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Five Gifts of Discipleship

When a baptized Christian affirms the faith, the presiding minister asks the question: Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism? (See box on right.) Our five-fold responses are actually five gifts from God—Spirit-filled gifts given to guide our walk in the newness of life in Christ.

Resources:

  • Living Our Baptism - 5 Bible Studies on the Five Gifts | doc Word  pdf PDF Document

  • Living Our Baptism - Bible Study: Fruit of the Spirit | doc Word  pdf PDF Document

  • Living Our Baptism - New Member Orientation with Five Gifts | doc Word  pdf PDF Document

  • Living Our Baptism - Youth: Rite of Affirmation Preparation | doc Word  pdf PDF Document

  • Living Our Baptism - Magnet of Five Gifts | pdf PDF Document

  • An Implementation Guide: Living our Baptism | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document

  • Bible Study: (Lectionary, 2nd lesson)

  • Five Gifts of Discipleship during Advent and Christmas | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document
    • Theme 1: Emmanuel—God’s Gifts to Us
    • Theme 2: Mary’s Song—God’s Gift to the World

  • Five Gifts of Discipleship during Epiphany | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document
    • Theme 1: The Season of Aha!
    • Theme 2: “Yes I Do!” Resolutions

  • Five Gifts of Discipleship during Lent | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document
    • Theme: Living Our Baptism (based on Philippians)

  • Five Gifts of Discipleship during Easter | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document
    • Theme: Living our Baptism (based on baptism liturgy)

  • Five Gifts of Discipleship during Pentecost | doc Word  pdf PDF Document  Spanish pdf PDF Document
    • Planning Process: Inward and Outward Gifts

  • Music and Prayers | doc Word  pdf PDF Document

  • Overview with Discussion Guide | doc Word  pdf PDF Document Spanish pdf PDF Document

Affirmation of Baptism


Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:

live among God’s faithful people;

hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper;

proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed;

serve all people following the example of Jesus; and

strive for justice and peace in all the earth?”

Response: We do, and ask God to help and guide us.

(Evangelical Lutheran Worship, pg. 236)

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