Time for a Conversation

I’m super excited that two weeks from today I get to be a part of what I hope will be a great conversation with some amazing voices in the church.  Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Bianca Juarez, Margaret Feinberg, Dr. Anthony B. Bradley and I will be hosting the 12 Conversations discussion here in Nashville.

12 Cities | 12 Conversations are free gatherings in strategic US cities to facilitate conversation about the internal struggles and external pressures facing the Church among church leaders, thinkers, pastors, authors, musicians, advocates, artists, social entrepreneurs, and YOU.

Here’s a quick video that will help you better understand what we hope to discuss:


I hope you’ll join us!

12 Cities | 12 Conversations Gathering in Nashville

Cross Point Nashville Campus

Thursday, September 16th at 6:00 PM

If you can’t join us in person, you can join us online at CrossPoint.tv

For more information, visit the website at www.12cities12conversations.com.

What would you like to discuss?

I’m compiling the questions for our conversation and would love your input!  Leave your question in the comment section for me.

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  • missional girl September 2, 2010  

    Wow! This is a much needed convening of Christians who want the body of Christ and not just the parts they want to emphasize doing the work they—no WE— are called to. I will embed this video on y blog to give it more shine time. We need to publicize this move as much as we can.

    **edit** I would like to see how the Church can really focus on taking care of widows, orphans, and the rejected. There is so much red tape to deal with as it is but there may be other issues in the hearts of Christians preventing them from taking that step. I personally would like to adopt orphans after I marry because the plight of orphans has ALWAYS been one of the things that tears my heart to shreds.

    • jcatron September 3, 2010  

      Thanks for helping spread the word!!

      Love your heart for adoption.

  • JennyRain September 3, 2010  

    Jenni the website didn't work – are y'all coming to DC at all?

    Probably not suprising with the questions I picked below… I would like to see how the church plans to continue addressing the following:

    1 – "Connection" as defined by the social-media generation (what is considered "virtual" to GenX'ers and early GenY'ers is considered "real" and "actual" to younger generations) – how do we acknowledge and respond to this different approach to social media among the generations

    2 – "Non-traditional families" In the next 10 years it is estimated that a large percentage of family structures will be non-traditional, single parents, adopted parents, and over 40% will be kids adopted by gay couples… what structures do we have in place in the church to help these families be able to connect? What do we need to change, revise, or modify to create a safe place where all folks can hear the gospel in a context that is relevant to them?

    those would be my questions… come to DC! 🙂

    • jcatron September 3, 2010  

      Great suggestions Jenny. Thank you!

  • Anita September 3, 2010  

    I agree with Jenni Rain. The Non traditional family is huge. Being from a non traditional family it is really hard to connect and it can make you fell isolated.

    Also how can we better bridge the gap between Sunday and Monday. Tools that can help people of all ages live a daily life. I really think this is something that is going to have to happen to reach the lost.

    I would love to see interdenominational yearly or quartely gatherings in our churches. Putting the main focus on reaching the lost and not on the petty things. Maybe an mission that we can come together as a city to support. Sorta like what happened with the flood. Wouldn't it be great to come together as 1 church for 1 mission.

    I am sure there are others. I will have to think about it. Hope to be there on the 16th. Exciting!

  • alece September 3, 2010  

    so frustrated when i realized i'm gonna be out of town for this (and cultivate her). i up and move to nashville and STILL end up unavoidably out of town over those dates!! figures.