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Intro to "Journey to the Tangible Kingdom"

Read before you start the journey.

After his resurrection Jesus "showed up" among his disciples and set before them this mission—"As the Father has sent me, I am now sending you" (John 20:21). Father sent Jesus—mission accomplished. Jesus sends his church—mission in process. The way Jesus is sending us—his Church into the world is as an "incarnational community." What does that mean? What are the implications? It means living on mission together engaging the lives of our neighbors in ways that make God’s Kingdom of love and hope tangible. That's the adventure of following Jesus that we get to live. Welcome to the Journey. Over the course of this study you will be invited to explore, empowered to envision, and begin to enact the Tangible Kingdom lifestyle of incarnational living. This online curriculum is produced in five episodes. Each episode takes about 30-45 minutes (depending on your pace and depth of engagement with reflection and discussion). This format also leaves time for fellowship and prayer time together for those who are taking the Journey as a small group. Each episode is composed of three to four steps: 1. An introductory video message from George and Ken (click on the "Introduction" button on each episode, found under the main video and title). 2. A teaching video from our Tangible Kingdom guide Hugh Halter (main video viewed at the top of each episode). 3. Group discussion questions and personal reflection (see "Conversation" button found under the main video and title under each episode). 4. Next Steps: Experiments to test convictions and practices to further engage in the Journey. Specific episodes are labeled clearly. Just click and go. May our Lord be powerfully present as your Guide in the Journey.

Episode One: Introduction

Begin your first session here. • Ken Kierstead & George Hinman

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video at the top of this page. Then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Go back to the main menu, click on "Episode One: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom." Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of that page, "Fiona & the Kingdom." Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button on the Episode One page to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode One: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

Fiona & The Kingdom • Hugh Halter

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the Episode One introduction right off the main menu and then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of this page. This session: Fiona & the Kingdom. Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Two: Introduction

Begin your second session here. • Ken Kierstead & George Hinman

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video at the top of this page. Then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Go back to the main menu, click on "Episode Two: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom." Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of that page, "The New Mission." Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button on the Episode One page to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Two: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

The New Mission • Hugh Halter

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video (click on the "Introduction" button to view video) and then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of this page. This session: The New Mission. Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Three: Introduction

Begin your third session here. • Ken Kierstead & George Hinman

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video at the top of this page. Then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Go back to the main menu, click on "Episode Three: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom." Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of that page, "The Old Structure." Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button on the Episode One page to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Three: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

The Old Structure • Hugh Halter

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video (click on the "Introduction" button to view video) and then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of this page. This session: The Old Structure. Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Four: Introduction

Begin your fourth session here. • Ken Kierstead & George Hinman

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video at the top of this page. Then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Go back to the main menu, click on "Episode Three: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom." Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of that page, "Incarnational Community." Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button on the Episode One page to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Four: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

Incarnational Community • Hugh Halter

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Begin with the introductory video (click on the "Introduction" button to view video) and then follow the roadmap below to each of the subsequent steps. Step 2: Watch the Hugh Halter video at the top of this page. This session: Incarnational Community. Step 3: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button to download a guide for your discussion or reflection. Step 4: Experiment | Practice. This is your "homework"; take these practices and experiments into the next week(s) and see what God does with you.

Episode Five: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

Ken Kierstead

Welcome to the Journey. Step 1: Watch the video at the top of this page. It includes an intro, the main episode, and a conclusion to your conversation. Pause your video at each step and move to the next step. Step 2: Conversation | Reflection. Click on the "Conversation" button to download a guide for your discussion or reflection.

Conclusion: Journey to the Tangible Kingdom

Ken Kierstead

As we wrap up this part of the journey, watch this video for an invitation from Ken. Then contact Ken at kenk@upc.org. Here's to the next step together.