How did we get from the Jesus preaching and teaching in Judea and Jerusalem to the modern-day church? While in the first course in the Christian Foundations series we explored the formation of the church as a distinct group of Jesus-followers, there’s a lot of story left to tell
Reformation and Transformation is a course combining historical and personal perspectives of God’s actions in history and in our own lives.
We will also be examining the microscopic (small picture) aspect of God’s dealing with us as individuals-in-community by asking the question: “How are we to develop and mature in our relationship with God and how will this be demonstrated in our relationships within our church and our society?”
What You’ll Learn
This course will help you to follow the story of our faith and scriptures by:
- Exploring the macroscopic (big picture) history of the development of the Church leading up to the reformation and its implications for our lives in Canada today,
- Examining the microscopic (small picture) aspect of God’s dealing with us as individuals-in-community,
- Disovering why there are so many denominations in the modern Protestant church, and
- Asking the question: “How are we to develop and mature in our relationship with God, and how will this be demonstrated in our relationships within our church and our society?”
How It Works
Join our instructor, Patrick Paulsen, and an engaged learning community of fellow leaders and missional practitioners live online and in online forums.
- Participate in four two-hour sessions with Patrick and the learning community.
The learning community will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 7:00p – 9:00p, May 10–31.
- Practice in your context.
During the course you will be encouraged to apply your learning in your context in order to deepen your understanding.
- Reflect within the learning community.
Your new knowledge and experience will become even more meaningful when shared with other learning practitioners like yourself. You will use the online forums between sessions and break-out sessions within learning community gatherings to further integrate your learning.