Psychological research gives evidence that faith and spirituality are major protective factors for surviving and thriving human beings. However in 21st Century Europe, church buildings are either becoming increasingly empty or they are becoming structures for sightseeing, apartment buildings, breweries, or other types of new uses.
FAitH & intellect
Faith and intellect are often thought of as antonyms, with church-going people or people holding to a deep faith being thought of as weak, uneducated, simplistic, and dichotomous thinkers. Conversion-centered (e.g. “believe like us”) approaches to Christian life and rigid expressions of Christian faith are major contributing factors to why many people in the European context have lost trust and have become increasingly skeptical of religious institutions.
Nonetheless, Europe is full of people who hold quietly to faith and spirituality. If people are not trusting traditional institutions to provide a safe place to foster faith and spiritual dimensions of one’s life, where will they turn?
CYCLICAL EUROPE IS A GROWING NETWORK OF INNOVATIVE CHRISTIANS HELPING OTHERS SHOW GOD’S LOVE TO THE WORLD IN WAYS THAT CREATE NEW CONTEXTS AND RENEWED SPACES FOR EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH.
READY TO CONNECT
Cyclical Europe is both a “Community of Christian Faith” and a “Leadership Development Network.” Cyclical Europe is for Christian leaders, for people who want to explore faith in welcoming spaces, and for Christians connecting with other Christians in creative ways across Europe.
If you are interested in joining one of our meetings (worship service or leadership training), or if you are interested in individual counseling or coaching, email us or send a WhatsApp message. We’d be happy to connect you with our growing network of innovative leaders across Europe. Click here to read our flyer.