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Practice Discipleship – Inculturating the Gospel & When Necessary Use Words

January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inculturating the Gospel & When Necessary Use Words is the second 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.

Inculturating the Gospel: The gospel is the good news for all people, in all places, at all times. And yet the gospel must be translated anew for each generation, made fresh for each culture. What is culture anyway? Learn how cultural intelligence helps to equip us for the work of inculturating the gospel for God’s people in our places and times.

When Necessary Use Words: By now, you’ve likely been admonished by some t-shirt, poster, or bumper sticker to “preach the gospel and, if necessary, use words.” The slogan (inaccurately attributed to St. Francis) appears to turn the Theology of the Word on its ear. On the other hand, the slogan resonates in a culture where explicitly religious speech is met with suspicion or even outright hostility. Still, if “faith comes through hearing” and “God’s Word does what it says,” then should we not also be speaking up for the spoken, preached Word? Along with Scripture, we’ll look at past and present resources from Lutheran and other traditions to guide our investigation.

Details

Date:
January 25, 2014
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.sepayouth.org

Organizer

Molly Beck Dean
Phone:
(267) 323-3762
Email:
mbeck@sepa.org
Website:
http://www.sepayouth.org/

Venue

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon
203 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, 19333
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Phone:
(610) 688-0122
Website:
http://saintlukedevon.org/