Friday, December 17, 2004

Liquid thinking: Many congregations, one mission

How to be church in a diverse city? How to resource congregations for change? How to be one body, sharing Christ’s love into our communities?

A one day seminar exploring mission in our contemporary world.

Saturday 22nd January 9:30-4:30 pm

with: Phil and Dan McCredden, ministers with Church of Christ, Northern Melbourne.

Sessions will include:

Mission through congregation & team

Organisational change

Generational God-spots

From death to life: the Northern story

Creating community and unity in diversity

New models of worship and spirituality

Revitalisation of established church structures

All welcome. Cost: $35 (pay on the day). Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Venue: BCNZ 70 Condell Ave, Papanui, Christchurch.

Register: 24/7 to
or by phone 03-354-4270
(Please note BCNZ office closed from
17 December -17 January.)

Brought to you by:
Bible College of NZ (Christchurch)
Opawa Baptist Church
Angel Wings Ltd.

Five years ago, Phil commenced working as the Ministry Team Leader at Northern Community Church of Christ in the northern suburbs of Melbourne when it was born from the merger of four “traditional” and declining churches. Northern Community has encouraged the creation of multiple diverse worshipping communities and missional teams, each connecting differently with community members. Prior to entering paid ministry, Phil worked as an account manager trained in facilitation, conflict and change management. Phil is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Church Leadership.

Dan works full time as a lawyer and is currently working towards a doctorate in law. She has experience at a variety of levels of church leadership, including lay leadership, worship coordination, church eldership and denominational leadership. She currently sits as the Chair of the Board of Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania. For the past 5 years, she has acted as a lay leader and coordinator of Northern Community’s congregations for young adults.

Dan and Phil have been ministering together (in their various capacities) for 10 years and are passionate about using the creative missional imagination of the “emerging church” to bring change to existing churches. More of their thinking is available here

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