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After Christendom: A Crucible Course

February 25, 2021
After Christendom: A Crucible Course
An Online Seminar - April 14, 28, May 12, 26
Christians across western culture are facing profound challenges and fresh opportunities. The long era of 'Christendom' is coming to an end. We now live in a plural society, with multiple religious options alongside the prevailing secular assumptions. Christianity has lost its position of dominance and privilege, and churches are on the margins of society. Although we seem to be declining in numbers and influence, this context offers many new possibilities – if we have the courage and imagination to grasp them.

Sessions on previous After Christendom modules have included:
  • What was Christendom, and why might we be interested?
  • What is Post-Christendom, and how do we respond?
  • Group Bible study: church in Exile? Psalm 137; Jeremiah 29
  • Reading the Bible after Christendom: what if Jesus meant what he said?
  • Group Bible study: a paradigm shift? Acts 11:1-18
  • Jesus, mission, and church
  • Group work: Tension points?
  • The twilight zone: living between paradigms



All four seminars will be hosted on Zoom:
  • April 14, 2 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 noon to 2:30 PM MT
  • April 28, 2 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 noon to 2:30 PM MT
  • May 12, 2 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 noon to 2:30 PM MT
  • May 26, 2 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 noon to 2:30 PM MT
Register to receive the Zoom link.


$50 per participant, due upon registration


Check out the linked Crucible Course brochure, or contact:
Rev. Bill Brown, Director of New Faith Expression, Baltimore-Washington Conference,
Rev. Jeff Rainwater, Superintendent of Congregational and Community Vitality, Mountain Sky Conference,
This event is sponsored by: Urban Expression (, The Incarnate Network (, in association with Rural Ministries (
and hosted by: The Baltimore Washington Conference ( and The Mountain Sky Conference ( of The United Methodist Church (