- Open Out is a weekly podcast series, website and interactive social media to help individuals and faith communities discover the possibilities and the challenges of intentionally opening outwards to welcome a much broader group of people – including those with very diﬀerent cultural backgrounds.
Bill Millar was for 14 years minister at Knox United in Winnipeg, one of the most culturally diverse faith communities in North America. In 2018, Bill received a McGeachy Scholarship from the United Church Foundation to devote his full time energy to researching the practical side of opening our churches to intentionally welcome a broader community - including recent immigrants and people of colour. This is close to the heart of the United Church - we have long had the intent of doing this, but have not always had the practical skills to do this.
In consultation with folk from the United Church Publishing House and the Foundation, the decision was made to publish the material, notes a book or workbook, but in a podcast series, published weekly - Open Out. There is also an interactive Facebook page. You can link to the podcasts at openout.ca [also on iTunes and Spotify].