Open Out

Considering 1: What might we look like?

April 06, 2020 Bill Millar Episode 4
Open Out
Considering 1: What might we look like?
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Open Out
Considering 1: What might we look like?
Apr 06, 2020 Episode 4
Bill Millar

After these days of shuttered churches, our time of sheltering in, once more will come a time for opening out. It will not be a return to what was, but some kind of new time for churches - we will need to decide how we open out and to whom we want to be open. Same old, or new people, different people, all people? 

This is the first in our 'Considering' series. Here we dig a bit deeper, get a bit more into the specifics, the messy and wondrous nitty-gritty of opening our communities of faith to everyone, including those with a very different cultural background.

In this episode we pick up on the theme of Curious 1, exploring what we might look like if we truly did 'open out' - looking, for example, at how a traditional Japanese church in Montreal opened itself to their Filipino and Pakistani neighbours and emerged as a rainbow community. 

We look specifically at the different levels of welcome a community might wish to express, from not-welcome to transformational welcome. 

This episode was written and produced before the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was upon us.



Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)

Show Notes

After these days of shuttered churches, our time of sheltering in, once more will come a time for opening out. It will not be a return to what was, but some kind of new time for churches - we will need to decide how we open out and to whom we want to be open. Same old, or new people, different people, all people? 

This is the first in our 'Considering' series. Here we dig a bit deeper, get a bit more into the specifics, the messy and wondrous nitty-gritty of opening our communities of faith to everyone, including those with a very different cultural background.

In this episode we pick up on the theme of Curious 1, exploring what we might look like if we truly did 'open out' - looking, for example, at how a traditional Japanese church in Montreal opened itself to their Filipino and Pakistani neighbours and emerged as a rainbow community. 

We look specifically at the different levels of welcome a community might wish to express, from not-welcome to transformational welcome. 

This episode was written and produced before the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was upon us.



Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)