A most excellent week …

I was a small part of two tremendous events this week. Faith Forward brings together people interested in innovative ministry with Children and Youth, and Festival of Homiletics brings together preachers. The planning and organization of both events was tremendous … the program top-notch … and the spirit among participants was a delight. You can’t be at events like these without feeling that there is a fresh wind blowing among church leaders in the US.
If you’re looking for events not to mix this summer, here are some I’ll be involved with:
June 19-22 – I’ll be in Dallas leading a “boot camp” about forming and leading an experimental faith community. It will be fun, practical, and skill-based, with lots of time for interaction. We’ll use my new book, We Make the Road by Walking … which I’m really excited about.
June 26-29 – Wild Goose Festival. Always a fantastic experience. The line-up is breath-taking, the setting magical.
August 7-10 – National Church Leaders Institute … I’m really looking forward to this one.
August 10-14 – Companions on the Inner Way – a retreat focused on … the inner life. I’ve heard great things about this annual gathering and will be presenting some brand new material in this beautiful setting.