Transformation in Congregations. Some examples from the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Altona . choir that respected the interests of the 50 something age group talents in other musicians hidden overhaul to the children’s music
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Some examples from the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario
About 6 years ago, Mission statement created:“Our Churches are welcoming and inviting communities of faith seeking to share the Gospel in word and deed with people of all ages."
(Whether attend church or not)
i.e. without asking for anything back
“We won’t deny that energy and spirits flagged at times for the family and for us as the months wore on. Yet, having risen to the challenge and being amazed by what could be accomplished when we poured our hearts and souls into it, there was never any sense of giving up.”
Knox Affirming Ministry Process
Realization: didn’t have a clue what God was calling us to do, but figured that God knew, so just be open to whatever walked through the door
decided to sell building and seek more appropriate accommodation
but accepted that uncertainty as part of identity