Caloundra Explorers – Revisioning a Church for the 21st Century

Caloundra Explorers GroupCaloundra Uniting Church

56c Queen St Caloundra

Gathering Sunday 15th April 2018 – 5.30pm

Revisioning a Church for the 21st Century
with Special Guest Dr. Paul Inglis.

[A progress report on the Revisioning Project]

with bring and share finger food meal at 6.40pm.

Caloundra Explorers have been developing over many years a contemporary gathering format that includes a conversation with critical thinking about a relevant topic of concern. This is embedded in a context of reflection, song and food. There are many innovative elements in the gathering which breaks with traditional worship, captures much of the mood of the original Jesus followers and draws on contemporary elements of meditation, community peace and solidarity,

Dr Paul Inglis is CEO of the UCFORUM and chair of the Progressive Christian Network Queensland. He was for 11 years the Community Minister at Dayboro Uniting Church where he and Robyn remain and assist with its development. Dayboro UC also has a thriving Explorers Group. Previously Paul was a Teacher, Principal and Lecturer in Education at QUT. The Revisioning Project is a healthy discussion about change and adaptation that is needed in the Christian Church to make it relevant to people in the 21st century.  There was an enormous response to Paul’s questions:  What practical initiatives will help the Church become a significant part of society, give integrity to its work and attract new members as followers of Jesus? What do progressive Christians want the church to be like? and this is being analysed to move the discussion on to a practical stage.

Ideas have been offered from former moderators, clergy, lay people, theologians, writers and people who have left the church but have an abiding interest in the role of the church in our life journeys.

At this gathering there will be further opportunities for feeding ideas into the project.

Everyone welcome. Further enquiries to Paul


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