You are the light of the world! Let your light shine, so that all people might see it and praise your Father in heaven. God, we love You and live…
Worship And Mission After ChristendomAuthors: Alan Kreider and Eleanor KreiderBetween fighting “worship wars,” worrying about “watering down” the gospel, and exploring (or deploring) seeker-targeted services, it’s fair to say issues of worship and mission have dominated the ecclesiological landscape in recent decades.
For many years, the rhythm of my life was determined by the school calendar. New Year’s Day seemed a random date in the middle of winter – my year began in September when classes commenced, and ended in June when they wrapped up, leaving the summer months for other pursuits.
During a church council retreat in the spring of 2002, a new vision was conceived for worship at Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church in Abbotsford, B.C. This vision was inspired, in part, as a response to a growing concern. A number of committed church members had recently left the Mennonite Brethren denomination to join the Anglican church. What did those leaving the MB church find fulfilling when they participated in an Anglican worship service?
Imago Dei, self-described as “A Community Drawn to Christ”, was born in October 2002 out of spiritual longing. There were at first 15 to 20 people who, while not disgruntled with their current churches, were burdened by a feeling that they wanted to do more than they could do in their churches.