Next week, part of the Granger staff team will be headed to the Exponential Conference in Orlando, Flordia. Here's what I'll be up to:
Missional Moves Workshop
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm Faith Hall 355
Jack and I will share the missional DNA and the new leadership model that has helped unleash redemptive movements from inside an "attractional" church into inner city neighborhoods and third world villages. We'll explore the differences and connections between formal and fractal leadership, centralized and decentralized leadership, organized and autonomous leadership, attractional and missional leadership. How can the two work together?
Main Session #2: Imagine: The Power of Missional Imagination
Thursday 8:30am Main Auditorium
Missional Imagination is key for the church to see the mission as Jesus sees it. Every follower of Jesus and every local church needs to "see it," before they can "get it" or "do it." Only after we have eyes to see and ears to hear can a missional movement become possible. I'll share Granger's story and how God opened up our eyes to see a new future with an identity as church as movement.
Staffing - What Makes a Great Team Work?
Thursday, 10:30-11:30am Main Auditorium
Mark Beeson, hands down the wisest and most intuitive leader I know, along with Tim, whose also a leadership genuis, will lead this workshop with Kem and I on church staffing. We have an average of 15 years tenure together and we've seen a lot of ups and downs. This workshop will be a time of frank and open discussion about how to make a staff work when you have high capacity team members with strong opinions about how to get stuff done.
If you're going to be there, give me shout out so I can look for you. I'd love to meet you in person at a workshop. I'm especially stoked about hanging out with the revoluntionaries from the EnterMission Coaching crew. Interested in learning more about EnterMission? Check this out. If you'd like to investigate more, let me know.
If you're not going, I'd be so grateful if you'd pray that we'll be able to serve the leaders there in a way that will amplify Jesus' Lordship and help local churches embrace the centrality of the mission of God. Plus, I'm nervous about the main session! :)