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Formation

The Formation process is the program and process that you go through when you want to become a member of the Antioch Community.  It is a lengthy process because a decision to be a member of the Antioch Community is a decision, usually, for the rest of your life.  Both you and the Community need to be confident that there is enough understanding of the call, enough discernment and enough of an experience of the grace of God before you take this step.

Newcomers - The first stage, once you have been around us for a while, attending our meetings and getting to know us, is a Newcomers Course.  This gives you an overview of the community, our history, our understanding of our call from God, and how we function.  It then sets out the Formation Process that we will invite you into and the commitment that it involves.

Initial Commitment - This is a commitment to participate in the Formation process, to attend community meetings, to participate in a men's or women's group and to work with a pastoral leader.  You will be a regular attendee at the communities meetings. The focus of this phase of formation is to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  

Underway Commitment - After two or three years, with agreement between you and Antioch, you may be invited to make an Underway Commitment.  This means that you continue in the Formations Program as before but increasingly you are considering if the Antioch Community is God's long term call for your life.

Public Commitment - If after completing the formation process (which can take five or six years) you discern with the community that this is God's plan for your life, you will be invited to make a Public Commitment.  This is a serious commitment where you undertake to live as a good member of the community, normally for the rest of your life.

Track 1 Talks

Christian Personal Relationships

1

Learning to Love One Another

Mimi Turner

00:00 / 34:26

2

Outdo One Another in Showing Honour

Caroline Mead

00:00 / 33:35

3

Speech That Builds Up

Rebecca Delargy

00:00 / 30:12

4

Keeping the Peace

Hugh Potter

00:00 / 47:31

5

Encouragement and Correction

Paola Turner

00:00 / 33:23

6

Relationships Outside / Emotions

Hugh Potter

00:00 / 32:11

F2 - Community and Family

1

Community and Family in God’s Plan

00:00 / 01:04

2

Families, Children, Christian Community

00:00 / 01:04

3

Men and Women in Christian Community

00:00 / 01:04

4

The Christian Marriage Relationship

00:00 / 01:04

5

Christian Single Life

00:00 / 01:04

6

Christian Community and State of Life

00:00 / 01:04

Track 2 Talks

Church and Ecumenical Relations

1

Community and Church

Bruce Yocum

00:00 / 33:17

2

The Call to Christian Unity

John Yocum (Video)

00:00 / 51:27

3

Ecumenical Courtesy

John Yocum (Video)

00:00 / 46:38

Personal Ecumenical Sharings

1

Being Anglican in Antioch

Helen Worsfold

00:00 / 21:46

2

Being Catholic in Antioch

Mags Tierney

00:00 / 27:11

3

Being Orthodox in Antioch

Salim Baz

00:00 / 19:12

4

Being Free church in Antioch

Michael Dale

00:00 / 29:03

F4 - Living in Christian Community

1

Membership and Commitment

Arthur Delargy

00:00 / 01:04

2

Functioning as a Body

Andy Pettman

00:00 / 01:04

3

Peace and Discipline

00:00 / 01:04

4

Unity and Disagreement

Arthur Delargy

00:00 / 01:04

5

Members and Community Leadership

00:00 / 01:04

6

The Community of Communities

00:00 / 01:04

7

Th Common Nucleus

00:00 / 01:04

Event Schedule

Whether it is on a Saturday or a Sunday our events will follow the same schedule as follows:

15:45        We gather and start with a cup of tea

16:00        Opening song, orientation and any needed announcements

16:05        TALK 1

16:50        Break

17:00        TALK 2

17:45        Discussion time

18:15        Set up for the meal

18:30        Lord's Day prayers and time of worship

19:00        Start the meal

19:45        Dessert

20:15        Tidy up

20:30        All done!

Event Follow-up

All the best input and knowledge in the world will make no difference to us unless we reflect on it, digest it and put it into practice.  The same with spiritual knowledge.  We are on a journey of change, of being transformed from glory to glory, so we need to think about the input we have received and think about now we let the Lord change us.

Part of this is the discussion time on the day, but for many of us that is too soon.  We should also discuss the material in our sharing groups and with our pastoral leader.  Below are some guides and prompts for these conversations, some general and some specific to the courses being presented.

FORMATIONS TRACK 1

Christian Personal Relationships

Participants Guide

Pastoral Follow Up Guide

Foundations 2 - Community and Family

Participants Guide

Pastoral Follow Up Guide (not yet)

FORMATIONS TRACK 2

Foundations 3 - Church and Ecumenical Relations

Participants Guide

Pastoral Follow Up Guide (not yet)

Foundations 4 - Living in Christian Community

Participants Guide

Pastoral Follow Up Guide (not yet)

Statement of Community Order