2020-2021 – An Invitation
Applicants are sought for a one-year 1001 New Worshiping Community residency with The Table. Applications, including letters of reference, are due by March 15, 2020.
The Table is a weekly dinner church located in Casper, Wyoming. The Table’s leaders say “we practice radically inclusive Christianity, knowing that all who gather with us can belong, beloved and be nourished. Casper is an isolated ‘city center’ in Wyoming that contains an interesting blend of long-time locals, folks transplanted for work or school, and transient workers connected to the oil and gas industry. Total population for Casper and surrounding municipalities is approximately 75,000. As a dinner church in this context, we have created a space for inclusion, compassion and exploration that spills out into several vibrant community partnerships and action-based service programs.
“We nourish the spiritually hungry and welcome the curious into our studio of love by asking good questions, seeking good answers and joining forces for good in Casper and beyond.
“There is always room for one more around this table.”
“The Table community shares four common practices: listening, hospitality, compassion, and Action
Culture and Ecology.
“The culture of The Table is that of warmth, belonging, curiosity and discovery. The ecology of The Table is that of experimentation, willingness to try and fail, inclusion, nimbleness, responsiveness and deep reflective inquiry. Christianity is the taproot of our spirituality, but we have worked hard to create a culture and ecology that honors the wisdom traditions beyond traditional Christianity. For this reason, we have multiple folks of various belief and religious systems that feel comfortable gathering with us, including Bahai, Buddhist, Yogi and Agnostic/Atheist.
“We are open to tailoring these opportunities to a specific resident’s gifts, interests, calling and need for development. Our community would be grateful for assistance training and tracking volunteers, strengthening our action-partnerships, guiding our monthly themes and content of our weekly gatherings. There would be some administrative tasks required and also opportunities to learn from the strengths and gifts of our already awesome leadership team. We are a dialogue-based worshiping community, valuing critical inquiry and putting into practice the compassion to which we aspire. A resident willing to creatively expand our practices in these areas is welcome.”
Applications, including letters of reference, are due by March 15, 2020.
Site contact information
Libby Tedder Hugus, Pastor
Cover letter including:
What attracts you to this residency?
What do you hope to gain out of this experience?
Two Letters of Recommendation
Email your completed application and cover letter to the following persons: