Exponential 2011: On the Verge
I’m looking forward to being at Exponential 2011 this year. This year the question being answered is: “What does it take to see apostolic movement through my church?” After you register for the conference (by the way, this is the last week to get the best rates), you can choose a workshop track that best fits your needs for where you are in the church planting journey.
I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching three different sessions on Wednesday, April 27th. I’d love to see you. Here is a complete list of speakers. Here are some details about the conference. Check below for the details of what I am speaking on.
Missional Church Primer (4.27.11 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
There has been a lot of buzz about the “Missional Church” this past decade, but when “missional” is applied to everything, it becomes devoid of its meaning. In this session we will take a wide-angle look at the missional church exploring recent history, theological distinctions and practices as well as contemporary missiologists who have shaped and are shaping the movement.
Missional Leadership: Living Out the Five Fold (4.27.11 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
If the church is going to faithfully rebirth herself in the Western context and cultivate a fruitful missional ethos, she must awaken the five equippers to live as cultural architects who awaken the entire community to join God in the renewal of all things. In this session we will move from theory to practice, taking a look at how we have been living this out in our churches in Los Angeles over the last decade.
Embracing a Dangerous Mission (4.27.11 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)
Jesus calls us to follow him into the world, which makes for an adventurous life filled with risks and rewards, joys and dangers. Part of the reason many young people are leaving the church today is because the church feels more like a country club rather than a community on a dangerous mission to bless the world. If we really want to follow Jesus, we must be willing to be rejected, to live simply, be peacemakers, agents of economic justice, and ultimately willing to suffer and die for his name’s sake.