PREACHING FOR CHANGE COHORTS
NEXT Church believes leaders and the ground on which they serve must be tended in order to bring about change and transformation. We know that Christian leaders who respond to the needs around them require the cultivation of growth and change, both in themselves and others.
Because of this belief, NEXT Church’s Preaching for Change 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,
- and creates a collaborative learning environment to move communities toward wholeness.
Worship is a catalyst for congregational change, rooting people in the proclamation of God’s Holy Word and the movement of the Holy Spirit in order to embody their faith in the world. The Initiative creates the opportunity for transformation by developing learning environments for discernment, growth, and experimentation.