Grieving the loss of church as we knew it

by Jan 17, 2017Featured, Vibrant Faith

Like you we are stunned at how quickly and profoundly our world has changed, and how many of those changes have upended so much of “what works” for the formation of faith. We too are grieving that the formational systems that churches put in place for the last 100 years are simply no longer doing the job. Making disciples today much less sustaining growth in faith is not easy.

And like you, we care deeply about people developing and living out a deep and vibrant faith.

And alongside you, we are ambassadors for the Spirit’s work in generating vibrant faith.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.”

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Our work with churches and ministry leaders puts us in this amazing place where we have the privilege of seeing where God is bringing new life in and through the church. Here’s a glimpse of what we see is at the center of what God is doing:

  • A movement from event-based discipleship to whole-life discipleship.
  • A movement from formation as enlightenment to formation as relational attachment.
  • A movement from leadership as power to leadership as humble exploration.
  • A movement from “I teach you the faith” to the faith forming tools are in my hand, almost all the time.

A 21st Century Faith Formation for a 21st Century Church means taking three key questions very seriously.

  1. How do we structure our churches to nurture transforming relationships?
  2. How do we enable digitally engaging ministry?
  3. How do we actually do adaptive leadership?

You see, there are moves you can make toward vibrant faith.

We’re please to announce and invite you to join the Vibrant Faith team and your fellow adaptive faith formation leaders for a Summit to spend three days living in to the how to’s of vibrant faith for today’s world.

The very first vibrantfaith Summit is a launch event April 25-27 in Minneapolis, MN. This kickoff is built for you- influential leaders who will get a taste what God is doing through of this uniquely designed and facilitated event.  We’re also excited about partnerships that will take this event all across the country. Learn more, get registered, or start planning your local gathering all by clicking the button below.

Let’s do this. Together. 

 

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