|We trust that Koine will get their usual $3,000 fee to show up,|
plus the chance to sell their dubious musical monstrosities.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Arizona - California District WELS Report of the District President
2015 Christian Leadership Experience.
A number of parasynodical organizations are sponsoring a Christian Leadership Experience (CLE) in Scottsdale, Arizona, to be held January 9-11, 2015. I was asked to do the opening worship service for the conference, and initially I agreed to do so. When the web site was published, however, and some of the initial promotional material for the conference was brought to my attention by pastors in our district, I asked the conference organizers to be permitted to withdraw from participation. My concerns stemmed primarily from the teaching roles that women were being placed into, in which it appeared that they would be teaching scriptural truths to men; the use of outside, non-WELS speakers to address the assembled church on leadership; and some egregious language from the church growth movement.
Since withdrawing from participation in the conference, I have meet with representatives of the conference organizers both by phone and face to face to discuss these concerns, and two conference representatives met with the entire COP. Several of the promotional abstracts on the conference website have been rewritten. I am completely confident that the conference organizers have good intentions and want to make the CLE a positive experience to help with leadership development in the WELS. I was asked by a member of my own congregation if there were any barriers to promoting the event in the congregations of the Phoenix Valley, and I am aware of none. More information about the event is available at ChristLead.org.
District Report: http://azcadistrict.com/sites/default/files/reports/2014-10%20AZ-CA%20District%20President%27s%20Report.pdf
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2015 Christian Leadership Experience: Grow. Lead. Impact.
A Christian leadership event focused on: Organizational Leadership, Global Health Ministry and Mission Volunteerism.
ABOUT THE 2015 CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
|Christian Leadership Experience|
The 2015 Christian Leadership Experience is a gathering of Christ focused service organizations to exchange ideas on a variety of leadership topics. This joint effort of Grace In Action, Kingdom Workers, The Lutheran Home Association, Time of Grace and Truth in Love Ministry together with the Antioch Foundation will have something to offer everyone. The goal is to provide tangible, real world leadership tools which attendees could implement in their home congregations and communities immediately.
We are working with world class speakers, presenters and facilitators. This diverse group has extensive experience in cross-cultural ministry, using technology to spread the Gospel, health ministry, and much more. There will be workshops on transformational leadership of churches, public health initiatives and funding campaigns for building projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Heretics, Church and Changers. Women Ordination Advocates
Young professionals, business & ministry leaders and aspiring leaders
Health workers of all disciplines
All interested in participation in mission work
Congregation Presidents and leaders
Those interested in cutting edge evangelism techniques
Everyday Christians who want to learn about letting your light shine in a secural world
Anyone working in a cross-cultural setting