Information follows on conferences scheduled for the Mission America Coalition, Christian Community Development Assn., and the City Impact Roundtable next spring.
Attend the Mission America Coalition Annual Meeting in St. Louis ~ The theme of the Mission America Coalition Annual Meeting October 10-12 is CULTURE SHIFT: Have we passed the tipping point? Can restoring a healthy church culture transform our cities?
You are warmly invited to join others who care about our cities to the meetings at the St. Louis Airport Mariott. Featured speakers include Ted Haggard, Paul Cedar, Lon Allison, Mary Lance Sisk, Daniel De Leon, Jarvis Ward, John Olson, Dave Olson, Jim Overholt and others. There will be strong plenary sessions, but also a significant number of interactive discussion times. Every attendee will be an active part of this meeting!
A PDF of the Annual Meeting brochure is available at the web link below.
Come to the Table in St. Louis and Engage in These Critical Issues with Your Colleagues. Interact With:
• Directors of National & Regional Ministries
• Denominational Leaders
• City Movement Practitioners
• Kingdom-Minded Pastors
• Church Evangelism Leaders
• Marketplace Leaders
• Evangelism Strategists
• Resourcers & Researchers
- Early-Bird Registration ($150) ends Sept. 1. At that point standard registration will be $175.
- Single Day Registration has been added as an option (especially for those in the St. Louis area). Details are in the online registration form.
- Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday are included in the registration fee
- Hotel Reservations must be made separately (details in the PDF brochure and on the web link)
Dr. Paul Cedar will be the guest on the September 21 monthly cityreaching call.The topic will be Compassion Ministries, and a tribute to Dr. Ted Engstrom, who recently went to be with the Lord.
To participate on the call on Thursday morning, Sept. 21, dial 605-772-3001. When prompted, enter code 595489#.The call is at 11 a.m. Eastern time, 10 Central, 9 Mountain, 8 a.m. Pacific time.
Response to 8-17 call with Phill Butler
Interest is high in Phill Butler’s new book, Well Connected. The call is available for review either by printed transcript or by dialing in to listen to the recording of the call via a link at www.cityreaching.com (upper right on the home page).
Joe Walsh, Sacramento wrote: Read and Dialog Groups will be starting September 6 for pastors and non-pastors in Sacramento. You can read about it at http://kingdom-connections
Dave Hackett of vision/Synergy wrote It was good to be with your remarkable collection of people on the cityreaching conference call this morning. Every call I find myself thanking God for that forum where people come together for fellowship and learning.
Phill commended Dave’s paper called "The Limits of Good Intentions, and the Confidence Born of Skill." This pa! per on Crossing the Will/Skill Divide is also available for review on a link at cityreaching.com.
Christian Community Development Association in Philadelphia ~ Cities of Love with Liberty and Justice for All is the theme for CCDA’s 18th Annual National Conference will meet September 27 - October 1, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
The Christian Community Development Association conference Plenary Speaker on Thursday morning is Pastor Herbert Lusk, who has emerged as a leader in the Faith Based Movement, championing the role of faith-based organizations in leading community revitalization efforts.
Because of his accomplishments, Pastor Lusk is honored to serve as advisor to President George W. Bush. He hosts regular evangelistic services with inner-city and suburban churches.
Christian Assistance Network (CAN) was born out of Pastor Lusk's ministry with suburban churches. Together they help meet material needs of low-income individuals. Greater Exodus is also at the forefront of Faith-Based Community Econ. Dev. in Phila.
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BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our next CITY IMPACT ROUNDTABLE (CIR) in El Paso April 19-21. Cityreaching: The Dynamics of Transformation (What’s Working?) will be the focus. the Design Team is working hard under Convener Glenn Barth's leadership.
JARVIS in a city near you in September? Look for Jarvis if you are in Charleston, WV Sept. 11-14, El Paso-Las Cruces-Juarez area Sept. 17-21 or Philadelphia Sept. 27-30.
Carolyn and her husband Bernie will be in Africa September 4-10, along with Dave Gibson, who served with Mission America for 2 years. Grace Church Eden Prairie, MN is launching a training center for pastors of small daughter churches around Accra, Ghan
Please pray for them and their ministry and don't expect to get the same excellent service when you email firstname.lastname@example.org until she returns! Jarvis
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