How can I picture God’s kingdom for you? What kind of story can I use? It’s like an acorn that a man plants in his front yard. It grows into a huge oak tree with thick branches, and eagles build nests in it.”
“How can I picture God’s kingdom? It’s like yeast that a woman works into enough dough for three loaves of bread—and waits while the dough rises. (Luke 13:18-22, The Message)
As Jesus announced the good news of his Kingdom, he depended on the hospitality and generosity of others to do his work, to eat, and even to rest. Did his experience have an impact on his message? Curiously, in our times, the themes of mission, discipleship and hospitality are often seen as separate areas of our lives.
We would like for this course to serve as a space of connection, integration and the deepening of the sense of discipleship in the different areas of our lives. Each session will help us embrace God’s call to hospitality through the study of Scripture, the sharing of our stories and the communal motivation to serve others in practical ways.
As we embark in this study about discipleship, mission and hospitality, we will combine a bird’s eye view of God’s grand narrative with specific encounters between Jesus and his followers (including ourselves) in order to imagine and engage in (new) ways of being the church in a city in need such as ours.
Artwork: Anselmo Swan, Home No. 2, 2018.
Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Renfew Park Community Centre, 2929 E 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC CA V5M 2Y3
- Sep 22: Life Together in the City
- Sep 29: Loving the City
- Oct 6: Finding Each Other in God’s Story
- October 13: Eternal Life and Belonging
- October 23 (Sat) - At Table with Jesus: Visit to A Rocha
Deadline: September 19