An Emerging Communities Learning Party
November 1-3, 2018
Victoria, BC – Various Locations
Cost: $50 (includes Saturday Lunch)
Billeting, hostel and hotel options available
Resurrect is a conversation about how the Holy Spirit is moving in emerging forms of Church.
We’ll be talking about Church Plants / Starts (in many forms), Indigenous-Settler Partnerships, Micro-Industries, Re-visioning space for Arts and Mission, Intentional Communities and the renewal of the local Parish in our neighbourhoods, villages and towns in our Cascadian and Canadian Contexts.
Resurrect reminds us that:
- ‘to talk about the death of the Church is bad theology’
- the path of new life comes through death
- we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses
- with Christ, the impossible is a possibility
Held over the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, we will listen to how we may join God’s Holy Spirit in renewing and refining the Church with new expressions rooted in our ancient faith.
We’ll worship with emerging communities. We’ll dream, listen, pray.
Resurrect is meant both for practitioners and curious onlookers.
For Island based-folks, our hope is that at the end of the event, we move forward with a Christ-centred cohort of leaders; of planters, starters, dissidents, schemers & dreamers who are called to re-imagine and re-seed the Church in our post-Christendom contexts within the mainline/mainstream church.
Confirmed resource people:
Liz Sparks (Tacoma Catholic Worker), Paul Sparks (Parish Collective, Author of the New Parish, Seattle), The Ven. Travis Enright (Anglican Indigenous Indigenous Ministry / Standing Stones, Edmonton, AB), Alana Levandoski (singer/songwriter, Brandon MB), LeAnn Blackert (Wild Church, Kamloops, BC), Catherine Pate (Co-Founder – St. Benedict’s Table, Winnipeg), Lacey Brown / Poor Clare (Church of the Apostles, Seattle), Rev. Ingrid Brown (Weird Church, Cumberland, BC), Andrew Stephens-Rennie (St. Brigids, Vancouver, BC), The Rev. Meagan and Rob Crosby-Shearer (AbbeyChurch / Emmaus Community, Victoria, BC) – and more – to be announced.
Sponsored by: The Anglican Diocese of BC Emerging Communities Cohort & BC Conference of The United Church of Canada’s Embracing the Spirit Initiative (LeaderShift), The AbbeyChurch, The Abbey Beverage Collective & The Emmaus Community, St. Mary’s Centre for Community, The ChurchMouse Bookshop, and Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrews Hall – and more – to be announced.
Questions or more information? Contact:
[email protected] or 778.977.7562