A hybrid practice group
Dates: 2020 online and in-person meeting dates to be announced
Instructor: The Rev. Tim Hodapp, Canon for Mission Collaboration, Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Looking to connect with others who are trying on new ways of joining up with God’s mission? Join a community of other ECMN Episcopalians and journey together as you try out different practices and share learnings. Try new experiments in your faith community, and reflect on what you discovered through “success” as well as “failure.” Online readings will deepen your faith and challenge your imagination about what the Holy Spirit is up to around us, and how the people of God can join in!
Who should join in?
- Lay and/or ordained leaders from any ECMN faith community, excited to try out missional experiments in their faith communities.
- Anyone interested in learning more about some of the practices comprising the Way of Jesus and how those practices can deepen their lived faith as well as the life of their faith community.
- Those in formation for Holy Orders
- Familiarity with the basics of Missional Leadership will be very helpful — if you’ve taken ‘Missional Leadership I’ or read books by Alan Roxburgh, Dwight Zscheile, you have what you need to get started here.
To be announced
Registration coming soon.
What previous participants said:
“The Lab did two things for me that were really helpful. It raised relevant/challenging questions about the mission of our faith communities – what it can/should be; and it provided lots of practical, doable ideas for how to help our communities live that mission. I find myself applying the insights I gained all the time in small and big ways.”
-The Rev. Larry Bussey
“Missional Leadership Lab is the right balance of reading and practice for any person who seeks a deeper experience of being church in the world. The readings, online discussions and the experiments from month to month helped me connect tradition and theology with real practical applications in real time. I learned how to read scripture closely, share the Good News with others, walk with others in community, and envision church in new ways. I learned again that I was a disciple of Jesus who called me to follow him in the Way.”
– The Rev. John Sullivan