The Gospel in Four Directions

June 7–9 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop.

Program fee $130; room and board $230. Total cost $360

Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

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Four-directional thinking is a foundational aspect of indigenous ministry in many communities across Turtle Island (otherwise known as North America). It is a way of thinking that has roots in indigenous cultural perspective and has a strong resonance with biblical faith and, especially, gospel thinking. This perspective allows people to see very familiar things in a new way. It is based in the experience of gospel-based discipleship – an approach to Christian faith and life that has re-inspired many indigenous communities and other communities that have approached life from this perspective.

Participants will participate in plenary gatherings, worship, and small groups focused on and by four-directional thinking. They will use gospel-based discipleship as a framework for group discussion and as a model for four-directional living.

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald is Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop. Prior to this appointment in 2007, he served in a number of indigenous communities across North America: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Navajoland, and Alaska. He is presently the North American President of the World Council of Churches.



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