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Friday, September 16, 2005

Notes from NexChurch Conference; Len Sweet

NexChurch Leadership Conference
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson, Ky
Sept 16, 2005


Friday night flashes!

While in office Bill Clinton only sent one email
When he left office there were only 500 web pages
Change is rapid

75 churches will close their doors this Sunday

112 million Christians claim themselves as churchless

Notes from Len Sweet talk:

>>Fundamental heresy of modernism is that trees move the wind
>>But wind moves the trees; forces are spiritual
>>Jn 3

>>It’s not by might, not by power, but by the Spirit
>>Modernism says—not by might, not by power but by process (programs)
>>We need to exercise the muscles that move our lips when we say “Holy Spirit.”
>>Church hasn’t yet got its mind in Spirit theology

>> Fundamental realities of the universe is not matter but spiritual
>>The modern world turned us into tree huggers
>>Always looking for the perfect process

>>Primacy is of the unseen and invisible
>>Shed ourselves of tree hugging
>>Need to become wind surfers
>>Our problem—we’ve trained leaders to be tree huggers not wind surfers

Pneuma—Greek for Spirit
Astro-naut=naut means sailor

Pneuma-naut=Wind Surfer
The new era leader is a Wind Surfer

Understand the times:

Starbucks does! They have become the front porch that is no longer on the suburban home
That’s why we spend $3 on something that ten years ago cost ten cents.
($3 adds up to $30 a gallon. Cheaper to purchase gas.)

Starbucks is not selling coffee…they’re selling experience.

5 Comments:

At 6:53 PM, Blogger roy said...

thanks for sharing this with us Fred.

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger Yadah said...

It must be amazing listening to Len Sweet. I just read "Out of the Question . . . Into the Mystery". Several of the things you noted he said in that book. Looking forward to more of your blogging! Thanks!

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

linking you up Fred! Thanks for sharing.

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous jasonpaulclark said...

Thanks for posting these notes Fred, very helpful.

Jason

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger bob hyatt said...

Len's very cool...

I know Bill Clinton eschewed email...

But I'm pretty sure that there were more than 500 webpages when he left office after the 2000 election :)

 

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