Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Transformational Church Series - Mosaic and Erwin McManus

Bethel Seminary presents the 10th annual
Transformational Church Series
"Transformed Heart, Transformed Church"

Thursday-Friday, October 13-14, 2005


Bethel Seminary’s Transformational Church Series is celebrating its 10th year of gathering seminary students, pastors, church staff, and ministry leaders to learn from the pastor and staff of a church making a transformational difference in its community.

Ministry practitioners haven’t the luxury to choose between:

* being and doing;
* loving people and leading congregations;
* inward vitality and outward effectiveness;
* living the abundant life and talking about it.

Our adventure and calling is to embrace the resources of God’s grace and power for ourselves as leaders while we communicate the whole gospel and create churches that are catalysts to grow Christ-followers into full maturity.

Thursday, October 13, will focus on the heart of the leader. Erwin McManus will provide the keynote address.

Friday, October 14, Erwin and the Mosaic team will demonstrate how to communicate the gospel within a slice of Los Angeles culture through a church characterized by innovation, a high-risk/high-impact philosophy, and uncompromised witness to the power of Christ.

Together the two days combine an emphasis on personal formation and leadership ingenuity. We believe it will be worth your while to create space in your schedule to both intentionally nurture your soul and to expand your capacity to advance your church’s mission.


About Mosaic

Thirty-five charter members of Bethel Baptist Church began meeting on January 3, 1943, in a rented Los Angeles storefront. By 1958, two more missions were established and weekly attendance averaged more than 250. But within 10 years, the cultural turbulence of the 1960s nearly brought the church, and the dream, to an end. In 1969, God called Tom Wolf to pastor what had become the First Southern Baptist Church of East Los Angeles, and moved the church to “become a spiritual reference point east of downtown L.A. and a sending base to the ends of the earth.” Wolf remained as senior pastor for 25 years at the renamed Church On Brady. In March 1993, The Church On Brady unanimously invited Erwin McManus to lead them into the 21st century. McManus sought a new name for this community on the forefront of God’s dreams for the future: “Mosaic,” which comes from the diversity among the church members and from the symbolism of a broken and fragmented humanity that can become a work of beauty under the artful hands of God. In 1996, Mosaic became a multisite church by expanding into a nightclub in the center of Los Angeles.

Erwin McManus is the cultural architect of Mosaic. Born in El Salvador, he graduated from the University of North Carolina and earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. McManus is founder of Global Impact and is sought nationally and internationally as a speaker on globalization, leadership, cultural transformation, post-modernism, and church growth. Author of several books, including Seizing Your Divine Moment; An Unstoppable Force; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul; and The Barbarian Way, McManus also serves as Bethel Seminary’s own distinguished lecturer and futurist.

Each year Bethel Seminary does this Transformational Church Conference where they bring in the staff and worship team from a church. We've had Willow Creek with Bill Hybels, New Hope Fellowship from Hawaii with Wayne Cordiero, New Life Fellowship with Pete Scazzero (Emotially Healthy Church) and many other excellent churches and staff. I am excited for this opportunity. Erwin McManus is always interesting and challenging. If you are in the Twin Cities area, I suggest you see if there is a way to attend, it will be worth your time and money.

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