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Public Church Learning Opportunity

During the month of November, you are invited to participate in a four part series exploring the work of becoming a public church. Jeremy Myers, Executive Director of the Christsensen Center for Vocation, and Kristina Fruge, Managing Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation, will be presenting on this topic for the fall session of the Centered Life Series. Workshops are hosted over zoom on Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 12:00-1:15pm CST.

Read more about this series and register to join us below.

Fruit For Food and Leaves for Healing: A Faith for the Sake of the World

Close up images of three different tree buds

In the 47th chapter of the book of Ezekiel, we encounter a divine tour guide showing Ezekiel around the temple. There is water flowing from the temple towards the wilderness. It grows deeper and wider the further it flows from the temple. Eventually, this water – God’s abundant mercy – brings life to trees of all kinds who produce fruit for food and leaves for healing. Jeremy Myers and Kristina Frugé will guide you through the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Public Church Framework as a method for discerning personal and communal vocation in your particular locations as we all seek to produce the food and the healing our neighbors need.

Wednesday, November 3 – The Church’s Call into the Public Square

An introduction to the theological and theoretical reasons why we – as a church and as individuals – must show up in the public square for the sake of the common good. Register for The Church’s Call into the Public Square.


Wednesday, November 10 – The Call to Accompaniment & Interpretation

An introduction to the first two practices (accompaniment and interpretation) that inform the way we become a public church. Register for The Call to Accompaniment & Interpretation.


Wednesday, November 17 – The Call to Discernment & Proclamation

An introduction to the next two practices that shape the way we show up in the public square as co-collaborators with God and our neighbors. Register for The Call to Discernment & Proclamation. 


Wednesday, November 24 – Your Call into the Public Square

A conversation on what the previous sessions mean for you personally as you seek to live out your Christian faith in the public square for the sake of your neighbor. Register for Your Call into the Public Square.