Archive for December, 2008

Decline/Growth, Missional

Interesting Debate Going On at `Out of Ur’

Hey, there’s a really interesting debate going-on at another blog site. Some of the writers include Alan Hirsch, Dan Kimball, Scot McKnight, and Andy Crouch.

Missional vs. Attractional: Debating the Data
What do the numbers say? It depends who you ask.

by Url Scaramanga & Andy Rowell

The debate continues. For the last two weeks, opinions have been fast and furious on the definition and validity of “missional” churches. It all began with Dan Kimball’s post about his missional misgivings. . .

If you would like to check-out this debate go to Out of Ur.

Does this debate touch any of your nerves or stir your passions? If so, please come back and share some of your reflections and how the Church of the Brethren (either as a denomination or your local congregation) works at being missional or attractional.


Annual Conference

Update on Annual Conference Video Contest

Next year, the Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Team is sponsoring a video contest to see who can best creatively interpret next year’s theme: “The old has gone! The new has come! All this is from God!”.

Watch Moderator David Shumate explain this year’s theme on YouTube.

The winner will have their video shown from the floor of Annual Conference plus receive a $100 prize. Up to 4 runner’s up will have their video’s distributed on a DVD at conference and receive a $50 prize.

For more information, please take a look at the Video Contest Information and Video Contest Entry Form. Here’s the PDF version of the Video Contest Information Form and Video Contest Entry Form.

If you’re not a multi-media or video editor person, please pass this information to someone who is!

Please feel free to get in contact with me for any questions:

Jeff Glass
[email protected]