We desire if you contribute content during The 500 Days, that you assent to the value of the Principles developed for Wittenberg 2017. We are creating a guide to give you the opportunity to turn the Principles into a personal commitment.
If you are hoping to contribute content stay tuned!
how to plan your engagement
We also recognize it can be helpful to longer-term engagement, for us to provide suggestions, resources, and a sense of involvement in a community of those who are similarly engaged. We are developing resources to suggest and support activities in the following areas:
+ Prayer + Fasting + Study & Conversation + Repentance + Art + Travel / Re-location + Connecting with other + National/International Movements
Additionally, we want anyone, anywhere to participate at the appropriate level for their situation and commitment. For example, participation may look different for:
+ Individuals + Families / Small Groups (2-12 people) + Entire Churches / Denominations + Multi-Church Regions + National / International
God will call different people to devote different amounts of time toward this preparation. Your participation could be:
+ One Step at a Time + Monthly + Weekly + Daily
The significance of 500
Five hundred years is a long time! It can help to break it down a little. Here are a few possibilities:
For each of the 500 days we could grieve exactly 1 year of a divided Western church ... and grieve almost 2 years per day of division between the Western and Eastern churches ... and grieve over 3 years per day of division between the Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus
Or ... for each of the 71 weeks we could count off a new set of over 450 denominations that have further splintered the Protestant stream since the Reformation
Or ... for each of the 17 months we could recall the 16 generations who have lived in a divided Church
Or ... we could spend the first 490 days pondering the magnitude of Jesus’ command to forgive "70 x 7 times"... and pray continually for revival during the last 10 days, following the upper-room pattern of Acts 1 & 2.