As a regular preacher in the local congregation, I am increasingly aware of how formative our worship can be, and how many distractions there are that too often prevent Christ’s liberative gospel from taking root and being a catalyst for congregational transformation.
With excitement, I invite you to consider applying to join our new Preaching for Change Initiative. This initiative is designed to accompany Christian leaders through personal and communal growth that is centered on the proclamation of God’s Word.
NEXT Church believes that leading change starts with the cultivation of a deeper personal awareness for both leaders and the communities they serve. This preaching and worship centered initiative:
- begins with the internal work of preparing the leaders and community for change,
- builds upon an evaluative practice of accountability to the work we are called to do,
- creates a collaborative learning environment to move communities toward wholeness.
Applications are due January 7 for self-created cohorts.