Saturday, January 3rd from 8am-4pm Christ Community will be hosting
a missional (non)conference thing called "Seeding Missional
Communities: A Learning Commons" at Heartland Church (1025 Vance Ave).
Dave Fitch (a pastor at Life on the Vine in Chicago) as well as other missional leaders from the area will be in Fort Wayne to discuss an array of issues including:
- The merits of missional orders as a community-forming missional/evangelistic discipline.
- The Sunday gathering as missional.
- The need for a missional evangelistic tool to nurture new conversions in our communities.
It won't be anything fancy, we'll just gather, have different
presenters and open discussion, and some time for decompression. THERE
WILL BE NO CHARGE. No one will be selling books. We're just getting
together to encourage and commiserate for the gospel.
If you plan to come, email me so we know how much coffee to make! If you'd like to present, email Dave. If you need a hotel room, the Holiday Inn IPFW will give you an $89 rate if you reference the "Seeding Missional Communities" conference.
The day will look like this:
8:00am: Introductions and prayer
8:45am: First presentation (20 minutes)
9:15am: Discussion- questions – prayer
10:00am: Break – coffee – chat – decompression.
10:30am: Second Presentation (20 minutes)
10:50am: Discussion – questions – prayer
1:30pm: Third presentation (20 minutes)
1:50pm: Discussion – questions – prayer
2:45pm: Fourth presentation (20 minutes)
3:05pm: Discussion – questions – prayer
4:00pm: Dismissal – benediction – sent out for mission
To give you a taste of what an informal presentation looks like,
take a look at Dave Fitch's 15 minute presentation below at Canada's
Cultivate gathering last year. It's short and it's goal is to get the
discussion going. This is the kind of presentation we'll be shooting
Dave Fitch – the Cultivate Talk on Missional Orders from Bill Kinnon on Vimeo.
dan horwedel says
You don’t know me, but I think I’m going to be attending this event (another Fort Wayner). Hope to see you there!
Ben Sternke says
Looking forward to seeing you there, Dan!