Big Idea: Christ, by the Spirit, is the leader of his Church. Let’s organize as if this is true.
What is leadership? And how does it look in the church? Beyond Hierarchy (one on top) and Democracy (all on bottom) is a Spirit-guided leadership through gifts and calling. Fitch and Holsclaw discuss the theological and personal reasons we tend toward unhealthy leadership structures, the difference between vision-casting and consensus-building, and the foundations of being led in Christ by the Spirit.
What ya Reading?
The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry ~ Mandy Smith
Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church is Rootedness ~ Dan White Jr.
Also, mentioned, No Home Like Place: A Christian Theology of Place ~ Len Hjalmarson
The theme is “The Mission of Preaching”, Nov. 6-7, Chicago, IL.
DON’T MISS IT. EARLY BIRD RATES UNTIL OCT. 3RD.
Topics and Presenter will be:
PREACHING: Proclaiming or Teaching, or…? ~ David Fitch
POUR OVER SERMONS: Brewing in the Spirit ~ Tara Beth Leach
RESURRECTION IMAGINATION: Good News in the Religious Marketplace ~ Matt Tebbe
PREACHING “THROUGH” AND “TO” VULNERABILITY ~ Mandy Smith