NFC October Common Learning Day
The New Room Society gathered for Common Learning Days on October 11th and 12th at Asbury UMC in Durham, where Iglesia La Semilla and The Six:Eight Church are also housed. Those gathered were invited to consider the Benedictine motto ‘ora et labora,’ or ‘pray and work.’ Joined by Debbie Wong, ThD Student at Duke Divinity School and worship leader at First UMC in Cary, planters learned about liturgical worship, with a particular focus on moving toward an invitational model of worship. Planters also partnered with Iglesia La Semilla in service by facilitating a food distribution event, which impacted nearly 750 people in Durham. The gathering culminated in a time of worship and communion before planters were sent back out to dream creatively about liturgical worship in their contexts.
“Every time we gather for Common Learning Days with our church planters, I leave encouraged by the shared creativity and innovation. I am so thankful for the gifts of each church planter and how those gifts are being used to invite new people into communion with Jesus Christ.”— Tim Catlett, Executive Director of New Faith Communities