During our Aggelos Church Planting boot camp we recorded our sessions. You may listen to below for free.
On August 8-9, 2008, The Well, in partnership with the Ecclesia Network and C4ML at Biblical Seminary, will be hosting a one-day conference with Al Hsu, author of The Suburban Christian around the topic of Suburbia and the mission of the Church.
“God always shows up in the most God-forsaken places.” – Alan Roxburgh
In some ways, it doesn’t get any more God-forsaken than suburban America. This seminar will take a look at two important topics: Suburbia and the Church. For some people, there is a sentiment that its impossible to really be the church in the ‘burbs. But for others, we believe that this is the place that God has called us. If we are going to stay, we need to ask what it means to “be the church” in a culture that is defined by comfort, consumerism, isolation, wealth, strip malls and hidden poverty.
This one day seminar will focus on the development and culture of suburbia and the opportunities and challenges that this context presents the Church. We are honored to have Al Hsu, author of The Suburban Christian, lead the discussion along with some other local pastors and thinkers.
This one day conference is open to all and will be helpful for pastors, lay leaders and members of congregations. Our goal is to have some substantial discussion around practical issues that relate to the everyday practice of the Church and the Christian life.
More info and registration here:
Audio from the breakout sessions at the Ecclesia National Gathering in February 2008. These sessions are with JR Woodward, Chris Backert & Keith Matthews.
Here you can find audio recordings from our national gathering in February 2008. The recordings are from the main sessions with Alan Hisrch & David Fitch.
Tuesday, February 12th – Thursday, February 14th
“Living the good news we believe through our local congregations” will be the overall emphasis for our second annual national gathering in Washington DC.
How does the gospel inform our life, speech, church structures, practices and other various and sundry areas of individual and congregational life?
Two practitioners, Alan Hirsch, author of The Shaping of Things to Come and The Forgotten Ways, as well as David Fitch, pastor at Life on the Vine in Chicago, author of The Great Giveaway, and professor at Northern Seminary will be joining us.
We will also hear from fellow practitioners and have the opportunity to both give and receive guidance on various issues our churches are facing. As always, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the Ecclesia Network and what is ahead for us in the future.
This gathering is open to all and as always, will be intentionally limited in number, so register quickly. (And don’t worry – we will be done in time for just about everyone to get home for Valentine’s day, especially thanks to the time delay in flying east to west).