Parish Collective Portland 2010: A Roadshow of locality, mission and neighborhood

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, June 8th), we are hosting an amazing evening of conversation.  This unique gathering is dedicated to the merger of faith, community, local-living and mission. Get a chance to sit with acclaimed international thinkers Michael Frost and Dwight Friesen.

“Is it possible that geography should be a foundational organizing prinicple to how we view life, faith and church?”

Please join us.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
6:00pm – 9:00pm
George Fox University Portland Campus
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, OR


Rooted and Linked

Welcome to a ragtag collective of New Parishioners. You are invited to join us in Portland on the 8th of June in response to the question, “What does faith have to do with place?” Join Michael Frost, Dwight Friesen, and reflective practitioners across Cascadia as we consider a church that is rooted in neighborhoods and linked across the city.

$10 at the door

Keynote Michael Frost – is an internationally recognized Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the international missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world. The most recent are the highly successful and award-winning The Shaping of Things to Come (2003, co-authored with colleague Alan Hirsch), Exiles (2006) and Re:Jesus (2009).

Facilitator Dwight Friesen – teaches missional contextual theology at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, WA. Dwight speaks, writes, and consults on culture, social systems and Christianity and has facilitated major events around the country. His recent book is “Thy Kingdom Connected”: a practical theology of networks. A new book he co-authored exploring the history and future of the evangelical movement will be released this year.

Conversation Guides:

Tony Kriz – Community Organizer and Founder of North Portland Abbey

Kelly Bean – Urban Abbey intentional community planter and founder of Convergence

Karen Ward – Abbess of Church of the Apostles and missioner of Episcopal Village

Maria-Jose Soerens – Bilingual Mental Health Counselor and founder of The River Beneath

Cameron Roxburgh – Director of Forge Canada and Church Planting Canada

Howard Lawrence – Founder of Neighborhood Life in Edmonton Canada

Karlene Clark – Co-pastor Springfield Community Church

Ben Katt – Parish Collective Co-Founder and Pastor of Awake Church in Aurora, Seattle

Clark Blakeman – Second Stories Founder and Director in Portland, Oregon

Brandon Rhodes – Founding member of Springwater in Portland, Oregon

Jim Wicks – Pastor of Adsideo, a Sellwood neighborhood church in Portland

Party Hosts:

Tim Soerens – Parish Collective Co-Founder and Pastor of Cascade Neighborhood Church

Paul Sparks – Parish Collective Co-Founder and Pastor of Zoe – Livable Church

One Response to “Parish Collective Portland 2010: A Roadshow of locality, mission and neighborhood”

  1. Baptism is a public ressonpe to the salvation we have received from Jesus. Communion is an outpouring of thanks and worship for what God, through Jesus, has already done on our behalf. We explained to our girls that once they have asked Jesus to be their savior and once they have publicly professed that faith through baptism, they may joyfully join us in partaking in communion. I truly believe that if we look at Scripture, a public profession of faith comes first, then partaking in communion.All three of our daughters understood this, and baptism became an even more significant event because of it. Each one chose to be baptized at different stages in their life one in high school, one in 6th grade, and one in 3rd grade. We didn’t push. We just made it clear what baptism and communion meant, and it became a marker for them. If my children had been baptized as infants (our church does both adult and infant baptism!) we would have had them wait until they had gone through some sort of confirmation class before they took part in communion.Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side recently posted..


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