The days when a town gathered on Sunday for church have been replaced by weekends at soccer fields and tailgate parties.
Parents spend their free time chauffeuring their kids to sports, while others spend their expendable time and income to marathons or mountain climbing.
What if these past times are not competing with church, but actually providing new contexts for Christians to love and serve their neighbors, disciple one another and even form new expressions of Church?
What if play and curiosity are two wonderfully good gifts of God? And what if the church began to see play as a beautiful way to step more deeply into relationship with God and with others?
We have multiple opportunities coming up to explore the theology of play (yes, playing in creation is part of God’s intentions for us!); the missiology of play (God is sending us into communities to dig deeper and play with others!); and the ecclesiology of play (Church can emerge in the midst of communities of play!).
FXNG2020 Pre-conference Gathering
Church at Play: How Play and Curiosity can be a Doorway to Fresh Expressions with Shannon Kiser and Mitch Marcello
Bring Church at Play to your community!
Discover how your favorite activity or hobby or interest could be the very space God wants you to inhabit more deeply and profoundly.
Through presentations, conversations, experiences, and of course, PLAY… our trainers will help you discover how your favorite activity or hobby or interest could be the very space God wants you to inhabit more deeply and profoundly. Learn how fresh expressions of church can emerge in the midst of your spaces and networks of play.