A Word About a Revolutionary Network Meeting
There is a growing movement of pastors, church planters, and churches around the globe who have become convinced that the center of the Gospel is a Jesus-looking God who calls his people to partner with him to advance a Jesus-looking kingdom. They sense that God is pouring out “new kingdom wine” that is bursting apart the tired old wineskins of Christendom. They sense we are at the cusp of a rising kingdom revolution that is going to radically alter what people identity as “the Christian faith” and “the Church.” The majority of these leaders are both encouraged and discouraged. They are encouraged by the Jesus-looking kingdom revolution they see rising up, but discouraged by the lack of networking and partnership amongst others who share their convictions.
As we have been praying and talking, we feel that God has called us in some capacity to begin calling together these leaders for the purpose of friendship and discernment. Therefore, if you count yourself as a leader or potential future leader in this rising revolution, we invite you to join us on Saturday, September 28, for a time of fellowship and prayer as we have the opportunity to meet one another, pray together, and further discern God’s heart.
Woodland Hills Church will be hosting a ReKnew Conference on September 27-28, entitled “Faith, Doubt and the Idol of Certainty.” The conference ends on Saturday afternoon and all conference attendees are invited to stay for the 5:00 pm worship service at WHC. Following the service, at 6:30 pm, there will be a coffee and dessert gathering for all pastors, church planters, worship leaders, and other ministry leaders who are interested in meeting other leaders who share a desire for friendship and to network with others in ministry.
I’m hoping to attend but can’t confirm my attendance at this point. I’m working on the details. Either way, I’ve assured Greg and Mark that I’m in when it comes to the “movement.” What comes out of this weekend and the follow-up conversations will be nothing short of revolutionary!
You need not be an attendee at the ReKnew Conference to attend this leadership gathering, and the gathering is free. But for planning purposes, advance registration is required.
A Word about the Reknew Conference
I want to let you know about a new book that is coming out. Admittedly, I have not read it yet, but I have yet to read something by my friend Greg Boyd that I was disappointed with. His newest book, Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty, deals with faith and doubt issues. I can’t wait to read it. Also, a conference will take place at Woodland Hills Church at the end of September which will be based on some of the following questions:Do you have doubts and questions about God, the Bible and evil? Do you ever feel the need to get all of your faith questions answered with certainty? Do you wonder how honest doubt impacts your relationship with Jesus?
Based on Greg Boyd’s new book, Benefit of the Doubt, Greg invites you to embrace a faith that doesn’t strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Instead of assuming that your faith is as strong as it is certain, discover how your doubts can enhance faith and how seeking certainty is harming many in today’s church. Wrestle with your faith and experience a life-transforming relationship with Christ, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics.
Check out this video…
Here are some details about the weekend. I should add, that my good friend Mark Moore will be preaching that weekend, so it is bound to be a great time!
When? September 27-28
How do I sign up? $59 if you register by August 30 $69 if you register by September 13 $79 if you register by September 27
BUY TICKETS HERE Note: A small registration fee will be added at checkout.
What will we do together?
Friday September 27, 2013
5:00 pm Check-in, Registration and the Bookstore Opens
6:30-8:00 pm Session 1: False Faith: How the Idol of Certainty Leads Us Astray, Greg Boyd
8:15 pm Party with Live Music (A free evening featuring the band Not Dead Yet for which Greg Boyd is the drummer).
Saturday September 28, 2013
9:00-10:15 am Session 2: True Faith: What It Means to Wrestle with God, Greg Boyd
10:45 am-12:00 pm Session 3: Q & A with Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00-2:00 pm Session 4: Exercising Faith: Stumbling Forward with Our Doubts, Greg Boyd
Woodland Hills Church Saint Paul, MN 1740 Van Dyke St, St Paul, MN 55109 MAP HERE
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