Sunday, August 20, 2006


Emerging Women Leaders - An East Coast Gathering 2006

The Emerging Women Leaders - An East Coast Gathering will facilitate discussions that are directly related to women, encouraging them to boldly emerge as leaders in this 21st Century. The conversations are inclusive of diversity of leadership styles and opportunities. The facilitated sessions will enable all women to have a voice at the table to dialogue, to learn and to advance our journeys of Christian spiritual formation.

Oct. 1 Sunday PM – (Optional)
- Chocolate and more chocolate!
- Strolling the beach with friends … even new friends
- Optional: The Movie: The Hummingbird (45 min.)
· Women taking action … Social justice ministry … bodacious women in Brazil not waiting around for anyone’s permission! Awesome film!

Oct. 2 Monday
7:15 AM Conversational/Prayer Beach Walk Along the Boardwalk
Breakfast Out

8:30-9:00AM - Registration Begins: Sandcastle Ocean Front Resort
9:00–9:30 AM - Opening Celebration
Welcome / Introductions Opening
9:45 -10:45 AM - Table Gatherings #1 (3 Conversations to choose from)
1. Needing to Deconstruct: A Few Dirty Dishes Need Washing
2. Jewish Midrash: A Delightful, Feminine Dish
3. The Art of Conversation: A Main Meal For Postmoderns
11- 11-45 AM - Table Gatherings #2
1. The Emergent Conversation 101: A New Table Setting
2. Evangelism Emergent Style: Welcome to the Tiki Bar
3. Feminine Apostolic Leaders: Women Emerging as Entrepreneurs

Lunch In - Included in Registration Fee

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Round Table Panel Dialogue (Lg Group)
The Bodacious Women of the Gospels – Theological Discussion
· Syro-phoenecian woman: A Bold Challenge to Traditional Thinking
· Mary of Magdela: Apostle to the Apostles
· Mary (and Martha): A Disciple
· Women of Luke 8: Disciples Supporting a “Marginalized Ministry”
· Mary and Elizabeth: Women Supporting Women
· Samaritan Woman (John 4): A Student of Worship, An Evangelist Commissioned


2:45 - 3:45 PM - Table Gatherings #3
1. Women Have Always Been At The Table
2. Women Mentoring Women As an Act of Hospitality
3. You Have God’s Permission: A Lesson from the Daughters of “Z”
4:00 – 4:45 PM - Hearing from Women’s Voices Around the World
A Dialogue With Grace McLaren
Dinner Out

7:00 – 8:30 PM - Round Table Panel Dialogue (Lg Group)
Why Women’s Voices Must Be Heard: Who Will Speak For …
· Women trapped by dominating male power structures? (Delilah)
· Women slandered by rumors, yet called of God (Mary of Magdela)
· Women who courageously ‘just say no’ (Queen Vashti)
· Women voiceless and victims of domestic violence (Judges 19 Wife)
· Women marginalized by birth/culture/religion (Samaritan woman at the well)
· The Children (Homeless: Ishmael, Sex-trade: Lot’s daughters)

Oct. 3 Tuesday

7:15 AM - Conversational/Prayer Beach Walk Along the Boardwalk

Breakfast Out

9:00-9:30 AM A Smorgasbord of Info … Resources Out There … Opportunities for Publishing


9:45 -10:45AM - Table Gatherings #4
1. Postmodern Children: What Are We Going to Feed Them? Can Anything New Emerge?
2. Biblical Egalitarianism: Men and Women Serving At the Table Together
3. Biblical Feminine Metaphors

11:00-11:45 AM - Culminating Large Group Gathering/Worship
- Closing Reflections and Future Conversations

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

ReThinking Tuesday: August 15

ReThinking Tuesday with George Hunsberger
August 15 at the Black Rose (100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI).

ReThinking Mission

When incarnation is only skin deep, and the gospel is barely good news,
what has become of our mission? There's more at stake than you thought
in "the missionary encounter of the gospel with 'our' culture."

Please RSVP by August 14 by email here.