Next Church Planting Conference is set for May 2018




Christiana Rice

Christiana Rice

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.

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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.

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