We’ve had enough of a response from laity and clergy to our call to read the recommended books for General Conference that we are a go! We’ve got 10 weeks until General Conference, so let’s try to get these knocked out during Lent.
- Buy/Borrow the Books
- Cokesbury’s list here [cheapest]
- Click each title below for Amazon Kindle versions [Cokebury’s versions are Nook-only…unless you are a Hacking Christian…muhahaha])
First Book: Focus by Lovett Weems.
- February 23 – Questions and Thoughts (open conversation)
- February 28 – Synchblog on Focus
Second Book: Back to Zero by Gil Rendle
- March 1 – Questions and Thoughts (open conversation)
- March 6 – Synchblog on Back to Zero
- March 8 – Questions and Thoughts (open conversation)
- March 13 – Synchblog on Lord, I love the Church and We Need Help
Fourth Book: Jesus Insurgency by Rasmus/Escobedo-Frank
- March 15 – Questions and Thoughts (open conversation)
- March 20 – Synchblog on Jesus Insurgency
- March 22 – Questions and Thoughts (open conversation)
- March 27 – Synchblog on The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement
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You don’t have to sign up or comment, but it is helpful for me to know ahead of time whose blogs will likely be posting content. You also don’t have to participate in every book, and the open conversations will be kept up if you fall behind in reading. They are short books but participate at your leisure!
I hope you join me in this as we consider the adaptive challenge of the United Methodist Church and maybe come up with our own adaptive challenges for it to be in conversation with.
The adaptive challenge for The United Methodist Church is:
To redirect the flow of attention, energy, and resources to an intense concentration on fostering and sustaining an increase in the number of vital congregations effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Thoughts, comments? Welcome to the discussion!Full Disclosure: I make zero money from Cokesbury or Abingdon and am not compensated in any way to host this book study. Any money made is the same as every page at hackingchristianity.net: (1) google ads and (2) Amazon referrals, and both of those moneys go into hosting fees.