The American church is in the middle of a two-decade decline, and the angle of the slide is trending vertical as Gen Z moves fully into young adulthood. By every measure, religious engagement is weakening and a secular/neo-pagan norm is fast gaining traction in the culture. Ministry leaders and religious observers are worried about where this momentum is taking the church, and are scrambling to find solutions. The root cause is a church, like the sheep Jesus compares us to, that has wandered away from “the way of Jesus.” We have edited Him to fit our unexamined expectations and preferences. When this happens, God’s pruning shears come out. In this course we’ll dive into ways the church has subtly edited Jesus, and experience together many practical ways to shift our congregational practices to re-focus on renewal. We’ll explore what living the way of Jesus looks like in our contemporary context.