What does the future Church look like? More than better programming we need to explore the grassroots work of movement. Too many of our institutional approaches stymie this work. How can we organize using movemental practices that release the People of God for ordinary mission, social justice, and healing in our neighborhoods? We may need to rethink and reconstruct how we gather to be a genuine Church Without Walls. Join us to learn from global and local movements like the Black Church, the Church in Latin America, the viral Church in Post-Christian Germany and the DNA of early first Century Church. It’s time to move!
In our sixth annual time together, we will plunge into the hands-on-work of being a Church Without Walls with particular emphasis on discovering how global and local movements galvanize and gather. We’ve gathered some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners to awaken us to the possibilities of being a grassroots multiplying movement.
Friday: 2p – 6p
On Friday from 2pm- 6pm we’re offering 3 different Immersion trips into real-time neighborhoods in Philly, led by authentic practitioners. You will get the joy of touring a practitioner’s locality and see key areas, streets, landmarks, events, buildings and borders that have shaped the local work of movement. Along the way you’ll hear their story of what they’ve discovered, what traction they’ve experienced, what hurdles they’ve faced and what hope they have for the future. At the end of the Immersion you’ll enjoy dinner together in their neighborhood.