Wednesday evenings in the Life Together Hall
5:30 p.m. = dinner
6:30 p.m. = conversations
How often do you experience meaningful conversation in the span of a week? Social researchers who study this are finding that we are experiencing less meaningful conversation today and this is reflected in the church.
What is meaningful conversation? It’s conversation between two or more people that goes beyond small talk about weather, sports, our kids, and home improvement projects. Meaningful conversation is big talk about experiences and stories that touch our heart, stir our faith, and open our eyes.
As Christians we have so many meaningful experiences and stories of faith to share with each other in conversation, but the reality is, we rarely make space and time for these meaningful conversations.
This will be a safe space, and no one will be forced to share anything they don’t want to share, but this will also be a courageous space to practice the art of storytelling and meaningful conversation. We will talk about our faith, our hopes and dreams, our questions and doubts. These experiences will be guided by Pastor Eric and Pastor Bri based on a book they are reading, How the Body of Christ Talks by C. Christopher Smith.
- January 11 – Pastors Eric and Bri teach about recovering the practice of conversation in the church.
- January 18 – Guided intergenerational-group story sharing.
- January 25 – Guided conversation in women and men’s groups.
- February 1 – Guided one-on-one conversations.
- February 8 – New Mountain View mission statement using World Café method.
- February 15 – MVLC property along 35th using Open Space Technology method.