what is our
next act?
models
methods
3
4
5
tipping point
most exciting time
anxiety dropped away
statistics of decline
signs of hope
hitting bottom
U
the shift:
from saving the old
+++++
to grieving loss
+++++
to giving birth to the new
and nurturing fragile life
the shift:
from saving the old
the shift:
from saving the old
+++++
to grieving loss
+++++
the shift:
from saving the old
+++++
to grieving loss
+++++
and nurturing
fragile life
to giving birth
to the new
light fires
of hope
light fires
of hope
W
ET
BLAN
KETS!
light fires of hope
beginning with this:
the Christian faith can be
re-born in our time.
What our faith will
become ... what it can
be ... is not pre-
determined. Our
choices will affect
the outcome.
We make the...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
circumcision, holy days,
priesthood, animal sacrifice, holy
templ...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
buildings, budgets
deficits, hierarchies
plans, pensions
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
doctrinal disputes
power struggles
desperate attempts
buildings, ...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
doctrinal disputes
power struggles
desperate attempts
fear
playin...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
doctrinal disputes
power struggles
desperate attempts
fear
playin...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
doctrinal disputes
power struggles
desperate attempts
fear
playin...
The kingdom of God is
not a matter of food
and drink ...
but of justice
peace
and joy
in the Holy Spirit
models
of hope
ecclesia
experimental
faith
communities
YOU HAVE PERMISSION
to live a holy life WITHOUT
...
circumcision, holy days,
priesthood, animal
sacrifice, holy temple, ho...
These things aren’t necessary.
You can take your faith on the
road.
You can travel light.
circumcision
holy days
priesthood
animal sacrifice
holy temple
holy city
dietary laws
isolation from the other
circumcision
holy days
priesthood
animal sacrifice
holy temple
holy city
dietary laws
isolation from the other
baptism
eve...
buildings
hierarchy
denominational silos
seminaries
hymnals
pipe organs/rock bands
paid clergy
left-right divide
homes, re...
Roman Empire
ecclesia
deipnon
meal
symposium
Kingdom of God
ecclesia
agape
meal
symposium
The Divestment/Reinvestment Model
The Hub Model
The Community Resource Model
The Creative Space Model
The Alternative Church Model
The Pop-Up Church Model
The Pub Theology Model
The Beer and Hymns/Dirty Gospel Model
The Yoga/Tai Chi Studio Model
The Spiritual Direction Model
The Life Coaching Model
The Dinner Group Model
The Community Organizing/“Plotting
Goodness” Model
49
the
music lesson, community
party model
The Digital Model
The Festival Model
light fires
of hope
beginningwith
yourself
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  1. 1. what is our next act?
  2. 2. models methods
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. tipping point most exciting time anxiety dropped away statistics of decline signs of hope hitting bottom U
  7. 7. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++ to giving birth to the new and nurturing fragile life
  8. 8. the shift: from saving the old
  9. 9. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++
  10. 10. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++ and nurturing fragile life to giving birth to the new
  11. 11. light fires of hope
  12. 12. light fires of hope W ET BLAN KETS!
  13. 13. light fires of hope beginning with this: the Christian faith can be re-born in our time.
  14. 14. What our faith will become ... what it can be ... is not pre- determined. Our choices will affect the outcome. We make the road by walking.
  15. 15. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ...
  16. 16. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... circumcision, holy days, priesthood, animal sacrifice, holy temple, holy city, dietary laws, isolation from the other ...
  17. 17. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  18. 18. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  19. 19. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  20. 20. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions personal ambition political games trivial pursuits
  21. 21. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover personal ambition political games trivial pursuits hostility conflict anger buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  22. 22. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... but of justice peace and joy in the Holy Spirit
  23. 23. models of hope
  24. 24. ecclesia experimental faith communities
  25. 25. YOU HAVE PERMISSION to live a holy life WITHOUT ... circumcision, holy days, priesthood, animal sacrifice, holy temple, holy city, dietary laws, isolation from the other ...
  26. 26. These things aren’t necessary.
  27. 27. You can take your faith on the road. You can travel light.
  28. 28. circumcision holy days priesthood animal sacrifice holy temple holy city dietary laws isolation from the other
  29. 29. circumcision holy days priesthood animal sacrifice holy temple holy city dietary laws isolation from the other baptism every day gifts for all love feast people as temple “all the world” justice, peace, joy neighborliness
  30. 30. buildings hierarchy denominational silos seminaries hymnals pipe organs/rock bands paid clergy left-right divide homes, restaurants, internet network interdependence each one teach one simple chants/songs people’s liturgy variety of models higher ground
  31. 31. Roman Empire ecclesia deipnon meal symposium Kingdom of God ecclesia agape meal symposium
  32. 32. The Divestment/Reinvestment Model
  33. 33. The Hub Model
  34. 34. The Community Resource Model
  35. 35. The Creative Space Model
  36. 36. The Alternative Church Model
  37. 37. The Pop-Up Church Model
  38. 38. The Pub Theology Model
  39. 39. The Beer and Hymns/Dirty Gospel Model
  40. 40. The Yoga/Tai Chi Studio Model
  41. 41. The Spiritual Direction Model
  42. 42. The Life Coaching Model
  43. 43. The Dinner Group Model
  44. 44. The Community Organizing/“Plotting Goodness” Model
  45. 45. 49 the music lesson, community party model
  46. 46. The Digital Model
  47. 47. The Festival Model
  48. 48. light fires of hope beginningwith yourself

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