Category Archives: Resources for Groups

FutureChurch?   10 years on and the Church is still dying

Rosemary neave
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Rosemary Neave was behind a venture called FutureChurch funded by the Methodist Church to network and explore new ways of being ‘church’ – particularly those emerging outside the institutional Church. Now living in Christchurch.  

She wrote this recent piece for Methodist Touchstone. Rosemary reflects…

http://www.christianpost.com/news/saving-a-dying-church-94962/
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All the statistics indicate the Church as we know it, is (still) on its way out. Grey haired Senior card holders largely fill the pews, and any work with young people does not seem to have resulted in any pathway of strong belonging as they get older. Continue reading FutureChurch?   10 years on and the Church is still dying

Tips for starting a Local Progressive Group

Extracts from Tips for starting and maintaining a local group from the global network ProgressiveChristianity.org

progressive christianity logoBe able to say in a sentence or two why you want to form the group. For example, do you want to deepen your understanding of the progressive approach to Christianity, be able to articulate a progressive viewpoint in conversations with others, create a supporting community, enhance your ability to strive for peace and justice in the world, some combination of these, or do you have some other objective?  Get clear about what you want to be about. Continue reading Tips for starting a Local Progressive Group