January Ventures course to focus on ‘Congregation in Mission’

Church of the Brethren Newsline
December 5, 2017

The next course offering from the “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” program at McPherson (Kan.) College will be “Congregation in Mission.” Congregational life provides settings for persons in community to flourish in their faith. What are the dynamics to allow this to happen?  What are the impediments that get in the way of this flourishing? These and other questions can be a spring board for drawing us into a lively discussion.

The event will work on the concepts of “settler” versus “frontier” churches, and explore how these concepts impact congregational life and mission. The class will be held online Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 9 a.m. to 12 noon (central time). It will be taught by Jim Tomlonson, who has served the denomination in many ways including as district executive minister, campus minister, and associate pastor. He also has served in rural parish ministry.

All classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available for $10 per course. To learn more about Ventures and to register for courses, visit www.mcpherson.edu/ventures .

— Kendra Flory, advancement assistant at McPherson (Kan.) College, contributed this report to Newsline.

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