Reaching the Nones and Dones:
A Learning Party
Saturday, June 1, 2019
St. Catharines, ON
As leaders in the Canadian church, we know the religious landscape in Canada has changed. This is both a great challenge and a great opportunity, so we are calling all starters, innovators, and instigators to come to listen, learn and dream together and discover how you could participate in God’s mission in Niagara.
At the Learning Parties you will make new friends and get inspired by courageous followers of Christ who are taking risks in the Kingdom. The Learning Party process is designed to be everything good about a conference only designed around interaction and collaboration. A learning party is to the church space what a “hackathon” is to the tech space. Ideal numbers are about 60 to maximize the environment for stimulating conversations. Instead of listening to message after message by “gurus” and being filled with information, our goal is for genuine generative conversation with those who are walking paths similar to ours and have dreams like us.
What is the goal of the Party:
The goal of a Learning Party is to connect with other Christ followers across denominational lines and see how the Spirit of God is working in various missional expressions in your region. We want people to be encouraged that they too can see ideas and dreams they have, come to fruition. Our vision is that those who’ve longed to start new things can see themselves in the stories of others and within God’s story. Story matters. It’s sacred. Sharing the stories of others, at various stages of their lives and missional endeavours, helps us to see the heart and faithfulness of our God and inspires us to follow the Spirit of God in starting new things; you too can answer God’s call and follow Him in mission.
A New Leaf event hosted by Elle Pyke
Who should attend?
This conference is for anyone interested in exploring the changing religious landscape of Canada.
More about Nones & Dones on the blog
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