Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Journey Continues with Emerging Christianity

The Center for Action and Contemplation hosted what I consider a milestone event in April of 2009: The Emerging Church Conference.

The values that the "emerging church" promotes include a fresh understanding of Jesus, a spirituality that links contemplation and action, a connection between spirituality and a holistic mission, and the development of authentic community.  Read the blog post I wrote last year after the conference.

What the conference did was to bring together many people of faith, groups and institutions that practice these values.  It was a marvelous, uplifting event.  The different participants then went home with new connections and ideas of how to strengthen their communities and denominations.  

Many people weren't able to attend last year's conference, so the CAC is offering folks an opportunity to learn more about emerging Christianity.  

There is also an opportunity for those who attended last year to share about how the experience from last year has transformed their worship community.

So here is information about this year's conference.

The Emerging Church:
Our Journey Continues with...
HOW we get there determines WHERE we arrive 

Continuing on with the exploration begun at last year’s Emerging Church conference, the CAC is thrilled to invite you to another large gathering of Roman Catholic, Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, and other Christians seeking to explore this emergence and convergence together. We hope to inspire and challenge you with the lens of non-dual thinking, a new politics and a new theology rooted in the "third way."

Join the CAC for
for 3 days of spiritual enrichment, challenge and shared exploration as we envision what the Christian community can be and do in this generation and in generations to come.

Friday, April 9 –
Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 

Albuquerque, NM

There will be five great presenters this year: Diana Butler Bass, Brian McClaren, Rev. Cynthia Bourgealt, Phd, Shane Claiborne, and Father Richard Rohr, o.f.m.  

REGISTER.  (On-line registration deadline is April 4).

Bread for the World will have a display table.  Please drop by and say hello. Hope to see you there!

No comments: