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Practice Discipleship – Dog Eating Chicken & Theories of Culture

November 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dog Eat Chicken & Theories of Culture is the first training session for Practice Discipleship. This is an opportunity for all congregational leaders to embrace a time to be faithful, thoughtful and intentional for ministry in the 21st Century.

Dog Eating Chicken — What’s that you say? A dog eating chicken? Or did you mean a dog-eating chicken? It’s funny how even when we speak the same language, we have to learn to communicate in a way that makes sense to the people we are talking to. In a missional age, come explore what it means to speak the language of “the people” and share with them a Gospel message that makes sense. In this workshop, participants will explore the ways they might take an old language of faith and translate it into a user-friendly way of sharing the story. Participants will also spend some time learning how to teach others to share their own stories of faith in a way that speaks to their peers.

Theories of Culture: Culture: a familiar word that rolls off the tongue rather easily, perhaps casually, as though it needs no explication. How do we move beyond popular definitions to a deeper understanding of the notion of culture for today? Three assertions:

  • The Christian gospel and culture(s) cannot be separated;
  • We live within a pluriverse of cultures;
  • Congregations are one of those cultures.

This workshop will help participants better understand the reality of culture(s) today for the sake of faithful, truthful, and effective ministry in a missional age.


November 23, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Molly Beck Dean
(267) 323-3762


St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon
203 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, 19333
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(610) 688-0122