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1 Who the Heaven are these two? Gary Gibson (old-ish guy)* D.G. Hollums (weird younger-ish guy)** Women? Minorities? Good question, be one that speaks up for the future and join us to risk for the Kingdom your voice is desperately needed! *D.G. created the Power Point. ha ha ** Hes a Browncoat, if you dont know what this is, forget about it. We shiny? Good. (Oh and see D.G. for the creator of the background) Gary Gibson (old-ish guy)* D.G. Hollums (weird younger-ish guy)** Women? Minorities? Good question, be one that speaks up for the future and join us to risk for the Kingdom your voice is desperately needed! *D.G. created the Power Point. ha ha ** Hes a Browncoat, if you dont know what this is, forget about it. We shiny? Good. (Oh and see D.G. for the creator of the background)

2 9 Fundamental Shifts of Christian Living 1.Church --> Kingdom 2.Maintenance Leadership --> Missional Leadership 3.Fear of failure --> embrace failure (fail forward) 4.Codependency --> worship and service 5.Talking AT people --> talking WITH people 6.Counting people and money --> counting relationship and Mission 7.Dualistic world view --> Sacred World view 8.Judge & Savior --> Cultivator 9.Attractional --> Missional 9 Fundamental Shifts of Christian Living 1.Church --> Kingdom 2.Maintenance Leadership --> Missional Leadership 3.Fear of failure --> embrace failure (fail forward) 4.Codependency --> worship and service 5.Talking AT people --> talking WITH people 6.Counting people and money --> counting relationship and Mission 7.Dualistic world view --> Sacred World view 8.Judge & Savior --> Cultivator 9.Attractional --> Missional

3 Who are Young Adults? STOP labeling us/them!!! (postmodern peeps, YAs, Gen X, Y, Z, Mosaic, Busters) Strong desire for community & relationships. Why? who cares! It is a gift! Can sense fake a mile off. (STOP Seeker Services) Church Growth tactics no longer effective. Love talking about Jesus……and Buddha, and Hinduism, and…..(must allow room for messy conversations) Relationships are KEY! This takes time! And sacrifice, and authenticity. Love the arts, environment, and is willing to be completely sacrificial (goes with authenticity) who cares about $, lets live and not just survive. Time to deal with expectations about YAs. Chances are you probably dont know them, but you can love them! Subcultures rule in this world. STOP labeling us/them!!! (postmodern peeps, YAs, Gen X, Y, Z, Mosaic, Busters) Strong desire for community & relationships. Why? who cares! It is a gift! Can sense fake a mile off. (STOP Seeker Services) Church Growth tactics no longer effective. Love talking about Jesus……and Buddha, and Hinduism, and…..(must allow room for messy conversations) Relationships are KEY! This takes time! And sacrifice, and authenticity. Love the arts, environment, and is willing to be completely sacrificial (goes with authenticity) who cares about $, lets live and not just survive. Time to deal with expectations about YAs. Chances are you probably dont know them, but you can love them! Subcultures rule in this world.

4 Who are YAs (cont.) Potential is Unfathomable! Passion for sacrifice (some people read this as lazy, but it is a shift of priorities from previous generations) Passion for dirty relationships Passion for participation and wrestling (ex. House churches) Passion for Spirituality Passion for Art / Creativity Passion for Social Justice Maybe it is not about YAs, but about a cultural shift into the future. Potential is Unfathomable! Passion for sacrifice (some people read this as lazy, but it is a shift of priorities from previous generations) Passion for dirty relationships Passion for participation and wrestling (ex. House churches) Passion for Spirituality Passion for Art / Creativity Passion for Social Justice Maybe it is not about YAs, but about a cultural shift into the future.

5 Th3 Waters Model or Life? Western world is blinded by busy, forgotten how to live or enjoy life, because of the necessity of compartmentalization Organic Gatherings & Life Gatherings What is Organic mean? Started as a church plant, but God had other plans to use them as Church Revitalization, then pregnancy, then Church plant. Gathering Make-up: blessings, prayer, scripture discussion (Lectio Divina), What is up with YOUR life?) Model or Life? Western world is blinded by busy, forgotten how to live or enjoy life, because of the necessity of compartmentalization Organic Gatherings & Life Gatherings What is Organic mean? Started as a church plant, but God had other plans to use them as Church Revitalization, then pregnancy, then Church plant. Gathering Make-up: blessings, prayer, scripture discussion (Lectio Divina), What is up with YOUR life?)

