Partner for your City
Drive through Austin or almost any other city , you'll see hundreds of church buildings, sitting empty throughout the week. Two churches in Austin asked the question "what would it look like to love our neighborhood?" The result has been two experiments in sharing space for the sake of the city. One is Space12, an East Austin community center, just one mile from 12th and Chicon, the most notorious corner in Austin. Two young churches, Vox Veniae and Mosaic, as well as a half a dozen non-profit organizations, share the space throughout the week. The other is Austin Stone's For the City Center, a worship, event and office venue nestled in St. Johns, one of the poorest neighborhoods of Austin. Leaders from these two organizations will share their story of learning to partner for their city.
Skills for Urban Leadership: Cultivating Cultural Intelligence
The gospel is a universal appeal: the message of salvation for all men and women, in all countries, languages, for all time. But churches often struggle to communicate the gospel in a way that reaches their culture. In Center Church, Tim Keller suggests that churches must learn how to do "active contextualization." This is "involves a three-partprocess: entering the culture, challenging the culture, and then appealing to the listeners." Based on chapter ten of Center Church (free download) Mark Reynolds will share how one can uprade their "Cultural Intelligence," and better present the gospel in your setting.
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