Participate in these weekly practices—for this election season and beyond—to help you connect with God and others as you seek to become a Kingdom Citizen.

Week 2: The Waters • Belonging

Read:
Acts 2:42-47. What practices characterized the baptized community that understood they belonged to Jesus?

Pray:
Think about friends or neighbors who you know think or believe differently than you. As one who belongs to Jesus, spend time praying for them—for their well-being and that they would know Jesus.

Do:
To cultivate a community of belonging, rather than division or isolation, commit to these three practices when having conversations this week: 1. Ask a question 2. Pause before responding 3. Always include an affirmation or a kind word no matter what

WEEK 1: THE WORD • AUTHORITY

Read:
“The Stories Our Politicians Tell” from Christianity Today.
For further reflection: What story has most authority in your life?

Pray:
Read Psalm 46 or Psalm 113 and thank God for the ways His power and authority are at work to bless the world and care for the needy.

Do:
Because we’re part of a story that shows we are not the ultimate authority, try using this phrase when having conversations (political or otherwise): “But I could be wrong” or “I can see your side” or “But there’s a lot of information I don’t have.”