March 20th the Lenten Book Study will be held at 7 pm. Please contact Mike Winslow at m.winslow@ns.sympatico.ca for address. 

 

Lenten Book Study

 

We are always talking about being more missional but we all have trouble knowing what that means and how to do it. The Diocese is trying to help us with the More Mission Schools.

 

At the More Mission School we attended in January we were introduced to a book called Surprise the World! The Five Habits of Highly Missional People by Michael Frost. We have decided that it would be a good Lenten activity to offer a group discussion of the book during weekly one hour meetings starting March 13.

 

The hand out about the book at More Mission School said:

Surprise the World! is a short, easy-to-read book by Michael Frost that challenges every Christian to develop a set of five missional habits that will help you lead the kind of “questionable life” that makes other people ask you whats’s different / unique about you that leads you to live like this. That’s when you get to tell them about the work of God in your Life.

 

B - Bless: I will bless three other people this week, at least one of whom is not a member of my church community

E - Eat: I will eat with three people this week, at least one of whom is not a member of my church community

L - Listen: I will spend at least one period of the week listening for the Spirit’s voice

L - Learn: I will spend at least one period of the week learning Christ

S - Sent: I will journal throughout the week all the ways I alerted others to the universal reign of God through Christ

 

The plan for the book study would be we would read one or two chapters as homework before the meeting and then discuss what we think about it. There are some questions for discussion and engagement in the back of the book that we will use as a starting point. We will meet weekly on Wednesday for an hour starting March 13. We will meet at 2 pm or 7 pm depending on what the group wants. We will meet at the Church or at someone’s home, depending on what the turn out is.

 

The book is $10 plus tax. There are some copies at the Halifax Library but we will order copies for anyone that wants one.

 

Please contact Mike, by Ash Wednesday so we can order any books we need, at m.winslow@ns.sympatico.ca or leave a message at 902-434-2577 to let me know if you plan to attend the discussion group, if you need us to order a book for you and what time you prefer - 2 pm, 7 pm or either are OK.

 

This will be a good opportunity to learn more about that being missional is and some ways to be missional! Looking forward to some interesting discussions!.

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