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 Changing the Conversation: a third way for congregations by Anthony B. Robinson

Notes on Session 2, Chapter 1 – “It’s Not About You”

Christendom=Christ ruled

Charlemange designed church hierarchy

Role of the church to care for its members

Role of the members to support the church (taxes)

Work of the church done by the priests

Mission – away from the local community

Purpose of the church at start of our nation (US) to maintain order

Sea Change=American Christendom

            Bill of Rights-forbade government creating or supporting a national                         church

            Shift from distinctly Protestant identity to Judeo-Christian

            1960’s rise of individual autonomy – question authority

NOW-      Church exists to grow people of faith

            Its God’s church not “OUR” church

            Church is instrument of God’s mission of healing and mending HIS                             creation

            Mission not outside community but here – homeless, hungry, animals,                     etc.

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