Many 21st-century Christians in North America grew up experiencing the world around us as “Christendom.” Although our cultures and institutions have been shaped by the Christian tradition, for the most part the world around us no longer shares our faith in Jesus Christ.
The church was born in such a world. Arising as a branch of Judaism, Christianity took root in an empire full of diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs. And it thrived.
This exploration of “part two of Luke” will examine the context in which the Christian church came to be, the witness and ministry of the apostles and other Christian leaders, and what they have to teach us today.
This course has no homework, no assigned reading (although reading Acts is definitely encouraged!), and no written assignments. We ask people to come prepared to listen, learn, and grow as followers of Jesus, and coming as part of a group is even better!
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Heather McCance is Director of Pastoral Studies at Montreal Diocesan Theological College. After serving for twenty years in parish ministry in a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto, Heather served as the Ministry Developer for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land (out of the city of Winnipeg) for four years before joining us in Montreal.