Friday, March 05, 2010

Turning Your Congregation Inside Out: Creating Missional Communities of Faith... the name of the workshop I will be doing with Joel Miller of Buffalo and perhaps some others during UUA General Assembly in Minneapolis on Friday, June 25 from 1 to 2:15 pm in the convention center. Hope you will put it on your schedule if you are going. That evening from 6 to 8 pm come eat and hymn sing with the UU Christian Fellowship at the First Unitarian Church of Minneapolis close to the convention center. The workshop will use what we do here on Tulsa's northernedge neighborhoods, and learnings from others, to shift our thinking on church, and church planting, and the cultures we need to be with in mission. A summary of our changes, how to use the 3Rs of community development---relocation, redistribution, reconciliation--to guide missional activities, and the many ways to become what Michael Durral calls public churches. Not that others have to follow our model, but hoping it will inspire others to take risks to embody faith, because if you don't it is the surest route to stay the course into oblivion and irrelevancy. More on it to come. End. Type your summary here

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