The Persistent Parish: NSML Course

Location: ON

Date: March 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sign up for "The Persistent Parish" today!

This course explores the missional movement in churches that may struggle to make space for mission in the midst of their longstanding practices. Some may refer to this as learning about how to “reboot” or “revitalize” a congregation. It can be hard to picture how many new expressions could fit within the long-standing churches where we lead or belong. Where would we fit these creative elements in the midst of our much-loved traditions? How would we create space for the new when we already need so much space for the old? And how could we ever expect our most faithful longterm members to manage the change required to become truly missional?

We will see that space for mission can be created in churches of any age, size, or history. Together, we’ll walk a path that uncovers best practices rooted in experience and creates space for questions, wonderings, and mutual learning. This will all be done in a non-judgemental, open-hearted environment, which will seek to celebrate, not condemn, your ministry context.

What You’ll Learn

This course will guide you in an exploration of the missional movement that invites you to:

  • Identify ways parishes struggle to make space for mission in the midst of longstanding practices,
  • Uncover best practices rooted in experience,
  • Build a culture of discipleship within your established parish,
  • Consider the relationship between mission and hospitality, and
  • Create space for questions, wonderings, and mutual learning.

Sign up for The Persistent Parish through the Niagara School for Missional Leadership.