How can I encourage and disciple my church to engage in joining God in His mission? What does evangelism look like in a post-covid, post-modern, divided, and polarized world – both in and outside the church? Can we actually get to know our neighbourhood and our neighbours? People haven’t come back to church – why? Where do we even begin to engage, understand, respond and be the salt and light in the world Jesus calls us to be?
There is so much uncertainty in our world today, yet so much opportunity. Churches and ministry teams are thinking hard about how-now do we engage both the people in our churches, and the Nones*, Dones*, and Ummmms*, in our very changed world. If you are uncertain or discouraged, or feeling like the giants in the land are too big to tackle and you know not what to do, then let us encourage you to take a look at these great Learning Cohort Opportunities to Re-orient around the Mission of God from Forge Canada, The Missional Network and The Centre for Missional Leadership. Both Cam from Forge Canada and Tim from the Centre for Missional Leadership were presenters at our CBWC initiative last year: Re-orient: The Church after Covid.
The Neighbourhood Project
“There is no more business-as-usual for our churches. The Spirit of God is calling us to join Jesus in our neighbourhoods.”
The Neighbourhood Project is the place for you as a leader to be equipped in
forming a community of faith that is discerning God’s presence and joining
Jesus in the neighbourhood.
Three of our CBWC churches participated in The Neighbourhood Project last year along with churches from several traditions.
The Leadership Project
The Leadership Project will help you step into a different way of leading through learning new practices that connect you with what the Spirit is already doing among your people.
Centre for Missional Leadership
This opportunity is most fruitful when taken together with a team from your church.
Two CBWC churches were part of the first cohort. Here is the feedback of one of 8 participating leaders at Strathcona Baptist:
“My imagination got deeper and wider for possibilities for our own church. The diversity of EXCELLENT speakers was a huge gift to the time! How encouraging to hear from such a diverse group of people on these different topics. I was quite blown away each time at the quality and thoughtfulness of the speakers. The homework assignments and prompts to talk to my neighbours were impactful. It was so good to hear perspectives on our church from people outside the church!”