Faithful Presence

8 Weeks beginning April 7 // Cornerstone’s Room 111 // 10:00am

Is there a way to be the church that engages the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture?

Join Dan Rose, pastor of church plant, Antioch Movement in Ypsilanti and teacher of Cornerstone's young adult group as he leads a new 8-week class examining how revolutionary discipleship can shape our neighborhoods and our way of life. Let's re-envision church and embrace the call to be the living embodiment of Christ. Based on David Fitch’s groundbreaking book.




About Dan Rose:

Pastor Dan Rose joined staff in 2017. He is the pastor of the Antioch Movement in Ypsilanti, MI and host of The Merge in Brighton, MI. Dan is hopeful that the Kingdom of God can expand in an organic and missional way in the local church.

Dan's journey includes an amazing bride, Amy, along with two kids, Ethan and Libby. Living life alongside of these three amazing people reminds him daily of the necessity of the subversive mission of Dan's King and His Kingdom.

Dan holds a Masters of Divinity from Michigan Theological Seminary and he holds a B.S. in Psychology and Religion from Central Michigan University. Before launching a church planting movement, Dan served as Assistant Pastor at Grace Chapel in Farmington Hills, MI and with Cru.

About The Book:

In our quest to renew the church, Christians have walked through seeker-friendly, emergent, missional, and other movements to develop new expressions of the body of Christ. Now in the post-Christian world in North America we're asking the question again: Is there a way to be the church that engages the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture? In Faithful Presence, noted pastor and scholar David Fitch offers a new vision for the witness of the church in the world. He argues that we have lost the intent and practice of the sacramental ways of the historic church, and he recovers seven disciplines that have been with us since the birth of the church. Through numerous examples and stories, he demonstrates how these revolutionary disciplines can help the church take shape in and among our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom. This book will help you re-envision church, what you do in the name of church, and the way you lead a church. It recovers a future for the church that takes us beyond Christendom. Embrace the call to reimagine the church as the living embodiment of Christ, dwelling in and reflecting God's faithful presence to a world that desperately needs more of it.