NPC this week, missing EC
the national pastors convention is in san diego this week. this used to be a YS event, until this year, when we decided to refocus on youth ministry alone, and gave it to our partners, zondervan. but since zondervan has never run an event before, we’re helping to facilitate it — which means our reg dept did all the reg, tic planned most of the event (and is mc’ing the general sessions), and about 10 of our staff are helping to run it onsite. i have zero responsibilities there, but dropped by yesterday to reconnect with YS staff and see people. there’s a very cool emergent track, including an emerging church critical concerns course being lead by an amazing and varied panel of speakers: tony jones (moderating), doug pagitt, dan kimball, leron shults, scot mcknight, ryan bolger, and . i wish i’d planned to attend it. it also made me a bit misty-eyed, realizing how much i miss the emergent convention, which would have been (in the past few years) running concurrent with the NPC right here and now. it was good to see doug, tony and dan, as well as other friends. i’m looking forward to having them over to my house (along with chris seay, who comes in today) for a bit of hot-tubbing on friday night. i’m taking scot mcknight to lunch today, which i’m pumped about — i learn so much from his blog.
great quote from bolger and gibbs
one of my favorite paragraphs from , by eddie gibbs and ryan k. bolger:
it was easier to define the spiritual when the sacred/secular split was intact and the kingdom was not a central pursuit. then the spiritual was all the things one did at church or in one’s heart or in holy places. it is harder to define the spiritual now that communities are overcoming the sacred/secular split and are pointing to the kingdom in all spheres of reality.
pastor of extreme worship arts
ht to tony. this job description must have slipped past the screeners at churchstaffing.com. pretty funny!
Pastor of Extreme Worship Arts
Worship Style: PostModern / Gen-X
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Status: Full Time
Main Event Church is seeking an exceptional leader to be our Pastor of Extreme Worship Arts. We believe the right person will be a unique fit for for such a time as this.
This person serve under the Senior Pastor, and will oversee all areas of worship. Candidates must embrace the Senior Pastor’s vision of aligning all people of all denominations under the same vision. The person must also meet these requirements:
Ability to infuse the TULIP doctrine in all worship sets
Postmodern, Visionary, Missional leader capable of creating an ethos and apostolitic movement
Willing to find some songs written from a premillenial dispensationalist theological tradition
Desires to develop an emerging handbell choir
Some snake handling may be appropriate (for our believers service only)
Agree that the Lord is to be worshiped through magnificent attire and appropriate versions of the Bible
Demonstrate proof of a second blessing… Tongue speaking in various accents is a major plus as we are a multicultural church.
Exegetically establish a movement of fluidity in the Extreme Worship Ministry
We realize that many of these requirements are personal preferences and not biblical mandates. Therefore, each candidate must be aligned with roughly 3/4 of all our requirements.
my favorite line: desires to develop an emerging handbell choir.