Come take part in the conversation as we continue our “One” series. Each week we are joined by a guest from another area church as we explore the faith we all share and our experience serving our communities. In today’s message, Pastor Douglas Michael of All Saints Anglican Church shares from Ephesians 2:14-18, his heart and his experiences about what it means to be one church in our local community, region and beyond.
Speaker: Douglas Michael
Church: All Saints Anglican
Date: February 2, 2020
Conversation Questions With Doug:
1. You had a journey in South Africa of working as a medic during Apartheid, to being an Anglican Priest and working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, following Apartheid. What was that like for you?
2. What is a current challenge that you’re facing as a congregation for which you would ask us to pray?
3. Where do you think the Church could grow or improve as it relates to how we interact with each other?
1. What did you find meaningful about the interview with Doug?
2. What was one thing you learned about the All Saints congregation? What impression does it leave you with?
3. Paul asked Doug about his experience in SA as a medic and then as a priest who was working to bring reconciliation among people at a local level? How did this part of the conversation impact you? What did Doug say about reconciliation that stood out to you?
4. Paul asked Doug to give some feedback, as a South African person, about his views of the Church in Canada. How do you respond to what Doug noted as encouragements or discouragements to him?
5. Read Ephesians 2:14-18. What are these verses teaching us? How might we grasp the power of these verses and integrate them into our role in the Georgian Triangle community?
6. If you could have asked Doug a question, what would you have asked him?
7. What is something you learned from Doug in this conversation, that you could reflect on this week?