What if church were a verb? Something you do rather than a place to go.
Rethink Church” bears a dual message strategy for church “outsiders” and insiders alike. To our unchurched, young adult neighbors, it says, “Think about your spiritual journey and what churches may have to offer you.” To ourselves, it may say, “Think about whether you have anything that young adults would want.” To reconcile these messages – and, perhaps, conflicting expectations – requires effort.
As you review the materials, download the Lectionary Resource, use these themes in your church, and live with this new direction, you will make of it whatever makes the most of your congregation’s context and culture. You, in partnership with the Holy Spirit and the people of your community, will collaborate to “Rethink Church.”
There is a large amount of resources for the local church. These have been created by United Methodist Communications. This effort is supported by the apportioned funds from local churches and annual conferences.
By following this link you can find training, advertising resources, 2010 Lenten Study Guides and much more. Click Here
West Michigan has been hosting a series of training events about Rethink Church. It is not too late to sign up for the next event. January 16, 2010 at Battle Creek FIrst UMC Contact Naomi Gracia for more information.
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