Discerning Mission

An Evangelism Experiment - Popup Dinner, Anyone?

Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary - M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:
 

The third thing we were to take away from Rethinking Evangelism was an evangelism experiment to actually try, for realz , when we got back home.

Table setting at Twin Cities Popup DinnerAs we were considering what we might do, these words of wisdom stuck out to all of us -- let these experiments be an end within themselves. 

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Rethinking Evangelism - Recap Question 1

Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary - M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:
 

It's hard to recap a conference with so many different angles and perspectives on a topic that is huge all by itself -- evangelism. It is especially hard at a conference that refused to spoon-feed attendees any easy answers. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I'll offer my thoughts on the

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Hearing, Seeing and Tasting God - the senses and evangelism

From his key role in helping lead the South African Duch Reformed Church out of its Apartheid-era inwardness to his leadership in exploring new ways to convene church (check out the Open Door Cafe) or hospitably listen, Pastor and Professor Jannie Swart is on the leading edge of evangelism.   

Join Jannie Swart at the Rethinking Evangelism conference at Luther Seminary July 22-24

And feel free to share your story here... or join us at the conference. Register Today.

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"I have no strategy for you... but I have some pretty good stories to tell..." Nadia Bolz-Weber

What's in a story? Perhaps even more to the point, how does God use the stories of our own lives to bring hope and life, love and peace to a struggling world? How might story be an entry point to relationship and true sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ?

Join Nadia Bolz-Weber at the Rethinking Evangelism conference at Luther Seminary July 22-24

Share your story here... or join us at the conference. Register Today.

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'being' church...

"The challenge of reconstructing evangelism will not be an easy task. For the gospel to which evangelism invites persons is, by the standards of the Enlightenment, incredible; according to the logic of the market, it is cost-ineffective; measured by modern, liberal notions of the social, it is uncivil; by the standards of an aesthetics formed by the capitalist discipline of desire, it is repulsive; and by the chaplaincy standards of Christendom, it may prove to be neither useful nor helpful."

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