Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rippling Christianity

Posted by on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:44 AM

"We deeply want to see a God-movement that ripples outward from Colorado’s Front Range," says the organizers of the upcoming Multiply Conference at Vanguard Church.

It's not breaking news that the number of churchgoing Christians in this country is on a steady decline. In fact, that hasn't been breaking news for a while.

In an effort to combat this trend, and usher in a new age of Christian growth, religious leaders are trying to re-imagine the church's role in American culture and the methods they can use to prosthelytize and expand. Thus, we have things like the Multiply Conference, an outgrowth of Frontline Church Planting.

From the event site:

The church in North America faces curious times. The old operating system and status quo of the Church no longer resound with our culture. In the western U.S. we have sensed these things coming for a long time.

Church leaders are in process of making seismic shifts toward more mission-grounded and multiplication-based expressions of the Body of Christ, but we must move quickly.

They've lined up an interesting group of speakers, including New Life Church's Brady Boyd, Steve Holt (Steve Holt!) of Springs Mountain Springs Church, and author Alan Hirsch.

The event is being sponsored by Frontline Church Planting, Colorado Baptists, Pikes Peak Baptist Association, and Fuller Theological Seminary among others.

If you are interested, tickets are still available for this Nov. 2 and 3 affair at the event site.

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