By Stan Dueck
Christiana Rice will be a keynote speaker and presenter at the Church Planting Conference hosted at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., on May 16-19, 2018. The conference is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Ministries.
The conference theme is “The Risk and Reward of Embodying Jesus Locally,” with the conference text from John 1:14a.
Christiana Rice is an on-the-ground practitioner and visionary voice in the missional movement, serving as a coach and trainer with Thresholds ( thresholdscommunity.org ), a community that helps people create spaces of discovery and communities of transformation. She seeks to participate in God’s restorative mission, leading a neighborhood faith community in San Diego, Calif. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan, a daughter of missionaries to that country. With Michael Frost she has co-authored the book, “To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth our Communities.” with Michael Frost (see “To Alter Your World” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GrsOfdktKc and a discussion of missional communities at www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHtlCZyIJow ).
-- Stan Dueck is director of Transforming Practices for the Church of the Brethren.