This year at General Council they are starting things off with a Leadership Seminar. I attended a session tonight entitled “Carpe Digital” with Mark Batterson. It was a great session – here are some of the high points:
“As ministers, we need to be not just practicing biblical exegesis, but also cultural exegesis.”
If you don’t know what exegesis means, you can read about it here.
“We live in a completely different world today – does that affect how we do church? It should!”
One of my favorite mainstay Batterson quotes, “There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet.”
Five Distribution Channels for the Church
2. Digital Discipleship (Blogging)
3. Postmodern Stain glass (Video)
5. Word of Mouse (Online Invites/Evotionals)
Tomorrow I’m attending a session with Ed Stetzer on the current church planting culture in America and then a church planting round table with none other then Pastor Jeff, Brad Leach, and a few others. Now it’s off to bed, so I can actually be awake to remember half the stuff these guys have to say!!