An Evangelism Experiment – Popup Dinner, Anyone?

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   The third thing we were to take away from Rethinking Evangelism was an evangelism experiment to actually try, for realz, when we got back home. As we …

Rethinking Evangelism – Recap Question 1

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   It’s hard to recap a conference with so many different angles and perspectives on a topic that is huge all by itself — evangelism. It is especially …

Hearing, Seeing and Tasting God – the senses and evangelism

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From his key role in helping lead the South African Duch Reformed Church out of its Apartheid-era inwardness to his leadership in exploring new ways to convene church (check out the Open Door Cafe) or hospitably listen, Pastor and Professor Jannie Swart is on the leading edge of evangelism.    Join Jannie Swart at the Rethinking Evangelism conference at Luther Seminary July …

I have no strategy for you… but I have some pretty good stories to tell… Nadia Bolz-Weber

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What’s in a story? Perhaps even more to the point, how does God use the stories of our own lives to bring hope and life, love and peace to a struggling world? How might story be an entry point to relationship and true sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ? Join Nadia Bolz-Weber at the Rethinking Evangelism conference at Luther Seminary July …

‘being’ church…

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“The challenge of reconstructing evangelism will not be an easy task. For the gospel to which evangelism invites persons is, by the standards of the Enlightenment, incredible; according to the logic of the market, it is cost-ineffective; measured by modern, liberal notions of the social, it is uncivil; by the standards of an aesthetics formed by the capitalist discipline of …

Rethinking “Welcome”

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“A radically welcoming community seeks to welcome the voices, presence and power of all people — especially those who have been defined as The Other, pushed to the margins, cast out, silenced and closeted — so they can help to shape the congregation’s common life and fulfill the reconciling dream of God.” Stephanie Spellers, Treasurer, Canonfor Missional Vitality, Diocese ofLong …

As We Rethink Evangelism…

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“Many church members today recognize that evangelism is vitally necessary for the church to have a future amidst widespread decline. At the same time, few prospects provoke greater dread and discomfort. This conference offers an opportunity to reframe evangelism in a grounded, holistic, accessible way for a new apostolic age.” Dwight Zscheile, assistant professor congregational mission and leadershipLuther Seminary / …