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Verge LA 2009 – Speaker Topics Part I

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With Verge LA right around the corner, I will be posting some of the topics that various speakers will tackle, everyday until the event. The basic theme of this gathering is looking at what it means to be missional in imaginative ways. Verge LA is where the next BIG idea meets UNconference. If you want to learn the date, time, place and other vital information about Verge LA, then please go to this post about Verge LA. There is a good chance that we will reach full capacity with this event. If we have more people than space in the venue, those who have registered through facebook or leave a message on this blog post will get first preference. If you do not register by leaving your name on this post or better yet, replying to facebook, even though the event is free, you may need to go to the overflow room, so please take the time to register.

Here is the theme of one of the speakers at Verge LA 2009:

Theme: Sabbath and Mission

Title: Why the first Big Thing is still the next Big Thing.

Summary Sentence:
Sabbath is not a break from mission, but a primary missional rhythm for the church of today and tomorrow.

Summary Paragraph: Sabbath and mission could be seen as opposites…six days we go out in mission, and one day we come in to rest. But such an understanding will miss the point of both. Sabbath is a day of anticipation of shalom, of God’s kingdom fully present. Mission is an announcement and demonstration of this same Kingdom. The lost art of Sabbath is not a break from mission, but a primary missional expression for the church of today and tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will share another theme that the speaker will be talking about.


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