RETHINK CHURCH

WHAT IF WE RETHINK CHURCH?

What if church wasn’t just a building, but thousands of doors? Each of them opening up to a different concept or experience of church – and a journey that could change our world. Would you come?

Not in terms of what it is, but what it could be. What would it look like? What would it feel like? What if your church were a place where young adults wanted to be?

It’s not rethinking our theology or rethinking the scriptures, but rethinking the way our church makes contact with the world. In the first century, Jesus’ ministry made his world rethink faith beyond the walls of the Temple and the synagogues. In the 18th century John Wesley called people to rethink church and make the whole world our parish. Today, we are challenging United Methodists to rethink church beyond their walls and beyond Sunday morning worship. And we’re ready to help you do that. You can find help and resources in this brochure, and by visiting rethinkchurch.org.

What if church wasn't just a building, but a thousand doors? Each of them opening up to a different concept or experience of church?

We must speak in a way that is relevant to the concerns of our listeners and offer them empowerment. We must offer messages that speak directly to their needs. Think about all the ways the world has changed since you were a kid. Then think about how the digital revolution has affected the way we communicate. Technology has changed exponentially in past decades, giving us new and exciting ways to share our faith with the world.

To connect with others and to learn how this initiative is helping others around the world, visit www.10thousanddoors.org.

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