Fresh Expressions Canada launches free resource for churches
After a year and a half spent developing and testing this new, made in Canada, free resource, “Reimagining Church:shaped for mission” is ready to be launched!
Developed by Dr. John Bowen, Professor of Evangelism and Director of the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto), the five session course helps churches start the conversation around what it might mean to be a church shaped by and for God’s mission in our world. The course addresses questions such as, “How should the church respond to the changes in our culture?” and “What is the future of the church?” It is intended for those who realise that the church is facing serious challenges and who want to play a part in its re-shaping.
The first three sessions look at changes in our Canadian culture, the spiritual resources the church has to respond to the challenges, and what it means these days to be a “Christian.” Then, in the fourth session, participants explore some of the ways churches are already changing and adapting in order to be more effective. Finally, participants are asked to consider what this might mean in their own situations.
Reimagining Church involves lots of group discussion, colourful visual presentations, thought-provoking video, Bible discussion, opportunities for prayerful reflection, and refreshments.
Reimagining Church materials (teaching files, notes for the instructor, handouts, etc.) are freely downloadable from the Fresh Expressions Canada website, www.freshexpressions.ca/courses.
This may just be the most eye-opening course you will ever take . . . for free!