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From Feast to Famine! - Prayer + ? = Church Growth

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "What has changed regarding church growth in the last five decades? If Jesus came to "seek and save the lost," and challenged us to do the same, why these results? What specific steps can we take to renew an evangelistic spirit in our local churches?"
Date: September 20, 2006
Creator: Cooper, Dan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Desolate Valley is God's Roadway to Mission - The Troubled Church is Primed to Respond to God's Calling

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Churches fell stymied by crisis, conflict or lack of direction. The Gospel gives us reason to avoid seeing these trouble spots as obstacles. Instead, they are the means by which God reconnects us to the mission and to the authentic life of the church."
Date: February 21, 2006
Creator: Hawkins, Jay
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Training for Warriors in the Peaceable Kingdom - Multi-Generational Churches as Living Water for an "Emerging" Church

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As Jesus lived, so the church lives not for its own sake, but for the sake of the world. Not only is this proper understanding of the church vital for our participation in God's mission, but so are practical decisions the church makes to bring its gifts to a needy world."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: McLaughlin, Don
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Apocalypse Now -How the Message of Revelation Speaks Afresh in a Post-Christian Culture

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "By imagining life in first-century Pergamum, with its two dominant stories (the power of Rome and the majesty of the Greek gods and goddesses), we can see the powerful way John's apocalypse speaks into our climate today."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Cope, Mike
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Pledging Allegiance - The Church and the Nations

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In many ways, the events of 9-11 have challenged our perceptions of the world, including our notions of faith and nation. The relationship between church and nation has long been a topic of discussion among those of the Stone-Campbell tradition. Our panelists will help us think about the issue in light of the world we live in today."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Anderson, Lynn; Camp, Lee; Cox, Ronald; Harris, Randy; Spivey, Tim & Young, David
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Working Grace by Reclaiming an Old Calling for the New Church: Desire - Part 2.

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Along with the amazing grace by which we are saved stands an amazing grace for which we are saved; to embody God's life on our planet. Join this vibrant conversation with new church planters who are witnessing the life-transforming impact of this calling firsthand."
Date: September 21, 2010
Creator: Smith, Kent; Chapin, Hobby; Willis, Mark & Willis, Katrina
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Future for the Latino Church - Multigenerational and Multilingual Hispanic Congregations

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Drawing from case studies of multilingual Hispanic churches that successfully evangelize, equip and empower multiple generations of Latinos for Christ, this class focuses on significant challenges and exciting opportunities facing those engaged in Hispanic ministry in the United States today."
Date: September 20, 2011
Creator: Rodriguez, Daniel
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Learning to Move Missionally - Worship, Community Building and Church Planting, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "It's one thing to "buy in" to Missional theology; it is another to learn to behave Missionally. Many of the pioneers in Missional patterns are church planters. In this Missional church workshop, three church planters talk Missional nuts and bolts. What does Missional theology look like in church planting? In worship? In community building? Let's learn together with these Missional pioneers."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Chappotin, Chris; James, Robbie & VanRheenen, Gailyn
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Practices of Missional Renewal and Church Planting: Making the Kingdom Tangible in Communion, Mission, and Community - Part 2.

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Missional leaders nurture intimate, Christ-filled environments, not by replicating programs but through personal relationships focused on mission. These churches have the potential to spread like a virus. What energizes these movements? What do they look like? How do they minister?"
Date: September 21, 2010
Creator: Rheenen, Gailyn Van
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Training for Warriors in the Peaceable Kingdom - Multicultural Churches as Salt and Light

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As Jesus lived, so the church lives not for its own sake, but for the sake of the world. Not only is this proper understanding of the church vital for our participation in God's mission, but so are practical decisions the church makes to bring its gifts to a needy world."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: McLaughlin, Don
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

When the Mission Field Come to You - How to Grow a Church in a Changing Community

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class presents practical and proven ideas to deal with the challenge of a racially changing neighborhood. Learn how to thrive and not merely survive in a transitional community."
Date: September 19, 2007
Creator: Scott, John
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Kingdom Life Remixed: Networking Simplicity

