“On the Way” document: https://nwos-elca.church/on-the-way/
Learn more about the “On the Way” at https://nwos-elca.church/on-the-way/ and https://nwos-elca.church/2021/10/27/innovator-learning-academy/
In a world where traditional forms of worship and fellowship may not be as effective, it becomes crucial for the Church to find new ways to connect with people and share the message of Jesus. This is where Fresh Expressions of Church comes into play. Terri and Dee got a chance to sit down with Calla Gilson, a passionate advocate for fresh expressions and a staff member at the Northwestern Ohio Synod.
In this thought-provoking conversation, Calla shares her insights on how churches can engage with their communities and resonate with people outside traditional church settings. Together we explore the power of embracing a mixed ecology approach, where the beauty of the incarnation is simplified and reflected in everyday life. Calla’s inspiring quote, “Somehow, the stuff of life resonates with people outside the church more than our bells and smells and shiny things,” challenges us to reevaluate our approach to sharing the Jesus story.
Throughout this immersive conversation, we dive deep into practical strategies and innovative practices that foster authentic connections and nurture new communities.
Gain valuable insights on how to navigate the complexities of a regional church system and create a meaningful impact in your community.
- Understanding the concept of mixed ecology in a regional church system
- Simplifying the incarnation and embodying the Jesus story in everyday life
- Reevaluating traditional church practices to resonate with people outside the church
- Strategies for engaging with communities and fostering authentic connections
- Nurturing new communities and embracing innovative practices
- Creating meaningful impact in a regional church system
Join us for this compelling conversation with Calla Gilson as we explore the transformative power of cultivating a mixed ecology in a regional church system. Discover how to authentically connect with your community and share the essence of the Jesus story in a way that resonates with people’s lives.