Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Denver 2010 – Speaker and Topics Part II

With Denver 2010 just around the corner, I will be posting about some of the speakers and the topics they will be tackling up until the event. The basic theme of this gathering is looking at what it means to be missional in imaginative ways. Denver 2010 is where the next BIG idea meets UNconference. To learn more details about the event, check out this post, and/or register for the event on facebook. The event is free. Let me know if you have any questions or if your not on facebook register by leaving here name on this post.

ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AND THEIR THEME

SPEAKER
John Chandler is a husband, a father of three, and the pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, a church start-up in Austin. He helps pay the bills as a freelance web designer and writer. He maintains a blog on creative work at Creativityist.com, and one on theology and life at SomeStrangeIdeas.com. He is a graduate of Mars Hill Grad School and Hope International University, but he still thinks some of the most important theology he ever learned came from Dr. Seuss.

THEME
Creativity and Mission

TITLE
Why creativity is more about mission than expression

SUMMARY SENTENCE
With a growing emphasis on creative work in North American culture, the church must value creativity not as means to express mission, but as an act of mission itself.

SUMMARY PARAGRAPH
The mission of God’s people, the mission of the church, is the ongoing announcement and demonstration of the Kingdom of God. It is both a reminder and a preview of what life as God intended it looks like. As human created in the image of a creating God, creative work is not only an act of expression, but a cultivation of the fractured image of God within each of us.


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