New world, new church? Our world and our lives have changed radically in the last twenty years, but has the church adapted to this change? Do we need a changed church for a changing world? Are new forms of church really possible? If so, how can they be developed?
The aim of this course is to explore the ‘why’ of creating fresh expressions of church rather than the ‘how’. The six week course takes us on a journey looking at the ever-changing nature of our social communities and why the church needs to rethink its approach to those communities in meaningful and relevant ways.
The course is designed to present those changes in an informative and interactive way, and is suitable for both clergy and lay alike. The two hour sessions are delivered through verbal presentation, PowerPoint, movie clips, and stories with group participation.
MSI is designed to help groups to consider the ‘mixed economy’ approach to mission, and provides a link from vision days for those who wish to discover more.
Participants in recent MSI courses commented:
‘Worthwhile coming and a challenge – opened my eyes to many things that are possible.’
‘Thank you for being affirmative and challenging my thinking and at times being inspiring and prophetic.’
Mission Shaped Intro will be taught at Wycliffe College on six Wednesday evenings this fall—September 16, 23 and 30, and October 7, 14 and 21, from 7 pm till 9 pm.
The presenters will be Dr. John Bowen and the Rev. Jenny Andison.
The cost will be $60. Students may take the course free of charge.