New Blog: The New Parish & The Practicing Church Check it Out!
We had a robust group of about 8 of us from VCC at the recent Inhabit Conference last weekend. Christena Cleveland, Shane Claiborne, Michael Frost and many others inspired us with a vision for transformation in our neighborhoods in some profound ways. To top it off, Dwight Friesen, Paul Sparks and Tim Soerens just released their new book, The New Parish. Their collaboration through the Parish Collective, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, and the Leadership in the New Parish Certificate is greatly influencing a movement in the church to reimagine and transform their neighborhoods.
Intimate Mystery Conference
Intimate Mystery is a conference designed to invite you to an honest exploration of who you are, how your story impacts your style of relating, and what you and your partner create together in light of your unique stories. Intimate Mystery is a conference that will invite you to candidly engage the inherent joys and struggles of marriage and relationships through the categories of communication, conflict, dreams and demands, family ties, forgiveness, and sex.
The conference content is highly applicable to those single, engaged, married, divorced or widowed; those who want to engage Scripture in a provocative, meaningful way; those who desire a deeper faith and deeper relationships with others and God. This year the conference will be held at Eastlake Community Church in Bothell. Register.
Save the date for the upcoming Men's Retreat: Oct 17-19 @ Cascade Meadows in Leavenworth. Register .
VCC Int'l: Check out our new Facebook Group!
VCC-Int'l has opened up a Facebook page! Please logon and join here! VCC Int'l will be promoting, listening, caring about issues of justice and reconciliation as it involves cultures different from our own, both here and overseas, much like the Bosnian event we already had. There will be more. So get ready! Expect to be kept informed of VCC happenings regarding those serving overseas from our community as well as those we care about who are laboring in other countries. We'll want to keep people and issues in the forefront in order to pray and ask the Spirit's guidance, care and protection on behalf of others. Logon today and contact Leigh if you would like to get involved or want more information!
Dr. Rose Madrid Swetman's dissertation, "The Practicing Church"
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