Are liturgy and scripture alive and formative in your parish?
Do members connect baptism to the sacred story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection?
Do they find a connection between God’s story and their story?
“Becoming the Story” is a process that can help your congregation enter the deep drama of the gospel, restoring the connection between our baptism and the story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection. In this process, the weekly lectionary readings, the liturgies of Lent and Easter season, Holy Baptism, and Holy Eucharist are opened to reveal their richness and deep meaning.
The Rev. Canon John Hill & The Rev. Dr. D. Jay Koyle, will serve as plenary presenters, introducing this program which they developed as an initiative of the Anglican Church in Canada. Learning at the January conference will be experiential, with worship and workshops, in addition to plenary sessions.
The program is intentionally designed to be flexible, adaptable to the needs of the local community. Keyed to the three year lectionary cycle, this experiential lay-led program traces the journey of Christ’s life, death, resurrection and ascension from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week and Eastertide to Pentecost. In making this journey with Christ, participants discover their own life of faith “hidden with Christ in God” as well.
“Becoming the Story” focuses on renewing the baptismal identity and calling of those already baptized, and preparing unbaptized persons to receive the sacrament of Baptism. As participants experience, and then reflect on, the great stories of Scripture, they are strengthened in faith, communal discernment and spiritual conversation.
The conference takes place at the Canterbury Retreat Center in Oviedo, Florida. It starts at 1:30 on Wednesday, January 9th, and will end by 4pm on Friday January 11th. Registration will open by June 30th at the JBL website.