What does it mean to follow Jesus in a changing culture, in which the Christian story is no longer familiar and the church is on the margins? Post-Christendom is well advanced in most western societies and this is the emerging reality in the US too. How do we respond to the challenges and seize the opportunities? What role does church planting play as we search for relevant ways of being church in this emerging culture? And what can the Anabaptist tradition offer a tradition with centuries of experience on the margins in which many are finding inspiration and fresh perspectives?
Stuart Murray, author of The Naked Anabaptist and Planting Churches in the 21st Century, and Juliet Kilpin, coordinator of the church planting agency, Urban Expression UK, will be exploring these issues in a day conference on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
The event will be held in Riverside California this coming Saturday! If you are in the southern Ca area, join us as we learn and dream about planting expressions of the kingdom of God in post-Christendom contexts!
Here’s the session titles:
Session 1: The challenges and opportunities of post-Christendom — Discussion
Session 2: Anabaptism – a movement whose time has come? — Discussion
Session 3: Church planting – a vital response to post-Christendom — Discussion
$40.00 for onsite attendance. Lunch and CEU included for onsite participation.
$35.00 for webcast attendance. CEU included with online registration. Online attendees will need to answer a few questions to gain CEU. Webcast link and password will be sent by email.
$35 for access to the recorded session. Webcast recording link and password will be sent after the event.
This event is a partnership between: Urban Expression North America, Brethren in Christ, Church of the Brethren, and Mennonite Church USA.