Date: June 17 to June 19, 2014.
Location: Conrad Grebel University College
Cost: $430 & HST includes lunches, parking and study materials
We have all heard the term, “missional” applied in a variety of ways in recent years. The Rev. Dr. Alan Roxburgh, one of the foremost thinkers in everything missional, suggests that the missional church, in its ideal form, is a unified body of believers, intent on being God’s incarnational presence to the community that surrounds it. The missional church recognizes that God is already at work there, and sets out on the adventure of joining in God’s mission in that neighbourhood. It sounds good. It sounds like what we’re called to, by a God who sends the church into the world. The question is, “HOW do we become that church?” This seminar is designed to offer not just inspiration and new understanding of Christ’s call in our changed and changing context, but most especially, practical help in answering that question, “How?” In this workshop, we will explore how we can shift our congregational mindset from one of, “How can we fix the church?”, to one of, “How can we be the presence of Jesus in the presence of ‘the other’?”, and re-learn the ‘practices of belonging’ ourselves, so that we can then turn out from ourselves toward the communities God loves, in which we live. Knowing that we cannot lead the church further than we, ourselves, are prepared to go, Roxburgh’s goal is to help us become missional leaders who, in turn, can equip the church to enter deeply into a world that “misses God”.
For more information/registration, visit http://www.conciliationservices.ca/, or contact Nan Cressman at 519-742-1299 x 1.