The Missio Conference will be held in Cincinnati on Sept 29-October 1.
MISSIO is… A gathering of emerging church leaders and fresh expressions practitioners for conversation and collaboration in (re) imagining church in ways that are radically incarnational and contextual to embody the Gospel and Reign of God in today’s culture. This will be an opportunity for people in traditional congregations to dialogue with leaders of emerging Christianity, to discover innovative resources for building community through radical hospitality, emergent worship, and missional church planting within a postmodern and post-secular world. Together, we will explore what it means to be what the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, calls a “mixed-economy church,” where traditional congregations and new expressions of church work together to participate in God’s mission in the world.
ERB editor Chris Smith, will be leading a session on Slow Church, based on a book on this theme that he is co-writing with John Pattison.
The Christian Community Development Association will be having their annual convention here in Indianapolis, October 12-16.
Go to the CCDA website for more details… And if you’re coming to CCDA, plan to come out and visit Englewood Christian Church on Saturday afternoon October 15, to hear our story and to discuss asset-based community development among churches.
Here’s a recent video about the CCDA gathering: