Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Hirsch headlines free program

5/18/2018

Alan Hirsch will speak June 22 at Edmond-Acts 2 UMC.
EDMOND — Where is Christianity and where is it headed?

Those issues will be part of a free talk June 22 on missional movements and leadership, hosted at Edmond-Acts 2, about ways churches can increase their reach.

Speaker Alan Hirsch is “one of the more thought-provoking authors” about Christianity and where it is going, said Chris Tiger, director of New Faith Communities for the Oklahoma Conference. Hirsch will discuss “how to reach those who are not attracted to church,” Rev. Tiger said.

A promotional flyer says Hirsch will discuss “The 60:40 Proposition” and explains that title by asking: “Why do most churches aim at reaching only 40 percent of the population, but have no idea of how to approach the 60 percent of Americans (and increasing!) who aren’t coming to church?”

Tiger said the event will be of interest to both clergy and laity.

Hirsch is the author of numerous books, including “The Forgotten Ways,” “The Shaping of Things to Come,” “ReJesus,” and “The Faith of Leap.”

His experience includes leading a local-church movement among the marginalized, developing training for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of the denomination.

Deadline for registering is June 18. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up in advance with Megan, 405-530-2199, or go to https://tinyurl.com/AlanHirschOK.

Sponsor for the program, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is the New Faith Communities Ministry Team.

 

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