Webteam: January 2016
EXPLORING CHURCH FOR THOSE WHO DON'T DO CHURCH
This course is now full. We hope to be able to run it again within the next 12 months.
Do we need a changed church for a changing world?
Are new forms of church really possible?
If so, how can they be developed?
Why should we create fresh expressions of church? The Fresh Expressions mission shaped intro course explores the question... and helps you to find some answers.
Mission Shaped Intro is the Fresh Expressions course of six weeks to rediscover mission and re-imagine church. It is running at St John's Mill, from Tuesday 9th February.
The course is supported jointly by the Methodist, Anglican and URC churches on the Island. It takes you on a journey looking at the ever-changing nature of our social communities and explores why the church needs to rethink its approach to those communities in relevant and engaging ways. The 120-minute sessions are delivered through presentation, movie clips and stories with active group participation.
The former director of training for Fresh Expressions, Andrew Roberts, says:
Our world and our lives have changed radically in the last 20 years but has the church adapted to this change? This course helps people to focus on the big questions as to whether we need a changed church for a changing world. Are new forms of church really possible? If so, how can they be developed?
Alex Brown of SUMT says:
We all need the courage to think about how church must be shaped for today's massively changing world. It's great that this savvy course is being run on the Isle of Man. It's an eye-opener — even a game-changer — for any Christian and their church. I can't recommend it enough.
To start the journey, contact:
Rev David Shirtliff
Download a leaflet and register with Rev David Shirtliff
Registration fee £5 payable to 'The Methodist Church in the Isle of Man'
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