DATES & TIMES
5 Weekly Sessions
Thursdays, March 2 to 30, 2023
8:30 to 10:00 p.m. ET / 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. PT
With every challenge comes opportunity. With every opportunity there is a challenge. This cohort looks at five of the biggest challenges facing the church in the Western world, helping us to better understand our times and look for ways to see churches strengthened and the gospel advanced in the days ahead. We will look in greater detail at the elements of a “be true to yourself” mindset, the shrinking of Christianity into little more than a personal and privatized faith, the moral revolution that casts traditional Christian morality as harmful and repressive, the rise of intuitional spiritualities and pseudo-religions, and the fragmentation and polarization of our increasingly online world. This interactive cohort will help you connect the dots, better understand people in your neighborhood and in your church, and offer ways of bearing gospel witness in our world.
Those who sign up for this cohort will receive free copies of:
* Physical copies shipped to continental United States. PDF version emailed to registrants outside the continental United States.
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Connect the cultural dots so you can better understand why people in our neighborhoods and churches think and act the way they do.
Instead of bemoaning cultural trends, look for ways to turn some of these challenges into opportunities for gospel witness.
Regain a sense of hope in God’s goodness and sovereignty as we seek a missionary encounter with the world in the 21st century.
MARCH 2, 2023
The Challenge of Expressive Individualism
Explore in greater detail the predominant worldview of our society and how the gospel provides a better vision for humanity.
MARCH 9, 2023
The Challenge of Personalized Faith
Explore the relegation of religion to morality, and to personal and private expressions of spirituality, along with a challenge to proclaim the gospel as public truth.
MARCH 16, 2023
The Challenge of Christian Morality
Explore the implications of the sexual revolution and societal views of Christian teaching on sex and marriage, along with opportunities to minister in a world of sexual revolution refugees.
MARCH 23, 2023
The Challenge of Pseudo-Religions
Explore the rise of the unaffiliated and the various pseudo-religions and intuitional spiritualities people are turning to as traditional religious adherence falls away, along with opportunities to bear gospel witness in a world of “do it yourself” spirituality.
MARCH 30, 2023
The Challenge of Fragmentation
Look at the rise of polarization and fragmentation due to social media and physical isolation, along with opportunities for the church to provide a thicker sense of Christlike community.