Entering the Story

Adam Klein is working on a fantastic workshop out on the west coast. It’s worth reading about it even if you can’t attend because the ideas are a wonderful blend of ancient and new. Here’s what he had to say about it in his latest newsletter from reimagine:

We are inviting you to join us for an event we are calling “Entering The
Story” on September 22, 2007. This will be the second time we’ve done this
event–which many people found helpful and life changing the first time
around. Entering the Story is designed to help participants enrich their
understanding and engagement with what Jesus described as “The Kingdom of
God.” The day will be divided into four sessions based on the four
statements of Jesus found in Mark 1:15. Rather than being a presentation or
lecture, we’ve designed the sessions to be participatory,
conversational and maybe even a bit liturgical. Facilitators
will guide the group through relevant scripture and midrash style
discussion of practical life implications. Sessions will take place in real life
settings in the Mission District and will incorporate artistic and easthetic
elements. In each session we will invite participants to explore and affirm
various aspects of entering the story of God’s kingdom:

1. WE EMBRACE OUR LIVES AND OUR TIMES AS A GIFT AND SACRED TRUST
2. WE ORIENT OUR LIVES TOWARDS THE RESTORATION OF CREATION
3. WE SURRENDER OUR LIVES TO IMAGINE A NEW WAY OF LIFE.
4. WE ACT WITH INTENTION TO PURSUE LIFE UNDER THE RULE AND REIGN OF GOD

We believe that ENTERING THE STORY may be helpful to you if you are:

Curious about the essential message of Jesus.
Searching for inspiration and first steps for living in “the ways of the kingdom.”
Exploring being involved with ReIMAGINE and the community of SEVEN.

We also think that this day-long experience could be helpful to leaders who
want to connect with others about how to help their communities embrace the
reality of God’s kingdom OR for small groups who are searching for a
scriptural and theological rationale for intentional communal formation
practices.

We hope you will join us for ENTERING THE STORY.
September 22 9 AM – 2 PM
$45 suggested donation (includes lunch)
Scholarships are available