We all know that Canada has changed dramatically with regards to Church participation. Church leaders can't seem to keep up with the pace of these changes. Denominational leaders often attempt to adjust their ministries by trying something new. Church planters, on the other hand, are starting on fresh and uncharted territory. I believe that both approaches are relevant to those who are migrating from a church that either they are fed up with and / or they are no longer satisfied with.
As part of the bi-annual Church Planting Canada Congress October 24-26, New Leaf ministries, Fresh Expressions Canada and the Anglican Diocese of Montreal, will be hosting a unique conversation to introduce Canadian Church planters and denominational leaders to the Canadian missionary crisis of the Dones (those who have given up on church and decided they are better off without it) and the Nones (those who are unaffiliated with any organized religion).
Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson will set the tone for the day by sharing her commitment to reaching those who might never participate in traditional forms of Church. The day will include listening to engaging story tellers as we navigate the key sociological, theological and practical themes of the evolving story of secularity in Canada.
Please consider joining us also for the whole Church Planting Congress http://www.churchplantingcanada.ca/congress-2017/ as we all journey together listening, learning and centering ourselves around Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
(Missioner, Anglican Diocese of Montreal)