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Provincial Event to Help Anglican Leaders Engage Culture


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Mission-minded Anglicans lead Intersection Conference May 17-19.

At the 2018 Intersection Conference (May 17-19 at Northern Seminary in Chicago) mission-minded Anglican leaders will find encouragement and tools to effectively engage 21st century culture for Christ.

The conference theme is Engaging Culture: An Inter-Disciplinary Conversation. Seven speakers will explore key areas of cultural engagement in today’s landscape. After each speaker, a panel of diverse thinkers will interact with the concepts, interweaving approaches to Anglican practice and perspective. Attendees will then discuss practical implications in cohort groups—leaving challenged and energized for mission in a postmodern world.

Speakers:

Scot McKnight | Bible

David Fitch | Theology

William Cavanaugh | Worship

Esau McCaulley | Multiculturalism

Jennifer McBride | Witness

David O. Taylor | Arts

Kyuboem Lee | Justice

Host and Moderator:

Bishop Todd Hunter

Last year’s conference was an exciting display of unity in the Anglican Church in North America—23 dioceses were represented! The 2018 conference will once again gather missional minds from around the province to crack the code for 21st century mission.

Hosting the conference is The Telos Collective, a five-year initiative commissioned by Archbishop Foley Beach to catalyze faithful and fruitful Gospel engagement with culture. Archbishop Beach asked Bishop Todd Hunter to lead The Telos Collective, working alongside him and other bishops and leaders to help the Anglican Church gain confidence to engage a postmodern world.

“We’re looking for men and women who think like missionaries, who are committed to using every strategy at their disposal to reach 21st century North Americans for Christ,” Archbishop Beach says.

Bishop Hunter is looking forward to continuing his work of serving Provincial Sponsor Archbishop Beach and the Anglican Church in North America.
“We respect the diversity of the dioceses within, and focus our energy in one specific direction: mission,” he says. “We will encourage attendees to think about and execute these ideas within their bishops’ overall ecclesiology and under their leadership.”

Are you curious about, and striving to find solutions for contemporary mission? Are you willing to engineer church from the mission field back? If so, please apply now to attend the 2018 Intersection Conference. A short application process is required to ensure participants have the time and capacity for active missional engagement, both individually and as a group. Bishop Hunter will review each application and respond within a week of receiving it. Some scholarships are available.

Learn more about the 2018 Intersection Conference.