NEXT Church Conference
This week, six members of the Westminster family are in Minneapolis for the NEXT Church Conference, a national gathering of PCUSA leaders—many of them young—who are amplifying a common missional focus around which Presbyterian churches can collaborate. Representatives include staff (Rev. Katherine Baker, Christian Bell, and Rev. Chandler Stokes) and members of the Youth Minister Search Committee and Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (Joel Schultze, and Steve Baron and Todd Helle, respectively).
NEXT Church is a network of leaders across the Presbyterian Church (USA) who believe the church of the future will be more relational, more diverse, more collaborative, more hopeful and more agile. The National Gathering will take place March 31-April 2, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN and provide conversations about the theology, culture, and practice of ministry. This time will serve as a catalyst for new mission callings and support strong leadership in a time of adaptive change--particularly exploring themes on Leader-ship, Creativity, and Culture. Also, save the date and look for further details on our Midwest Regional Gathering (November 7-8, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan).
For more information, visit NEXT Church’s website. http://nextchurch.net/