A New Season

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How do we re-imagine what it means to be followers of Christ in a new season of our Church life? Like the disciples after the resurrection, Jesus requires something new of us.

The disciples had known what it meant to follow Jesus. But after the Resurrection it was all different. Jesus was present in a new way. It was a New Season. The Uniting Church finds itself in just such a time.

According to Luke, Jesus gave the disciples 40 days to re-imagine what it meant to be followers of Christ in the new context, followed by 10 days of waiting on God.

The Major Strategic Review team invite you to explore this New Season in a set of studies and resources for the Easter to Pentecost season 2015.

How do we re-imagine what it means to be followers of Christ in a new season of our Church life? Like the disciples after the resurrection, Jesus requires something new of us.

The disciples had known what it meant to follow Jesus. But after the Resurrection it was all different. Jesus was present in a new way. It was a New Season. The Uniting Church finds itself in just such a time.

According to Luke, Jesus gave the disciples 40 days to re-imagine what it meant to be followers of Christ in the new context, followed by 10 days of waiting on God.

The Major Strategic Review team invite you to explore this New Season in a set of studies and resources for the Easter to Pentecost season 2015.

Share your stories

We would love to hear your stories if you have gained any encouragement or are trying anything new as a result of A New Season.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland
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