Currently available Resources
We are what we receive - sermon by Betty Pries
Bucket Exercise - Year One
Saturday Slide Deck by Betty Pries
Summary and Closing Report by Betty Pries

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More on Vision 20/20

Recent Announcements

  • Christ’s Body, Living Stones: A Vision 20/20 Reflection Christ’s Body, Living Stones: A Vision 20/20 Reflectionby Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, MCA Executive Minister“Where did you get the neat stones?” I hadn’t expected this question ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2019, 10:50 by June Miller, MCA Communications
  • Preparing for Phase IV
    Posted 18 Oct 2019, 20:52 by June Miller, MCA Communications
  • Prayer for Vision 20/20 - Oct 20 Prayer for Vision 20/20 In preparation for the Vision 2020 weekend November 1 - 2 at Calgary First Mennonite, we are asking each MCA congregation to spend some time in ...
    Posted 18 Oct 2019, 20:50 by June Miller, MCA Communications
  • Prayer for Vision 20/20 Prayer for Vision 20/20In preparation for the Vision 2020 weekend November 1 - 2 at Calgary First Mennonite, we are asking each MCA congregation to spend some time in ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2019, 21:35 by June Miller, MCA Communications
  • Registration Open! Vision 20/20 Nov 1-2 The final gathering in our Vision 2020 process takes place Nov 1-2 at First Mennonite in Calgary. This event will bring together what has been distilled from the previous ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2019, 18:10 by Communications Director
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The Process

Phase One: Listening Exercise Complete
An invitation to engage in the process by survey. What are our strengths, realities, and values?

Phase Two: Opening to God's Leading Complete
A weekend event November 16 & 17, 2018 What does it mean to be a community of faith, practically?

Phase Three: Discerning God's Call Complete  
A weekend event March 15 & 16, 2019 (ADS) Where have we been and where are we going?

Phase Four: Incarnating God's Call Complete
A final weekend event November 1 & 2
What are the outcomes, key learnings, opportunities, and action plans that will guide us as a church into 2020 and beyond?

Where do we go from here?

After a year-long process, it's time to incarnate the vision. Vision 20/20 has led us to a three-year plan as Tim described in his article, Christ's Body, Living Stones: A Vision 20/20 Reflection.

Year One:  Encountering, Embracing, Embodying Christ in Life

  • How do we nurture our relationship with God?
  • How dowe reclaim prayer & spiritual disciplines?
  • How do we remember that we are deeply beloved?
  • How are we formed so we are able to give ourselves in the world?
 

Year Two: Encountering, Embracing, Embodying Christ in Community

  • How do we practice deep community, hospitality and welcome in our congregations?
  • How do we allow ourselves to heal from old narratives (pas conflicts, feeling small) so that we can celebrate God's activity among us?
  • How is the character of our community formed so that we reveal the face of Christ to the world?
 

Year Three: Encountering, Embracing, Embodying Christ in the World
  • How are we being invited to pour ourselves out as the Body of Christ for the world, bringing healing and hope to a world in need?
  • To what is God calling us with respect to our engagement with the world?



Thank you to everyone who came out for our weekend event at Bergthal Mennonite. Post event resources will be available shortly. Check back here for the latest.


The Background

Mennonite Church Alberta has initiated a conversation to listen for how God is calling the church today and to allow this listening to deepen the life and work of the church. We also want to renew ourselves in our commitment to one another as Mennonite Church Alberta. We pray that our conversation will open our community of faith to listening deeply for God’s leading and that in so doing, we will grow in becoming who God is creating us to be.


MCA has contracted with Betty Pries of Credence & Co. to begin MCA Vision 2020. 
Reference Group: Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, Kate Janzen, Debbie Baergen, Paul Neufeldt, June Miller, and Tracey Brown-Ewert. 

Congregational leader and pastors from all MCA churches are encouraged to participate. General Council recognizes, however, that steps may need to be taken to work around any language or cultural barriers. It is vital that each church is represented in this process.