for this great possibility and that we'll be able to meet more local families!

Friday, 15 April 2016

The meaning of being human - Series of Conferences + Joint Service


This weekend we'll have a series of conferences on the gnostic gospels in Bologna.


The main speakers will be, Nicholas Perrin, professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College and Pietro Ciavarella, director of study at Accademia Teologica Logos.

This evening there'll be a conference in Bologna's University Library on: The debate between
proto-gnosticism and primitive Christianity.
Tomorrow, there'll be a day conference on:
Canon and gnosticism in primitive Christianity.

On Sunday we'll have a joint service of the five churches we're partnering with.
Prof. Nicholas Perrin will preach on: Knowing the Sower from Matthew 13:1-12

Thursday, 14 April 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - What are you searching for?



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.




Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme: What are you searching for?


We'll consider how, like Dory, we are all searching for the deep meaning of life.

We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: Finding Dory, Design a Fish, 
What are you searching for?, Know what are you're after?, The Light in the darkness, & Wrong Uns which will serve as illustrations to the Talk given by Giuseppe from Matthew 7:7-8.

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sunday Service: The Lord's Prayer + Gospel Centred Family Conference

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 a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.

We'll have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!



Tomorrow we'll start our new series on:
The Lord's Prayer.
Stefano will preach from Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6:5-13 engaging the church to understand the context of the Lord's Prayer and how we can grow in understanding Christ while growing in His Gospel!

Jenny will lead the time with the little ones!





In the afternoon we've organized a conference on:
Gospel Centred Family,
based on the book of Tim Chester and Ed Moll.

Jonathan will engage us to understand
the joy, calling, challenges and responsibilities
to be Gospel-centred parents!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Helping @ San Lazzaro Food Bank Collection

Tomorrow afternoon we'll help our friends from San Lazzaro church @ the food bank collection organised by San Lazzaro Town Hall.

This is a practical expression of Christian fellowship in supporting our friends in serving and reaching out in their community.

Please then pray for Giovanni, Stefano and Marco who will serve tomorrow in two food stores of San Lazzaro.
We're specially encouraged by the passion of Marco who's a recent contact, growing in his desire to know the Lord and serve Him!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Ready for Change!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.

We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.


Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme: Ready for Change!

We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: The Wind will Change, Quick Change, Rule Change Football, Tower Pong & Changing Cheerfully which will serve as illustrations to the Talk given by Stefano from Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Mid-week meeting - Being Church


This evening we'll continue our mid-week series of studies on Church Membership & Confession of Faith.

Together we'll interact with every statement of The Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement engaging with God's Word and applying it to our everyday life!



Stefano will lead this meeting in which we'll engage with the fifth statement:  The Plan of God.

We'll engage with the biblical concept of church membership and the importance of being the local body of Christ witnessing His Gospel in Budrio, while experiencing a biblical interdependency with the other local churches who share this Confessional Statements, and the global body of Christ!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Acts29 Europe Conference 2016 - Rome


Today Stefano and other church-planters and pastors will travel to Rome to participate @ the 2016 Acts29 Europe Conference.

In this 3 day conference we'll explore alongside other church-planters from all around Europe the great call to reach our our nation & continent!


The main speakers will be:
Matt Chandler, president of Acts29 and
Steve Timmis, executive director of Acts29.

We'll be exposed to Theological Clarity Sessions, Cultural Engagement Sessions and Missional Innovation Sessions!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Sunday Service @ Forte Torre Church


Tomorrow morning we'll join our
friends from Forte Torre Church
for their Sunday service.




Stefano will preach from John 17:20-26 engaging the church with our Lord's High Priestly Prayer for us today!

Together we'll learn from Jesus how  to pray for His Church!

Sunday Service + Gospel Centred Family Conference

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 a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.

We'll have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!



Giuseppe, the YfC intern is with us till May,
will preach on theme of Freedom in Christ!

Justin will lead the time with the little ones!

In the afternoon we've organized a conference on:
Gospel Centred Family,
based on the book of Tim Chester and Ed Moll.

Stefano will introduce this theme interacting with
how our culture sees family. We'll watch clips of two TV programmes broadcast now Italy showing two opposite models. The first is "Fixer Upper" who presents Christian family Chip and Joanna Gaines at work. The second is "High Infidelity" who portrays the breakage of engagements and marriages due to infidelity!

Jonathan will then engage us in exploring the deep meaning of Family and Gospel in a society that distorted and forgot both.