ReLearning Community

ReLearning Events

ReLearning Community: Niagara Taster Day

Feb 29th, 2020

Have you heard from any of the people who are already participating in ReLearning Community, a two year discipleship training journey?  Would you like to hear more about how you too can participate in this initiative? This one-day workshop on February 29th will answer your questions about the content, process, expected outcomes, and logistics.

INNOVATE Networking Day - Zoom Gathering (May 12 Afternoon)

May 12th, 2020

Join us for a conversation as we continue to live into our ReLearning Community journey in light of Covid-19. 

INNOVATE Networking Day - Zoom Gathering (May 12 Evening)

May 12th, 2020

Join us for a conversation as we continue to live into our ReLearning Community journey in light of Covid-19. 

ReLearning Community Cohort 4

May 23rd, 2020

An online gathering for Cohort 4 congregations.

Family On Mission

Aug 27th, 2020

Do you and your partner ever struggle to find time to attend to both family and a larger calling in the world from God (mission), or experience burnout because the margins you have tried to establish between your “church work” (be it paid or lay) and “family life” are forever blurring into each other? 

October Community of Practice

Oct 17th, 2020

October 17 - 18, 2020 - Building a Discipleship Culture - This two-day event (which is for congregational teams - please make sure your team members are aware of the date) will be an opportunity to experience a Community of Practice gathering and provide space for reflection, conversation and some input as we discern what it is that will best support our ongoing learning. For this weekend we will be revisiting Building a Discipleship Culture.

ReLearning News

What is ReLearning Community?

ReLearning Community is your opportunity to participate in a two-year spiritual journey that will impact you, your congregation, and your community

ReLearning Community encourages us to question our assumptions about discipleship, challenging us to reconsider how we engage each other, our friends, our family, our community, and our world with the gospel story.

"If you make disciples you always get a church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples."

Mike Breen Building a Discipling Culture

ReLearning Community is:

  • A different idea about what it means to be "church" in changing times;
  • A challenge to be more intentional about leading and being lead;
  • A shift in congregational culture emphasizing the making and sending of disciples;
  • A call to recognize how God is present in our lives and discern what we're to do about it;
  • A way to engage in transformative, life-on-life interactions inside and outside the church;
  • A desire for deep, supportive, accountable relationships that invite us to live life together;
  • Intentionally making disciples by building relationships UP (with God), IN (with each other), and OUT (with the world).

Based on the teaching of Catalyse Change, the initial two-year ReLearning Community engagement invites leaders and congregations to shift focus from institutions to people, following the example of Jesus. Jesus intentionally made disciples and invited those disciples to do the same.

ReLearning Community is not about making disciples by building the institutional church through:

  • out-of-the-box programs designed to repackage your church or its activities;
  • marketing programs designed to attract more people to your church;
  • outreach programs designed to do good things in the community;
  • leadership programs designed to make existing leadership structures better.
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