If you would like to create a similar gathering in your region, contact us to brainstorm.
Videos about featured leaders at Playing With Fire
Click here for a great video from one of our very own missional DOC churches, Mission Gathering in San Diego, who will be at Playing With Fire: http://vimeo.com/30665422#
Click here for a video about the Circle Church in Santa Cruz, a Disciples church
that underwent a missional transformation:
This video was shared at General Assembly in 2009, and the church will be at
Playing with Fire!
Watch Yvonne Gilmore, pastor of New Song Community Church in Columbus,
Ohio, share the story of her missional UCC/DOC church:
(the first half is about the UCC; the second half is about her congregation.)
Yvonne will be participating in Playing with Fire!
Several churches included a celebration of the Pentecost Project in worship this past Sunday, and stories are pouring in about what relationships have formed, what healing has occurred and how God has become so real in the community. Please send updates about the Pentecost Project in your congregation to the Regional Office; we would love to have opportunities to share those stories!
If you have not already done a celebration of the Pentecost Project participants in worship, consider using this ritual as a way of doing so:
Celebrating your Pentecost Project Participants in worship
or use it as a template for something better suited to your congregation.
Some congregations ended up having the whole congregation participate in one project (Disciples of Christ Visalia’s vacation bible school was a powerful outreach to children almost entirely outside the church), while others did individual projects in ways that inspired and energized one another to do their own projects with renewed vigor and integrity. Pacific Grove Christian Church watched this video in worship on Sunday that lifted up some of the powerful projects they engaged in this summer:
Is your church a transforming congregation?
Let the denomination know! Click here to register your congregation.
Read About Oakland FCC’s Transformation Journey
This article was printed in the Disciples News Service.
Were you one of the nearly 100 people who was refreshed at the Transformation Oasis in February? If you attended but weren’t able to jot down everything on Ruth’s Power Point slides, here they are!
Bread For the Journey (PDF)
TRANSFORMATION BOOKS for great reading
For information about clergy book groups in your geographical area, contact us
Leader discussion guide for “Transforming Congregational Culture”