Leadership Network to Discuss Church Future
What will the church look like in 2020? In 2050? That is the topic discussed next Thursday, March 1 at 1:00 PM online at a “Groundswell Event” hosted by Leadership Network. Christian superstar Rick Warren (who spoke at Pres. Obama’s inauguration) will be speaking, along with David Kinnaman, the young president of Barna Group (a famous Christian pollster), and author of “You Lost Me”, and “unChristian.” No doubt Kinnaman will provide the latest statistics on how the church is struggling to reach the Millennial generation.
Anyone interested in joining in the live event can come to my house, where it will be broadcasting on our big screen 32-inch TV, with “Dolby Surround Sound”. The event would be of particular interest to younger Christians and especially those of us working with student-age ministries. It should generate some interesting discussion among those of us watching the event as well.
You can also pre-register for the event at EventBrite, but you must pre-register to watch it. The event is free.
According to the event literature:
It’s up to the next generation of Christian leaders. They’re in your church right now. They’re passionate about Jesus and the church. And they want to make a difference.Leadership Netwok has gathered some of the brightest young minds in today’s church… tomorrows leaders. They’re all between the ages of 13 – 19. They have specific thoughts on what the church will need to look like to reach their generation.
Join us for a first of it’s kind online conference… where the leaders of tomorrow’s church speak out today. It all happens Thursday, March 1. Right here on your computer. Join us for groundSWELL.
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Sounds awesome, I’ll be there.
I am a Chicagoan, who traveled 400 miles to Taylor University for my degree, and now works in Indianapolis. Though my living situation hasn’t moved me far, I’ve been tremendously blessed to visit 18+ countries and now work at an organization that is committed above all else, to supporting thoughtful, trained Christian leaders in their contexts around the world. We work with seminaries in more than 75 countries.
I cannot help but have a global perspective and wish/hope that there is a perspective in this Leadership Network discussion that includes a majority world Christian leader.
We have Regional Directors who consult/support seminaries in their regions (Africa, Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America and Eurasia). I hope someone of that perspective -born and raised church leader from another region, who went to seminary in their region, and it training Christians effectively there- could weigh in on a topic like this. Just a suggestion. If the opportunity or desire ever arises, let me know!
Thanks for stopping by, Jessica, and I agree. Sadly, during the entire 4-hour discussion about the needs of the church, there was no mention about missions or any burden concerning overseas work that I can recall. Isn’t that amazing? I think it’s a glaring error, so typical of smug Americans.