Best Practices Institute IV
Changing Congregational DNA
With internationally renowned author, speaker and leadership mentor
How can we share the Gospel meaningfully today?
How can we see cultural and social change as a pathway to congregational renewal?
How do we build transformational and missional communities of faith for the 21st Century?
As congregational leaders realize that traditional expressions of faith no longer reach out to people, many are actively seeing insight and understanding into how to relate the Gospel for people today.
Brian McLaren is at the forefront of this movement. Author, speaker, pastor and mentor, his books such as The Church in Emerging Culture, A Generous Orthodoxy, and Everything Must Change are widely recognized for their role in encouraging provocative and invigorating conversations about ministry for today's world. He is a frequent guest on TV and radio, including Larry King Live, Religion and Ethics News Weekly and Nightline. Time Magazine lists him as one of America's 25 most influential evangelists.
For workshop and cohort participants, brian offered insight, encouragement and practical, tested strategies for church leaders. He reflected on the theological and historical background to the postmodern transition and explored the cultural and social change it has brought. He invited us into in-depth discussions about theology, Christian hope, and the scriptures, teaching us how to share our faith, truth-claims and values with today's secular world.
In his public presentation More Ready that you Realize: Evangelism in the Emerging Culture, Brian shared a refreshing, hopeful, groundbreaking and doable approach to church growth and renewal that will hearten congregations for their ministries of evangelism and spiritual hospitality.