"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, Canon
for Missional Vitality, Diocese of
Long Island / Keynote Presenter
For Stephanie Spellers the secret of evangelism begins in the margins …
"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 leadership
Luther Seminary / keynote presenter
The Rethinking Evangelism conference brings nationally known …
Join us Nov. 9-10, 2012, for the 8th Annual Missional Church Consultation, sponsored by the Center for Missional Leadership at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Theme: "On the Road to Emmaus: Missional Church and Global Media Cultures"
A Faithful Future: A Conversation about the missional church and the first third of life
The Seventh Annual Consultation on the Missional Church, held Nov. 4-5, 2011
Here is a list of videos and discussion resources first posted on FirstThird.org, Center for First Third Ministry at Luther Seminary.
- Preview Video: Dr. Terri Elton discusses the Missional Church and the First Third of Life
"Cultivating a Consequential Faith in a Consumer-Driven World: From Object to Subject to Agent" …