Intercultural Leadership Consultation: October 20, 2007 Greg Detwiler writes: The
Intercultural Leadership Consultation (ILC) is a sequel to the Multicultural
Leadership Consultation (MLC) which was held in Boston in 2002.
The ILC will be larger in size and scope, representing more people groups
and a wider geography (i.e., New England) than the original MLC.
It will also serve as a prelude to the national City Impact Roundtable
which will be hosted in Boston in April 2008. The specific purposes
of the 2007 Intercultural Leadership Consultation are:
1) To better
understand & articulate what God is doing in New England
via the perspective of ethnically diverse leadership and Intercultural*
Dialogue; 2) To foster Intercultural Kingdom Relationships
3) To foster Intercultural Learning
…all with the aim of strengthening and advancing the Kingdom of God
in our region and world.
Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative: April 27, 2007 Gathering: Church Planting and Community Development
Friday, 27th of April
09:00 - 11:00
EGC 2 San Juan, Boston
The Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative offers a Gathering for church planters, core group members and church planting enthusiasts (and even church planting skeptics) on Friday morning, April 27. Church Planting and Community Development: How They Essentially Go Together is the topic for exploration.
Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative: Congrevangelization movements in Boston
Thursday, 01st of March
18:00 - 20:00
EGC 2 San Juan, Boston
Ralph Kee writes: The second of three conversations around the hope for congrevangelization movements in Boston will take place this Thursday, March 1 at 7 PM at the Emmanuel Gospel Center, 2 San Juan St., Boston. Last week the Great Commission imperative was the subject for conversation.
School of Prophetic Leadership: Presented by PureSpring Institute PureSpring Institute is a missional training network designed to shape and equip five-fold ministry leaders for the task of kingdom engagement in neighborhoods and nations. Based in Boston, the Institute specializes in mission rising out of New England to the nations. The Institute’s goal is to see kingdom leadership capacity activated in every arena of society.
Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative: Applying historic Methodist missiology in postmodern Greater Boston
Friday, 26th of January
08:30 - 11:00
EGC 2 San Juan, Boston
Ralph Kee writes: The historic successes and insights of Methodist church planting over the years hold lessons for those of us engaged in church planting today in Greater Boston.
Boston Globe: Gordon College helps the city of Lynn Gordon College recently opened a $1 million dormitory on Oxford Street in Lynn. The new dorm marks a milestone for "Gordon-in-Lynn," an urban education program launched four years ago to link the college with the inner city. About 500 Gordon students are rolling up their sleeves for more than two dozen organizations, including the public schools, youth groups, and literacy programs. "As Christians, we are called to serve others," said R. Judson Carlberg , president of Gordon.
Covenant for New England: Parachurch meeting November 28, 2006
Tuesday, 28th of November
11:30 - 13:00
Madeleine Prendergast writes: The Parachurch subcommittee of Covenant for New England seeks to bring together Executive Directors and Presidents of church-serving ministries to get to know each other better and see how we can work together more effectively to see the kingdom on God expand in Boston. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 28th at Don Ricardo's at 12:30 in the South End (on West Dedham Street next to the post office; between Tremont and Shawmut Avenues.) Executive directors and presidents interested in attending can RSVP to Jeff Bass (email@example.com). [COMMENTS]
As more Christian institutions lean to the left, Gordon-Conwell is advancing a vision across the states to engage the culture while remaining an orthodox Bible-based seminary. "I'm going to be tireless in pursuing this vision," said Dr. James Emery White. White, who became the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's fourth president on July 1, is currently on a 20-city national tour that he kicked off mid-September to "Advance the Vision."
Ann Elliott: Good News Clubs in the North Shore According to a recent Supreme Court decision, Christians have the constitutional right to teach Good News Clubs in elementary schools in America. CEF’s purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. To learn more about CEF International and Good News clubs go to cefonline.com[more...]
Barna Group: Survey Reveals Significant Growth in Born Again Population The Barna Group’s annual tracking survey of the religious behavior and beliefs among adults shows a significant increase in the percentage of adults who are trusting Christ for their eternal salvation. Looking at data over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic upsurge in the proportion of “born again” adults in the past few years. The number now stands at 45% and is up from 31% in 1983. [COMMENTS]
Boston Globe: Gay adoption flap reveals growing gap between church, Beacon Hill Large numbers of MA state lawmakers still identify themselves as Catholic but are picking and choosing when to side with the church, and when to break with it.
Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, a conservative Catholic and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, said the way for the church leaders to regain their sway on Beacon Hill is to regain the moral high ground.
"They have to stop being intimidated, afraid to speak out," he said. "There are enemies of the Catholic Church and the only way to deal with your enemies is to confront them."
