2018|05 – Theological Study Day


Be In Christ Church of Canada

Theological Study Day 2018

Event Date: May 4th, 2018
Event Location: 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville ON 
[East Entrance] 
Event Time: 9:30-4:00

“The times they are a-changin”, sang Bob Dylan in 1964. It was true then and it is true now. The changes of the past fifty years, prevalent in our culture, have been gradual, consistent and often worrisome. However, in the last decade those changes have felt even more drastic. The Attractional Model of church that has been helpful and effective in our previously predominantly Christian world is now running out of steam. There has been a growing sense that the church must be more incarnational – we can no longer expect the people in our neighbourhood to come to us.  Instead, we must find ways to go to them. 

But how do we do that?

What are the values of spiritual “nones” and “dones” that would allow us to find common ground and build relationships? What are the spiritual-minded but not religious people looking for in a community?

Our prayer for those attending this day is that our minds will be equipped with the knowledge required to begin to find answers to the questions facing the incarnational church.

Joel Thiessen will help us understand the changes we are wrestling with as pastors and leaders. 

Joel is a researcher and has written an important book for the church. It is called “The Meaning of Sunday”. We pray for greater insight for each of us as we listen to these seminars.

Joel will be speaking the to Be In Christ Church of Canada pastoral community on:

    1. The state of religion and culture in Canada;
    2. Why people leave the church and will they ever come back;
    3. Practical and theological responses for churches in twenty-first century Canada.


Pre-registration is Required – Deadline: Tuesday, May 1st

Pre-Event Reading:

Plenary Speaker:
Joel Thiessen

Joel Thiessen is a researcher, teacher and speaker. As a sociologist of religion who specializes in religion in Canada.

Event Reading

"The Meaning of Sunday: The Practice of Belief in a Secular Age"
by Joel Thiessen

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Joel Thiessen’s book
“The Meaning of Sunday”
will be available to purchase at the Theological Study Day – for the price of $30 (cash only).

PLEASE NOTE: We are asking guests who are not credentialed pastors or staff with a Be In Christ Canada church, to bring a $20 cash/cheque contribution to help cover the hosting costs for the day. Or you can use PayPal at the end of your registration.


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