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Date posted:   Apr 15, 2020

Revitalize the Church

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Fee: $25
Three Weeks

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

It is a challenging time in the Church. Leadership, governance, and the sexual abuse scandal have all contributed to a breakdown in trust among its members and brought about serious questions around its viability. This course offers an alternative way to view the situation by considering the potential for renewal and revitalization. Articles from the Summer 2019 C21 Resources and video segments provide material for reflection, contextual understanding, and practical strategies for moving towards reform.

This course has a required resource: Summer 2019 C21 Resources, Revitalizing Our Church.


Introductory Week
Week 1: Reflections on the context – ecclesial, historical, and cultural – of the challenges the Church faces. 
Week 2: Practical strategies and pathways leading to reform and renewal.

All Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to a password-protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community of Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is generally open to participants for a year after the course is complete.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed:

All materials will be made available in the course.  

Time Commitment:

A participant can expect to spend 3 – 4 hours each week.  This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Content Scholars: Various contributors edited by Elise Italiano Ureneck.