I spent the last two days inIndianapolis with a bunch of Presbyterians mulling the NEXT Church. We worshiped together and had lots of structured conversation around things like social media and young adult ministry. Of course, the reason you go to these events has less to do with actual program content than it does the people who will be there and the offering of a platform to interact with and learn from those people.
NEXT Church was full of great people. Every significant conversation is.
And while there was the expected observation that lots of people who should be in the conversation were not (ruling elders and non-white Presbyterians, namely), NEXT was a beginning. It was a good beginning, because it brought together good people–thoughtful, creative, innovative, passionate people.
Check out the event’s website for lots of video and to connect to the ongoing conversation.