Who will lead the transformation? Young Adults?

Posted: April 27, 2011 by Disciples Young Adult Commission in Church, General Assembly

There has been a lot of talk in the church about congregational transformation.  But if your not on the “inside” you may be asking what is congregational transformation?  Here is the definition from the Disciples Home Missions website:

Transformation is the intentional spiritual journey that a congregation undertakes systemically in order to realize what God has called it to be as church and to do in mission in today’s world.

Transformation is a fundamental change in the congregation’s conception and implementation of ministry. A transforming congregation will be oriented around mission to the unchurched, nurturing them into the loving caring fellowship of Christ. It will be notably different from one oriented primarly around ministering to members alone. The needs of members will still be met. In the context of a church in mission, everyone is important, church or yet-to-be churched.

So then the question is who will lead the transformation?  Young adults will most definitely need to play a very active role.  After all, we will become the future leaders in our churches.  The 2010 General Assembly which will be taking place in Nashville this July features a learning track entitled “Leading Change.”  This learning track hopes to provide opportunity to learn from current leaders who are entrenched in this process of transformation.  The following attached flyer provides additional background information and profiles the leaders who will be speaking.

PDF – “Leading Change

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