Indiana UMC to offer missional church event

Posted: January 14, 2015 by efenster in Information, Resources
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copy-logo“Living Into It and Through It – Missional Church”

What:       Learn from a church that is living out the missional-church concepts introduced at the “Putting the Movement Back into Indiana Methodism” event featuring Alan Hirsch.  Those churches especially interested in reaching the growing slice of our population that isn’t interested in the institutional church are especially encouraged to participate.  Become a part of a network of missional churches!

When:  February 21, 10am-3pm (Eastern Time)

Where:  Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835-2215

Registration Deadline:  Walk-in’s are welcome.  For lunch, you must register by Feb. 16th.

To Register click here.  

Cost:  $10 for lunch.  None refundable.

Invitation from Rev. Russ Abel…  Join us at Saint Joseph UMC, Fort Wayne, February 21st, 10:00am-3:00pm (Eastern Time),  as we share how we have worked to become a missional church.  Over the past five years we have intentionally worked to develop and claim a missional identity among ourselves; and a missional presence beyond ourselves.  Our team is excited to share what God has been up to.  Here are a few of the things we will share:

  • Visioning: How we began at the Church council level to develop a different understanding of church.
  • Hits and Misses: We will hare some of the things that have worked for us and some of the things that did not.
  • Kristos Hands and Feet: Pastor Steve Mekaru and his team will share about our “New Faith Community” which is fully relational and making new disciples.
  • We will also share how we still believe God is calling us to push forward, challenge boundaries and take risks for the sake of the Gospel.

We are encouraging everyone to come in teams, if possible.  We look forward to seeing you and sharing a little about what God is doing here at Saint Joseph.

For more information contact:  Ed Fenstermacher at or contact Saint Joseph UMC at (260) 485-9681.

Co-sponsored with Saint Joseph UMC by the Indiana Conference Church Development Team.


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