Verge LA 2009 in Hollywood @ the Fountain Room – November 13th and 14th
Verge LA is is where the next BIG idea meets UNconference.
SPECIAL NOTE: For those who live outside of the LA area, it looks like we will be doing A LIVE STREAM of this event. The plans are to live stream the event through the Ecclesia Network site. Live Streaming will start at 7 p.m. tonight, barring any problems.
Friday, November 13th – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 14th – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Fountain Room
The Ecclesia Network
Please RSVP to the event on Facebook, as we need an accurate estimate for lunch on Saturday.
We will be thinking imaginatively about the future of the church with others in an open-source gift economy way. The next BIG idea is about giving time to interact about innovative ways to partner with God in the renewal of all things. Unconference is about freely sharing creative ideas with one another without putting anyone on a pedestal. It is more participant oriented than personality driven, which is why there will be no lists of speakers. There is also no cost, because people are sharing their gifts and knowledge freely.
Within a 24-hour period there will be twenty 14-minute presentations by 20 different speakers from 20 different churches on innovative ways to think and live missionally. Some of the missional themes that people are planning to talk about include (orange letters are links to more details about that theme):
Sabbath and Mission “Why the First Big Thing is Still the Next Big Thing”
Worship and Mission “Justly Broken”
Jesus and Mission “Jesus for Your Right Brian”
Economy and Mission “The Beggar’s Bowl”
Colonialism and Mission “Cheap Wine, Inconvenience, and the Smell of Mission”
Incarnation and Mission “Going Out, Going Deep”
Pacifism and Mission “What Does the Death Penalty Have to Do with Mission?”
Unity and Mission “Mission and the Final Apologetic”
Hospitality and Mission “Hospitality… The Heart of Missional Culture Change”
Anthropology and Mission “Beginning with the Beginning: Leading with an Imago Dei Theology”
Culture and Mission “Pointing People to What’s Always Been There But They’ve Never Noticed”
Strategy and Mission “A Case for Proximity”
Spaces and Mission “The Shaped Kingdom Reshapes”
Neighborhood and Mission “Rough Start, Barber Shop & a Dog Named Sam”
Social Justice and Mission “Thinking Inside the Box”
Community and Mission “The Right People are the One’s in the Room!”
Spiritual Leadership and Mission “The Spiritual Leadership of Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda”
Leadership and Mission “The Death of Leadership: Christ, Co-Leading and Missional Living”
Prophetic Ministry and Mission “Prophetic Ministry Intimacy Mandate of Christ”
In addition, we will have interactive times with those who share. I hope you can join us in what will be a memorable time.
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