We invite YOU to be a part of the next 5 week experiment in community starting March 31!!
Since the inception of Resurgence, the call of God has always been to make it more than just a night, an event, a service or a conference. The call of God has been to invite people into a lifestyle that expects revival and actively engages in building the Kingdom of God in our circles of influence. To build and sustain this lifestyle of “Resurgence,” we must have deep and meaningful connections with God and with others. COME+UNITY is our next step in establishing these connections.
COME+UNITY = COMMUNITY
Starting about 21 months ago, the word “community” has been echoed by God amongst our lead team, volunteers, prayer partners, and others who walk with us. In October 2014, we took a leap to experiment what it would look like. The result was this experiment called “Come+Unity”. It was an amazing experience for all 50 people that attended that first experiment. Since then we hosted 4 more, with over 190 in total attending at least one of the four Come+Unity experiments! As a result, we are going to do it again starting this March! The invitation is to COME together in UNITY and allow God to join together and edify His Body.
WHAT IS IT?
Dates: 5 weeks on Thursday Nights: Mar. 31, Apr. 7, Apr. 14, Apr. 21, and Apr. 28.
Time: 6:45pm – 9:30pm
Location: Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church (11210 – 59 Avenue, Edmonton)
We will gather together in one space, separated into designated circle with hosts at each group. The format will include teaching, personal examples, testimonies, discussion, prayer for each other, and food. Topics will center around knowing our identity in God, discovering our purpose, seeing success in God’s eyes, and being empowered to live that out! The structure of these nights is designed for you to meet and interact with people, and the topics taught and discussed are chosen to prepare your heart, mind and spirit for strong Godly connections with people. You will be part of the conversation and it will be an opportunity to get to know people, see God working in others, and be challenged in your own relationship with Him.
To be part of this experiment, you have to commit to all 5 weeks and complete at application as part of the registration process. The cost for all five weeks is $40.00. (See full registration details below.)
What is Kingdom community to us?
· Community is a place where we honour each other. In community we celebrate each other’s stories, and empower each other through divine love and encouragement. It is a safe place to know others and be known in vulnerability.
· Community is multi-generational. When generations merge we create an environment of mentorship, momentum and legacy. This can be a too rare occurrence as we see many initiatives targeting specific generations. We want to encourage all ages and stages of life to take part in these nights. Consider inviting someone from a different generation to join you!
· Community is multi-church; it brings unity across the body. It can be convenient and natural to stick together within our churches, but we are contending for unity in our region. What would happen if these tables consisted of people from all churches or denominations in our region? We believe unity is key in expanding God’s kingdom in our city and nation!
· Community requires sacrifice. It’s hard to commit to things in our busy lives, but something significant happens when we choose our core priorities. If a community of Kingdom carrying people is on your heart, we want you to join us. To us community means consistently committing not only your time, but setting your heart and mind to sacrifice pride, safety, self-preservation, and any number of other things. But it will be worth it; value comes from the cost you pay.
Is community safe? Is community easy? Is community convenient? No. But it’s good. Just like climbing a mountain, there can be pain and difficult moments, and endurance and perseverance are needed. But in the end the growth and the reward of reaching to the top will outweigh the cost. COME+UNITY is not the whole mountain. It is not the full answer to the community God is calling us each into. But it is our effort to help you begin this journey.
So you are in! You are ready to take this risk together with us into community. Register by completing the below information and then you will pay the $40 application fee. Space is limited and each registration will be carefully approved. In the event that your registration is not accepted or we are full, you will be refunded your fee. By clicking the Registration link, you will be taken to the registration form. After that, it will direct you to PayPal to complete the registration by Credit Card.