Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at the Emersion team—Doug Pagitt, Carla Barnhill, Tim Conder, Chad Allen, and myself, Brooke Nolen—at work. The team recently met in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Doug Pagitt hosted the meeting at Solomon’s Porch, a unique church community that he leads. On Sunday evening, I experienced firsthand Doug spinning around on a stool, barefoot in a room full of believers and seekers, while encouraging attendees to interact with his message. I felt very much at ease sitting on one of the couches among a welcoming community of folks desiring to live out their faith together in a real way. This church was the perfect place to help stimulate creative and challenging conversations with the Emersion team throughout the next few days. And this meaningful dialogue is why I am excited to have recently joined the Emersion team—and would love to help you join, too.
Join the Conversation—An Event Just for You!
To see where this emerging conversation is headed, you are welcome to attend:
The Great Emergence National Event
Phyllis Tickle, a highly respected authority on American religion (www.PhyllisTickle.com), will be the main speaker at The Great Emergence National Event. October will see the release of her new book, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. Tickle addresses what she believes to be a historically pivotal moment in church history that is relevant to all major Christian traditions. To learn more or register, visit: www.TheGreatEmergence.com
An event you may be interested in:
Transforming Culture [A Vision for the Church and the Arts]: www.transformingculture.org
April 1-3, 2008. Austin, TX.
This symposium will bring together pastors, church leaders and artists to discuss the Church’s relation to the arts and to artists. We will focus our discussion on three areas:
1) art and the worship of the Church
2) artists and the community of the Church
3) art and the mission of the Church in the renewal culture
If you are interested in exploring the ways in which we can encourage a more theologically informed, biblically grounded, liturgically sensitive, artistically alive and missionally shrewd vision for the Church and the arts, then we welcome you join us April 1-3, 2008 for a lively and enriching conversation.
Speakers include: JEREMY BEGBIE, ANDY CROUCH, BARBARA NICOLOSI, EUGENE PETERSON, DAVID TAYLOR, JOHN WITVLIET
For more info and to register click here.
We just heard about the finalists for the Fifth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Awards. A few Baker Publishing Group books are on the list:
Leadership Training category - The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch
Global Outreach category - Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises, by Bob Goudzwaard, Mark Vander Vennen, & David Van Heemst
Justice Evangelism category - Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live by Will Samson and Lisa Samson
These titles will be reviewed in the May/June Outreach magazine. Find out more about these books on BPGs new website: www.bakerpublishinggroup.com.
Intuitive Leadership was recently reviewed in Emergent Village's Emergent/C. Nannette Sawyer (contributor to An Emergent Manifesto of Hope) gave the review. Click here to see the archive.
Also, it was recently announced that Tim Keel will be hosting a conference. Here is the info:
Intuitive Leadership Conference
April 23-25, 2008
Jacob's Well Church
Kansas City, Missouri
To make an impact today, churches need to discover new ways of leading that embrace intuition, creativity, narrative, and the chaos and tension of our time. In his book Intuitive Leadership, Jacob's Well founding pastor Tim Keel offers a theologically grounded, thoughtful, and practical exploration of how intuitive leadership can help local churches embrace contemporary opportunities and challenges.
We invite you to join Tim Keel and the Jacob's Well community as they host a conference based around the themes, ideas, and implications of Tim's recently released book. Through a series of conversations, dialogues, and break-out sessions, the Intuitive Leadership Conference will help people to explore the evolving nature of leadership in our postmodern context and the implications for local churches and their leaders.
For more information, check out http://www.timkeel.net.
Sally Morganthaler (contributor to An Emergent Manifesto of Hope) and Joe Myers (author of Organic Community) will have a live webcast Nov. 19th, 2007 (9 pm EST) at www.shapevine.com
Check it out!
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