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Advance09 update

I’m sitting here in the DPAC attending Advance09, a conference on the resurgence of the local church. 2 sessions in and I’ve already been challenged by some pretty major stuff. Also been affirmed in some things we are doing at the summit. Here is a little bit that has stuck with me:
challenging thoughts:
– less than 17% of people age 17-29 are in a evangelical church in the west.
– we must engage in long-term active repentance to see a resurgence of the local church.
– the local church must revolve around Jesus
– we have done a poor job in Christian education

Affirmations
– Sunday school is not welcoming to non-believers
– Small groups studying the same thing the pastor is studying creates unity in the church.

More to come

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