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kamloops okanagan presbytery
Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery

“Behold I do a new thing! Even now it springs forth do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19

“…I will make a new covenant…I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31 selected



Find the joy!

global movement
Global Movement

You are part of it!

What are we seeing?

what might we do
What might we do?

Attend to our own spiritual practice


laugh, experience joy, pause to enjoy a fresh brewed cup of Jo

Sacred Pauses, yoga, mindfulness meditation,

going on a protest march, what’s helping you?

Attend to your congregations Spiritual Practice

Declare a fast – Advent, daily practice of asking “What is God

showing me? What is God asking us to do about it?

Journal the experience and share in Groups weekly

Richard Bott – Board takes up a discipline of prayer

Unbinding the Gospel Program – Martha Grace-Reese

2 getting missional
#2. Getting Missional

Responding to what God is doing

what can we do
What can we do?
  • Privilege narratives of hope – go to Greenbelt
  • Ask: Where is energy/vibrancy in our community?
  • Where is the intersection of need and passion?
  • Host 360 Stakeholders process – invite community leaders to your strategic planning session, or interview them “What do you think the role of our church is in the community? What do you see? What would you like to see?”
  • Tools: Environics Ministry Report
  • Asset Mapping
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • NCD Survey, IMNA Survey
3 getting epic
#3. Getting EPIC

E - xperiential

P - articipative

I - mage Rich

C - onnectional

Blessing of the hands

awareness test
Awareness Test

EPIC is part of a larger shift in perspective

If its not messy its probably dead.


3 Influences of Change

  • ModernPost Modern







Top Down

Text Based






E - xperiential

P - articipative

I - mage Rich

C - onnectional

Greebelt Festival: Where faith, arts, and justice collide!


Hillhurst United Church / The Swell

Hillhurst United Church

1 – 44s, 2 – 6:33


Where have you experimented with aspects of EPIC ministry in your context?

(Experiential, Participative, Images, Connection)

What is the next step?

what can we do1
What can we do?
  • Engage the creativity of young people
  • Connect with local artists
  • Reclaim/Reframe ancient rituals
    • Sponge liturgy
    • Cloth prayer – Tear cloth into individual strips,
              • Tie prayers into the strips then tie together
    • Prayers of the People
  • Connect with stories of emerging ministries
rhizome cafe
Rhizome Cafe

A café, community space and social justice hub in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories


List as many social enterprises as you can think of?

(any enterprise that makes a better world and also creates revenue streams)

Which of these connects most strongly with your congregation’s mission and gifts?

what can we do2
What can we do?
  • Invest in support social entrepreneurs
  • Get summer students on federal grants
  • Think of ways your current connections with social enterprise can create relational space
  • Bi-vocational connections
multi site worship
Multi-Site Worship

Trinity United Thunder Bay

low tech getting together
Low Tech Getting Together
  • House Church
  • Intentional Communities
  • Regional Staffing models
  • What is your experience with new ways of getting together?
  • What might be the next step for your congregation? How would you raise the question?
6 getting going
#6. Getting Going

Fail MoreHave Fun Experimenting – And Learn

learn act adaptive leadership
Learn/Act (Adaptive Leadership)

Building Planes in the Air

practice improvisational leadership
Practice: Improvisational Leadership

Yes … and!

Accept the offer.

Add your piece.