Should We Start a Dinner Church?
November 2 | 10:30-12 EST | Fresh Expressions US
Christians in the early church gathered together around a meal, telling the story of Jesus’ last supper, breaking bread, and sharing the cup. Ritualized meals have been practiced by a variety of Christian denominations through the centuries. Churches across the US are experimenting with micro-gatherings via Dinner Church and reaching those who aren’t interested in the norm. Is this ancient-futuristic approach to reaching your community something your church should explore?
Suggested Book: Welcome to Dinner Church by Verlon Fosner
Presenter: Verlon Fosner
Verlon has led an innovative congregation in Seattle Washington since 1999. In 2008 the congregation transitioned from a traditional proclamation church into a multi-site Dinner Church called Community Dinners. In 2016, Verlon joined the Fresh Expression US leadership team and began coaching declining churches, leading “Dinner Church Encounters” across the country, and hosting “Seattle Immersions” at their home, which enables a few leaders at a time to observe Dinner Churches in action followed by training conversations around a fireplace. Verlon holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and has written several books. He and his wife Melodee have three adult children, five grandchildren, a collection of grand-foster-kids, and two grand-dogs.
The deadline to register is October 29, 2021.
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