Revival connections: Northeast Prophecies Revival Connections lists prophecies for New England given since July 30, 2000 and announces revival and renewal gatherings all over the northeast. Published at the "White Horse Café" in Hartford, Vermont. [COMMENTS]
Gordon- Conwell: Convocation February 8, 2006 Stuart Rankin writes: GCTS convocation was a special occasion. There was a spirit of unity and worship present in that chapel room last Wednesday evening. It was a delight to be able to
worship together with our brothers and sisters from the city.
Christian Post: Christian Groups Denounce Violence in Gay Bar Attack An attack on patrons at a gay nightclub in Massachusetts earlier last week was denounced by the president of a leading evangelical ex-gay ministry and leaders of a Catholic citizenship group. The suspect in the New Bedford attack, Jacob Robida, 18, had allegedly assaulted and injured three patrons at the nightclub on Wednesday night with a hatchet, shooting two.
Harvard Crimson: Harvard Group seeks to help orphan Cambridge MA (Nov. 1, 2005) An inspiring story about a diverse group at Harvard united by a shared concern: As candy-seeking children traipsed across the city yesterday evening to celebrate Halloween, a group of 30 members of Harvard China Care (HCC) went trick-or-treating for a different reason: to save Chinese orphan Fu Jinjin’s life.
Tammy McLeod writes: We at Real Life Boston think the gospel is a story that matters. And we think it's worth talking about. Here in Boston, we've got 200,000 students at 47 of the top schools in the country. We want to give every student in Boston the chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in the most relevant way possible. We believe that perhaps the best way for people to understand the gospel is to see it lived out in community.
Pat McLeod: "In Boston, we have got 200,000 students at 47 of the top schools in
the country. We want to give every student in Boston the chance to hear the
gospel of Jesus Christ in the most relevant way possible. We believe that
perhaps the best way for people to understand the gospel is to see it lived out
in community. That's why we want to see spiritual movements of the gospel on
every campus and in every part of the city so that everyone knows someone who
truly follows Jesus Christ." [COMMENTS]
North East Prayer Center: Update, September 22, 2005 Paul Taylor writes: "We have just returned from a trip to Washington D.C. where our team of intercessors joined a team from the northwest for a multi-purpose prayer effort for our nation. During this trip we were able to have private prayer meetings with many key leaders including a Senator, a Senator‚s wife, a Congressman, and the chaplain of the Senate, Rev. Barry Black. We were also able to visit the Justice House of Prayer, the Senate hearings, the Supreme Court and the White House.
Paul Taylor writes: The vision of the Northeast Prayer Center is to be a prophetic lighthouse in our region, receiving and imparting on-going prayer strategies that will release the power of the Holy Spirit to change the spiritual climate, re-establishing the northeast as a voice to influence our nation and bring cultural transformation.
The Massachusetts Family Institute exists to strengthen families and help parents navigate the changes needed to raise strong, healthy children. Our research focuses on the causes of family decline and our educational resources help families respond to the turbulent environment we face. We speak on family issues in the public policy arena and work with government and religious leaders to help families who want to enjoy those freedoms secured by our founding fathers. MFI believes that society and culture are renewed from the bottom up. MFI exists to support and strengthen the family, that most basic and strategic unit of our society, so that the next generation may enjoy the same liberties we have enjoyed. That's what our work is about - research, resources and a public voice to strengthen families. I invite you to link arms with us! (Kristian M. Mineau, President)
Jeff Marks has the following vision for NECP: 'The world is in turmoil. We need the presence of the Lord in our midst now more than ever. A popular news anchor said recently that "everybody is terrified and there’s no place to hide. Is there any way we can begin to turn back the forces of oppression? Yes, there is! We can pray! New England has enjoyed five major revivals in the past. There have been great moves of God recently around the world. Many believe that the time for revival here in America is now! New England Concerts of Prayer is working with churches to motivate Christians to pray together.
Katherine Puleo states her vision for Weeping Willows as: To build a Nehemiah "wall of prayer" around Massachusetts,
and to extend this "prayer wall" throughout New England,
America, and the Nations by uniting in corporate intercession
and worship with other pastors and intercessory prayer groups. By establishing prayer groups throughout the nation and networking with pastors and intercessory prayer groups, we will "sound the alarm", and spread the vision, for Christ is coming soon again! [COMMENTS]
Brandt Gillespie adds the following note to the videos he is producing: We encourage you to watch and pray on a daily basis. When you sense that the Lord is bringing a particular focus to your heart and mind for prayer, simply pause and pray. Though this type of praying may seem different at first, the Internet newscasts provide you with the option of stopping at any given point by simply hitting the pause button . Consider your response a "Selah" moment. When you have finished praying, simply hit the play button , to glean more information for prayer emphasis. Allow the Lord to lead you through this process, and give you specific targets, so your prayers become effectual and fervent weapons. Invite the Holy Spirit to help you pray with God's heart for world e vents and crucial issues.