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.
NEIGHBORHOOD, LOCALITY, MISSION
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.
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
Tim Soerens – Parish Collective Co-Founder and Pastor of Cascade Neighborhood Church
Paul Sparks – Parish Collective Co-Founder and Pastor of Zoe – Livable Church