Category: Faith-Friendly

What will be our legacy in 100 years?

Possibility and Next Steps with Regenerating Places of Faith Workshop

This was the question posed by Bill Phipps, former Moderator of the United Church of Canada, at the start of Regenerating Places of Faith, a workshop for Christian faith communities with valuable real estate, often historic buildings, great locations, a history of service to the community alongside the challenges of dwindling numbers, uncertain mission and financial challenges.
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Curious, comfortable or committed

Adult learning at different stages of participation in a church

John Pentland describes three circles of belonging in a church. The people who are the curious, the comfortable, and the committed. What does it mean to be a disciple in these three circles of belonging? The Greek word for disciple is mathetes which means a learner. To be a disciple is to be a learner. So, what does a learner look like in these three circles?
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Church Gym Becomes Microbrewery: April Fools or prophetic utterance

Or why you should attend the April 14 workshop on Regenerating Places of Faith

There is a rumour circulating In Calgary which started on April 1 from the pulpit of Hillhurst United Church and found momentum on the April 2 Monday CBC Morning Show. Hillhurst United Church is going to turn it 1950 annex, attached to the 112-year-old historic church and including a gym, into a microbrewery.
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