The New Parish

a conversation as a congregation about the role of church in today's world

Discussion Topics

The authors touch on the following topics, each of which can stimulate rich and rewarding discussion about the future of our church.

Faithful Presence

Ending techniques for renewal that perpetuate fragmentation

Ecclesial Centre

How worship beyond the gathering reconfigures the church

New Commons

Finding the church in all of life


Adapting to the Spirit's movement


Growing stability within your place


Connecting the church across places


Living a life worth following

The Book

We recommend that people read the book in preparation for the discussions. Copies are available for purchase at Robertson-Wesley for $16. It is also available through IVPress Books, Amazon, etc., in both paperback and digital formats.


Each discussion will be based on parts of the book, "The New Parish." Reading the book is encouraged, but not mandatory. The discussions will take place at two times in order to give people a choice. People are welcome to attend either, both, or a mix of the two.


  • Led by Rev. Karen Bridges
  • Tuesdays at 12:00 noon
  • 2014 Sep 16 to Oct 14
  • Location: Robertson-Wesley Club Room
  • Cost: none


  • Led by Rev. Jim Allan
  • Thursdays at 7:30 pm
  • 2014 Sep 18 to Oct 16
  • Location: Robertson-Wesley Club Room
  • Cost: none