Well, I’m back to the world of the web connected. After a week in LA at Fuller Seminary and in Portland at George Fox University without access, it feels so good to have my networked-mind back.
The time at the emerging church leadership consulation on the Fuller campus was a ton of fun. Seeing old friends, finally putting a face to a blog, and meeting some people for the first time (regardless of medium).
Some of the people involed were:
Alan Hirsch, Alan Roxburgh, Andrew Jones, John Franke, Ben Edson, Bob Roxburgh, Cam Roxburgh, Dana Cunliffe, Deborah Blue, Dieter Zander, Eddie Gibbs, Gary Waller, Gerard Kelly, Holly An Rankin Zaher, Ian Mobsby, Jason Evans, Doug Pagitt, Karen Ward, Ian Mobsby, John Drane, John Franke, Kester Brewin, Kevin Rains, Mal Calladine, Malcolm Hawker, Mark Palmer, Mark Priddy, Mark Scandrette, Michael Bischof, Michael Breen, Olive Drane, Patrick Keifert, Paul Roberts, Rachelle Mee Chapman, Rudy Carrasco, Ryan Bolger, Sara Jane Walker, Si Johnston, Simon Hall, Spencer Burke, Steve Taylor, Tim Keel, Tom Sine, Vera White and me. I’ve probably left a person or two out, if so, help me out. Post any missing blogs as well.
I had to sneak out early on Friday morning
2:50 AM to be exact so I don’t know how the time ended however. Our moderator (Alan Roxburgh) appeared to be guiding us to consider:
What is leadership?
What does leadership do?
How can emerging leadership be trained?
My editorial take was that part of the question was: What kind of education/experiences/blessing/encouragement/etc can seminaries provide in fostering leadership for the avant-church world? Does classic seminary education have a future in the emerging church? If so what, if not want kinds of preparation might serve Christ’s church as we move forward? Questions of educational delivery systems seemed to come up in small group discussions.