6 Th3 Waters How to Create Community from Nothing The Kingdom is busting out all over the place, but are we aware of it? How do you become more sensitive to The Kingdom? Living Out Loud (Kingdom Presence Practice) RELATIONSHIPS!!!! If you hear nothing else then here this! It is the very every nature of God (Trinity=perfect relationship) God has already placed you in the lives of others (Friends, Family, Co- Workers, Subculture Relations) Conversation --> Discussion --> Relationship --> Community --> Christ Stranger --> Friend --> Family --> Missio Dei Remember: Stop thinking Programs and start thinking People Stop thinking Conversions and start thinking Conversations! (HS will do HSs job… you do yours!) What is your job?… LOVE God (in other words), Love your neighbor! The Kingdom is busting out all over the place, but are we aware of it? How do you become more sensitive to The Kingdom? Living Out Loud (Kingdom Presence Practice) RELATIONSHIPS!!!! If you hear nothing else then here this! It is the very every nature of God (Trinity=perfect relationship) God has already placed you in the lives of others (Friends, Family, Co- Workers, Subculture Relations) Conversation --> Discussion --> Relationship --> Community --> Christ Stranger --> Friend --> Family --> Missio Dei Remember: Stop thinking Programs and start thinking People Stop thinking Conversions and start thinking Conversations! (HS will do HSs job… you do yours!) What is your job?… LOVE God (in other words), Love your neighbor!

7 What is all this technobable? Just come find D.G. (not enough time) Twitter Blogs Facebook / myspace Plurk, Friendfeed World of Warcraft, Halo3 Lost, Harry Potter, Twilight, Firefly Podcasts iPhone Forums, etc… Just come find D.G. (not enough time) Twitter Blogs Facebook / myspace Plurk, Friendfeed World of Warcraft, Halo3 Lost, Harry Potter, Twilight, Firefly Podcasts iPhone Forums, etc…

8 Q. & A. Further Wrestling Books: Flirting with Monasticism Flirting with Monasticism Karen Sloan Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition Christine Phol The Forgotten Ways The Forgotten Ways Alan Hirsch The Shaping of Things To Come The Shaping of Things To Come Hirsch and Michael Frost Simple Church Simple Church Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger Organic Church Organic Church Neil Cole Evangelism Without Additives Evangelism Without Additives Jim Henderson They Like Jesus But Not The Church They Like Jesus But Not The Church Dan Kimball Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church Andrew Walker, Luke Bretherton (UK) Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope Brian McLaren The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier Tony Jones A Christianity Worth Believing A Christianity Worth Believing Doug Pagitt Intuitive Leadership Intuitive Leadership Tim Keel A few other authors for Theology: Lesslie Newbigin, N.T. Wright Websites: Blogs, blogs, blogs Books: Flirting with Monasticism Flirting with Monasticism Karen Sloan Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition Christine Phol The Forgotten Ways The Forgotten Ways Alan Hirsch The Shaping of Things To Come The Shaping of Things To Come Hirsch and Michael Frost Simple Church Simple Church Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger Organic Church Organic Church Neil Cole Evangelism Without Additives Evangelism Without Additives Jim Henderson They Like Jesus But Not The Church They Like Jesus But Not The Church Dan Kimball Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church Andrew Walker, Luke Bretherton (UK) Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope Brian McLaren The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier Tony Jones A Christianity Worth Believing A Christianity Worth Believing Doug Pagitt Intuitive Leadership Intuitive Leadership Tim Keel A few other authors for Theology: Lesslie Newbigin, N.T. Wright Websites: Blogs, blogs, blogs

9 Contact Info Gary Gibson D.G. Hollums Twitter, Plurk, FriendFeed, Skype, etc..: Argon52 Gary Gibson D.G. Hollums Twitter, Plurk, FriendFeed, Skype, etc..: Argon52


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