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May 21, 2019
Since I started doing this work, I have gotten numerous invitations to speak. In the coming months, I'll have the privilege of talking about our work to several gatherings of the Episcopal Church all over the place. I see it as an opportunity to grow our network and to get more people to share ideas. The wisdom of the church helping us out!
When I give one of my presentations, I try to provide a broad view of what we are doing, why we do it, and even how we are doing it. One of the things I love is to see in the facial expressions how an audience receives it.
Generally, the place breaks down into three reaction modes:
-They ignore our work: "Good for you...things are just fine at my church."
-They fear our work: "Oh my God...you are a crazy man...how on earth was this work allowed?"
-They get our work: "How can we sign up?"
I'm going to guess that most of you reading this newsletter are in that last category. And I imagine that there have been times when you think of a new idea or innovation, and you feel you are all alone in this work. We're going to try to change that.
During my recent visit to England, I was trying to do was learn from how they innovate. I also wanted to see how they supported each other in this work. In all that I saw, I found a new network of like-minded innovative congregations who learn, support, and encourage each other in this work of trying new things. It's called HeartEdge. It's the brainchild and managed by the innovative folks at St. Martin in the Fields, London. And now we are expanding their work here. (You can read more about it HERE.)
Soon, we'll announce how you can join through our effort. (But feel free to join on your own too!) The goal will be that as you do innovation and generally try new ways to find the Spirit, you won't have to do it alone.
As always, stay tuned! Now on to the newsletter.
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