Fruitfulness on the Frontline Resources

ITree800 (1)n February 2015, a number of churches started using the LICCs excellent resource, Fruitfulness on the Frontline.  Check out our summary of the resource contents here.

To assist other churches that want to join in on the FOTF journey, we’ve collated some ideas and resources here.  For more information, contact Murray Wright at info@malyonworkplace.org.au or phone 0406 766 240.

Sermons:

Background sermon:  For churches that have not used the Life on the Frontline material, it is helpful to introduce the congregation to two key ideas – the sacred/secular divide and frontline.  Here is a sermon Murray Wright gave at HumeRidge Church of Christ to  that covers these topics – Preparing for Fruitfulness on the Frontline

Fruitfulness on the Frontline PPT template – a series of slide masters for sermon presentations

Week 1: The Big Picture

Week 2: Modelling Godly Character

  • Peter Millican at HumeRidge Church of Christ (video)
  • Peter Sweetman at Bridgeman Baptist Community Church – includes a This Time Tomorrow segment from an insect scientist (video).  Peter does some revision of key ideas before exploring Godly character briefly.
  • Pastor Nathan Harris at Bridgeman Baptist Community Church (video) – focuses on the clothing Christians should wear on the frontline (Colossians 3:12-17)
  • Sam Jackson at Toowoomba Community Baptist Church (audio)
  • John Roberston at Kenmore Baptist (video)

Week 3: Making Good Work

Week 4: Ministering Love and Grace

Week 5: Making Good Culture

In this extract from “Gospel in Life’, Tim Keller outlines 5 attitudes or ways in which Christians can relate to the dominant, unbelieving culture around them:  LIVING IN THE WORLD THAT IS

Week 6 Being a Mouthpiece for Truth and Justice

Week 7 Messenger of the Gospel

Week 8 The Journey on

Primary Children’s Resources:

Cover of FOTF Primary Resource BookMany churches see the value in having the whole church engaged in the same teaching material.  So, Trish Lane, an Associate Pastor at Bridgeman Baptist Community has developed a fantastic set of parallel resources for primary age children. 

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week One (Primary)

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Two (Primary)

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Three (Primary)

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Four (Primary)

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Five (Primary)

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Six (Primary)

Experiment – The Lord’s Strength – for week six

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Seven (Primary)

Gospel_hand_foldable – for week seven

Fruitfulness on the Frontline – Week Eight (Primary)

Passport for Week Eight – no labels

Label – Galatians 5 22-23

Label – Colossians and Romans

Youth Resources:

LICC have recently uploaded a youth (11-15 year olds) version of Fruitfulness on the Frontline prepared in partnership with Urban Saints.  You can download these resources here or at the links below.

Session 1 A life more fruitful

Session 2 Modelling Godly Character

Session 3 Making Good Work

Session 4 Ministering Grace and Love

Session 5 Moulding Culture

Session 6 Mouthpiece Truth Justice

Session 7 Messenger Gospel

Session 8 Growing in Fruitfulness

 

Bits and pieces:

Theme Song:  Are you looking for a theme song that captures the idea of whole life discipleship and serving Jesus wherever he places us. check out Christ be all around me sung by Micheal W. Smith here.

This time tomorrow: In each service, focus attention on different frontlines with at TTT segment – for details click here.

Workplace Breakfast:  Think about having a workplace breakfast during the series to focus attention on a key frontline – have a panel of workers who can describe how each of the 6Ms are working out on their frontline.  Discuss how you can support one another in challenging workplaces.

Frontline Commissioning and Prayer Night: Bridgrman Downs Baptist Community held a final prayer evening (Program and photos here).  Here’s what they posted in their newsletter:

Somewhere between 400-500 people attended last Wednesday evening’s prayer night to conclude our ‘Fruitfulness on the Frontline’ series. After worship and hearing another amazing frontline story, people gathered in groups to minister to one another. Each person shared about their personal frontlines, was commissioned through the commitment below and prayed over by two members of the group.
Leader: You have been called to go out as a witness to the Risen Jesus. Will you faithfully carry out this ministry to the glory of God and the blessing of those on your Frontline?
Response: With God’s help, I will.

Leader: In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we commend you to God’s grace and the empowering of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord be with you.
It was an incredibly powerful night. The Holy Spirit is doing amazing things in our community and He has plans to bring even greater fruitfulness through every person whose heart is open to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Someone sent the following email after the night… ‘How do I sleep now? After such a time of fellowship, not sure I even turned the ignition on to drive home!’

Church Decoration – ideas for building on the theme:

Here are a few pictures from churches that have used the FOTF series that show the creative ways that you can build anticipation for the series and then keep it in the forefront of the congregation’s mind as the series progresses.

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TCBC – coloured circles and birds were added to the foyer tree as the weeks progressed representing different frontlines

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The 6Ms ‘shingles’ were featured in a prominent place as each week as the series progressed

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Creative use of corflute cutouts to represent different frontlines

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The stage set up to mirror the use of a shadow box in the FOTF DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruitfulness Tree at Humeridge

HumeRidge Church of Christ Fruitfulness tree!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All sorts of frontline symbols were placed in the shadow box – each week when people were interviewed about their frontlines in the This Time Tomorrow segment, they contributed something to represent their frontline.

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