Adult Christian Formation, Spring 2017: Making The Shift

Making the SHIFT: a 10 week discovery process for the Parish.

What’s it all about?

We all know that the cultural ground upon which the 20th century church stood has shifted. Making the SHIFT is based on research and the experience of churches and ministers around the Southeastern US. This discovery process is designed to help us understand the realities of the current situation, a direction to follow in fulfillment of our call to think the mind of Christ, to love with the heart of Christ, and to act in the world as the Body of Christ.

The good news is that “the church must change, but need not die.” The shifts will help us to see what needs to change and what mustn’t change in order for us to be disciples together on mission. Please join us as you are able for this 10 week adventure: we’ll meet in the Parish Hall at 9:30 on Sundays through mid-May. We’ll kick off the SHIFT on 2/26 with an introductory session and a brief small-group time.

The book on which the Shift program is based, “SHIFT : Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church“, by Mark E. Tidsworth, is available for purchase in paperback for $18 on Amazon ($10 Kindle format). There are 10 copies of this book available in the parish hall which you may purchase or borrow. The field guide that accompanies the book, “Making The Shift Field Guide, Implementing the Three Big shifts from the Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church” is a special edition for the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina and is available in the parish hall.