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "People across North America are exploring new/old ways of following Jesus. Sometimes called Emergent, New Monastic, Simple, Virtual or House Church, these expressions of Kingdom life hold exciting possibilities and significant challenges. Join a vibrant discussion with leading practitioner-coaches in this movement."
Date: September 23, 2008
Creator: White, John
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Churches In Missional Renaissance: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "A fresh wind is blowing through congregations seeking spiritual transformation by clustering together to share learning and wisdom. Leaders in the Partners in the Missional Church movement will share successes and failures in their journey toward becoming Missional faith communities."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Wray, David
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Beyond the Hype of Church Planging - Church Plangint is Not as Effective as They Say

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1987, we heard the "Ice Cream of the Future" was invented. The future has arrived. We still eat regular ice cream and Dippin' Dots is bankrupt. Fads come and fads go. Is church planting just the latest ministry fad?"
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Norsworthy, Luke
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Paralyzed By Our Paradigm - Finding Freedom From Patters That Paralyze Our Mission

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As individuals, our understanding of church may be crippling our efforts to take part in the mission of God. Discover the needed paradigm shift to free you to serve Jesus and His Kingdom."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Waltenbaugh, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Purple Day: When Someone You Know Stops Believing

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In the 2008 documentary "A Purple State of Mind," Craig Detweiler and John Marks shared their vision of how red state/blue state/polarized mentalities might merge into a productive "purple" communication. This interdisciplinary panel shows clips, tells stories of lost faith, and discusses ways to emulate the relationship and honest dialogue between Craig (believer) and John (non-believer)."
Date: September 23, 2009
Creator: Haley, Albert; Childers, Jeff; Sanders, Shelly & Beck, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Church: Culturally Relevant But Not Culturally Regulated - The Dialogical Relationship Between Church and Culture

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The relationship of the church and culture is analogous to that of an oil drilling platform built in the midst of an ocean. It must be capable of reacting to the mighty waves of the ocean environment and yet remain centered over the well deep within the ocean. How is church to be responsive and related to the culture without being regulated by it?"
Date: September 20, 2006
Creator: Winrow, Dewayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Fruit of the Spirit - Reading Galatians 5 in Light of Contemporary Culture

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class will open the conversation surrounding Paul's "fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5, as well as other passages of Scripture where virtues are listed as characteristics of those who follow Christ. How might we cultivate these virtues today as people of God?"
Date: February 21, 2006
Creator: Christian, Jeff
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Art of Leading Congregations for the Sake of the World: The Formation of Missional Leaders

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Congregational leaders typically have a well-developed imagination for how the congregation exists for its members. In our changing cultural environment, leaders increasingly need to form an imagination for how the congregations exists for the sake of the world."
Date: September 23, 2009
Creator: Love, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Eductive Cafe - Missional Conversations

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How do we help people who seem stuck, without hurting them? These three sessions will introduce the DRAWN coaching model, which combines spiritual direction and coaching best practices. Participants will gain skill and insight in eductive leadership."
Date: September 21, 2011
Creator: Holt, Steve, Sr.; Parker, Anthony & Smith, Kent
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Beyond the Hype of Church Planging - Two Principles That Work for Any Church

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1987, we heard the "Ice Cream of the Future" was invented. The future has arrived. We still eat regular ice cream and Dippin' Dots is bankrupt. Fads come and fads go. Is church planting just the latest ministry fad?"
Date: September 17, 2012
Creator: Norsworthy, Luke
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Who Cares If it Was Seven Literal Days? - Restoring the Creation Narrative's Proper Place in Christian Instruction and Evangelism

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Our God is the living and active Creator of heaven and earth. Christians must not reduce God to a set of points or scientific facts. Learn how to use the creation account in the spiritual formation of believers and non-believers."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Locke, Jason
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Fruit of the Spirit - Paul's Lists of Virtues

Description: Lecture given Monday, February 20, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class will open the conversation surrounding Paul's "fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5, as well as other passages of Scripture where virtues are listed as characteristics of those who follow Christ. How might we cultivate these virtues today as people of God?"
Date: February 20, 2006
Creator: Christian, Jeff
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library