The Diocese of Edmonton’s Thomas Brauer shot this video of his interview with Bishop Steven Croft,
who will be a speaker who will be a speaker at both Vital Church Planting West & Easy conferences this May.
Videos presented by speakers affiliated with the Institute of Evangelism.
This introduction to a new monastic, missional community in Toronto’s west end was posted at the Anglican Church of Canada’s Ministry Matters web site.
Jeremiah Community members, in order of appearance:
The Rev. Lance Dixon, team leader
Meagan Crosby-Shearer, pilgrim/spiritual care
Rob Crosby-Shearer, director of community formation
Sam Harding, community networker
In May of this year, Canadian filmakers Bill Kinnon & Imbi Medri shot an interview between Bishop Graham Cray and the Revd Annette Brownlee, discussing the Fresh Expressions Initiative. In a wide ranging conversation filmed at Wycliffe College, Toronto,, Bishop Cray gives an overview of the initiative, as well as describing Anglo Catholic and Evangelical examples in England.
Sue and Andy Kalbleisch created this new video about Church on Tap, a Pub Church in Southern Ontario:
I’m delighted we’re having the Vision Day, and I encourage folks to come and listen and hear, because what Fresh Expressions does, is it reaches out to those who are unchurched and dechurched, and it reaches out to them where they are.
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Everybody needs a story
All human beings need a story to belong to,
South African novelist Athol Fugard has written,
“The only safe place is inside a story.”
Philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre says why being part of a story is important for him:
“I can only answer the question, ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the
prior question, “Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?”
Christianity claims to be just such a story, a safe place (though also a place of risk and excitement) and a story that helps us know what to do and how to live.
Indeed, Christianity claims to be The Story, the true and ultimate story which God the Creator is writing about our world, and which we are invited to participate in.
It is as though God is making a movie about our world. Jesus is the casting director, willing to give any interested person a part in the story, a part that is just right for them, a part which will affirm them and stretch them beyond their wildest dreams.
You want to know how the story looks to date?
The “Building Blocks” videos tell this story in eight parts:
1. Everyone has a Story (Stories, Maps and World-Views)
2. “Once Upon a Time…” (The Creation)
3. “But Then One Day…” (How things went wrong)
4. The Artist Starts Over (Understanding the Old Testament)
5. Enter the Hero (Why was Jesus the way he was?)
6. The Crucial Battle (The Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
7. Act Five is Missing: What Shall We Do? (Living as a follower of Jesus today)
8. The End of the Beginning (The Bible lifts the curtain on the future)
Each session includes…
This series evolved and was field-tested with twenty groups of high schoolers who were Leaders-in-Training at Ontario Pioneer Camps between 1981 and 1997.
Here are some of the things they said about ìBuilding Blocksî:
Although high schoolers were the initial audience, this series speaks to people of all ages and in all contexts who want a fresh, integrated approach to Christian belief and life.