SPBC LIFE STAGE SUMMER

SERVE THIS SUMMER!

During July and August we will celebrate Life Stage Summer 2017.  As part of the celebration we will host a citywide "Serve this Summer" Community Service Day, Saturday, July 22nd.  Register to serve with members of your Life Stage or serve individually and meet members of your Life Stage.  Join us as we "Serve this Summer".  Encourage others in your Life Stage, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to serve. To register simply click below. Questions: email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 804-463-2441

 
ANIMAL RESCUE SHELTER: BARK BOYS & GIRLS CLUB (3 CLUBS) CAPITAL CITY DIAPER BANK DOORWAYS
FAITH IN YOUR FUTURE MENTORING SERVICES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: RESTORE HANDS ON GREATER RICHMOND: RIVER DEBRIS COLLECTOR HIGHLAND SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
HOME AGAIN HOUSING FAMILIES FIRST (HILLIARD HOUSE) HUNTER HOLMES MCGUIRE VA MEDICAL CENTER (RICHMOND VA) MONTROSE ELEMENTARY
SPBC SENIORS PROJECT HOMES RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE RONALD MCDONALD (CREIGHTON CAMPUS)
SHALOM FARMS SWANSBORO ELEMENTARY VIRGINIA HOMES RICHMOND SPCA

 

This Summer, we will celebrate our life stages, starting on the Second Sunday in July with our Refiners and ending on the last Sunday in August with an All Life Stage Celebration! 

JULY

Sunday, July 9-Refiners (70+) WHITE

Sunday, July 16-Prime Time (60s) GOLD

Sunday, July 23- SMB (11-19) PURPLE & ImagiNATION-(Infant to 5th Grade) YELLOW

Sunday, July 30- Dreamchasers (20s) ORANGE

 

AUGUST

Sunday, August 6- Aspire (30s) RED

Sunday, August 13- Fusion (40s) BLUE

Sunday, August 20- Encore (50s) GREEN

Sunday, August 27- All Life Stage Celebration! Wear your Life Stage color on this Sunday!

 

On YOUR Life Stage Sunday:

Wear your Life Stage Color to Worship Service.  Charisma has ALL colors of Life Stage T-shirts for $10 and Polo Shirts for $27.  Wear your color on your Sunday!

Join us after each Worship Service for a special reception for fellowship, food, and a free life stage gift just for you!  (Creighton-Commons C, Belt-Fellowship Hall, Elm-Multi-Purpose Room)

Take and post an “Usie” with other members from your Life Stage


SPBC LIFE STAGES DEFINED

Every ministry and member of SPBC is part of an organizational model that we call "LIFE STAGES". Within each life stage, we have grown through Small Groups. 


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WHAT ARE LIFE STAGES?

 

It is clear that life is a journey with a beginning, middle and an end. Theorists and theologians point out that where a person is during our journey determines the type of issues and challenges a person faces - and - the caliber of resources they will need to successfully address those issues.

"Life Stages" not only imply that there are different places in life, but also that any one phase builds upon the previous ones. In the same way that a child can't learn how to divide or multiply without first knowing how to add or subtract, the goal of forming healthy adult relationships outside of one's family origin is problematic for a person who has never had acceptable relationships at home. 

 

LIFE STAGE COLORS

WHY DOES A LIFE STAGE NEED A COLOR? WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR? 

Simple - During our worship celebrations, this color-banding is the easiest way to help you identify others in your Life Stage throughout our Church Family. 

IMAGINATION AGES BIRTH TO 10 YELLOW
SMB (SURGE/MERGE/BLUEPRINT) AGES 11 TO 19 PURPLE
DREAMCHASERS AGES 20 TO 29 ORANGE
ASPIRE AGES 30 TO 39 RED
FUSION AGES 40 TO 49 BLUE
ENCORE AGES 50 TO 59 GREEN
PRIMETIME AGES 60 TO 69 GOLD
REFINERS AGES 70+ WHITE

 

PURPOSE OF LIFE STAGES 

1. SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Recognizing that people are in different stages of life, it is our hope to empower people to grow spiritually by providing "Stage Appropriate" formation experiences, groups, curriculum and serving opportunities.

2. ORGANIZATION

By organizing both our ministry programming to address specific "life stages", it permits us to more quickly identify programming gaps, needs and resources.

3. CONGREGATIONAL CARE

In a congregation as large as Saint Paul's, the possibility that someone in need will be overlooked or fall between the cracks is greatly increased - UNLESS we are intentionally organized to ensure appropriate care.

4. STAFF & SERVANT SUPPORT

Organizing the congregation into life stages permits each member to identify servant leaders specifically designated to respond to his or her needs, hurts and problems. Serving, sharing, study and support groups will be able to readily identify which servant leaders are assigned to support, thus decreasing frustration, confusion and the time spent navigating administrative systems.

5. INTERGENERATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Organizing the congregation intentionally into life stages creates the possibility of creating intergenerational fellowship activities where presons in one life stage can benefit from the experiences and energy of persons in another life stage.

6. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING

By focusing our Staff and Servant Leaders, it is our hope that having identified specific needs, hurts and problems, we will be able to develop specialized programming to address them in each life stage.

7. INTENTIONALITY

This concept is a primary driver for the entire model - it is our hope that rather than just doing ministry "hopefully" or "coincidentally" that God will empower us to move intentionally and effectively towards holistic ministry to each person in each stage of his or her life.