THE WAY FORWARD
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What does is mean to be a Christian in today's world?
Our Baptismal Covenant is the backbone of our faith,
and describes the ways in which we live out our faith as Christians.
ABOUT THE WAY FORWARD
The Way Forward Ministry seeks to explore how we can best come together as Christians to live more deeply into our faith, in the midst of the tumultuous unrest we see throughout our communities, the nation, and the world.
This ministry seeks to provide the parish with opportunities to fulfill the mission of the church, by engaging in conversations on a variety of social topics that lead to action, ultimately bringing us more closely together as a parish, and a broader Charlotte community.
We extend an invitation to the parish to get involved with The Way Forward!
We look forward to journeying with you, learning with you, exploring with you, and growing with you.
The Way Forward Introduction Video
THE REV. DR. BRAD SMITH
The Way Forward advocates for the people of
St. John’s to explore and live into our
Skills for Bridging the Divide
Saturday, March 13th
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
In our current polarized political environment, many people avoid or dread political conversations.
Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshops teach skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.
Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop Goals:
To learn about the perspectives, feelings, and experiences of someone you care about who differs from
To have a sense of satisfaction about how you conveyed your own perspective, feelings, and
To discover some common ground, if it’s there
Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop Process:
After a brief introduction and a discussion about what can go wrong in political discussions, participants in a skills workshop can expect to learn and practice the following:
Tone setting skills
Handling difficult moments
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Zoom Book Study
"Love Is The Way"
by Bishop Michael Curry
Thursdays in Lent 12:00-1:00 p.m.
"Lunch and Learn"
Led by Janie Wooten and Toni Robinson
Together we’ll cover 2 chapters a week, even bring your lunch if you like! We envision the hour structured with an opening prayer, brief check in with group members, consideration of the text, concluding with prayer.
About Love Is The Way:
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry "expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity."
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Order the Book - Love Is The Way
Covenant Creativity Challenge
Weekly During Lent
Each week in Lent, you are invited to reflect or respond creatively to a different line of your Baptismal Covenant.
You may choose to respond with:
Or whatever creative medium that inspires you!
You may join The Way Forward group in Realm if you choose to share your creations.
Click HERE to print your copy of the Covenant Challenge Flyer.