Living Traditionally in a New Age
October 11–13, 2011
The Open Source Church is not just an idea. It is a reality. It is not a hope (or a fear). It is here and will increasingly define the way that Christianity is organized and practiced. No matter one's denomination, the values of openness and inclusion are coming to define who we understand ourselves to be as the people of God.
The seminar will begin with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day.
What will you get from this workshop?
- Learn how to translate the concept of “open source” from the tech world to the church
- Understand the values and assumptions that define “open source”
- Learn to see the ancient values and traditions of the church through the lens of “open source” commitment to inclusion and diversity
- Learn the new processes, practices, and postures that will allow you to honor and vitalize traditions in the 21st century
In addition, participants will receive a copy of Landon Whitsitt’s latest book, Open Source Church: Making Room for the Wisdom of All.
Who should attend?
- Clergy and lay leaders wanting to revitalize their congregations
- Congregational leaders frustrated with the lack of responsiveness among young people to traditional “church”
- Judicatory and denominational leaders responsible for generational ministry, evangelism, and congregational development
Who is the facilitator?
Landon Whitsitt is an author, the pastor at First Presbyterian in Liberty MO, and the Vice-Moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He can be found online as the co-host of God Complex Radio (godcomplexradio.com), and writes The Metanoia Project blog (landonwhitsitt.com).
- Course Status: Open
- CEUs: 2
- Tuition: $175 ($225 for nonmembers)
- Lodging & Meals: 3 days, 2 nights
- Single: $330
- Double: $230
- Meals Only: $115