Following up on interest expressed in our reader survey and by attendees in Orlando, Continuing Forward is hosting its first-ever church planting event. The one-hour webinar will begin at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Church planting is an imperative for the Continuing movement, if we hope to ever expand the limited footprint of the G-3 (and other Continuing) dioceses. Other Anglican jurisdictions have been addressing this for many years, but this is the first such event for Continuing Forward and (as far as we know) the G-3 as a whole.
The webinar provide an overview of the church planting process in an Anglican context. We are hoping that such an overview will provide prospective church planters — clergy, postulants and laity — an introduction to the concepts and processes of church planting, so they can better understand other resources (books, podcasts, videos) and also identify areas where they need the most help for their prospective (or existing) church plants.
The session will be led by Joel West of Continuing Forward. Our special guest speaker will be Fr. Kevin Craik, who is currently leading his second Anglican church plant, St. Thomas Anglican (ACC) in Fullerton, California.
This overview will focus on preparing a church plant and the church planting process. We will conclude with a brief discussion of how dioceses, churches — and Continuing Forward — can help improve this process and its outcomes.
The webinar will be broadcast using BlueJeans software. The website URL is https://bluejeans.com/7147790615/ To join the webinar, you should allow time to download and install the BlueJeans (desktop or mobile) client software if you don't already have it installed.
Finally, we plan to use the webinar to gauge interest for possible future events on church planting. If you can't make it — and aren’t already on our church planting email list — please contact us so we can add you to our list.