"The Resurgence is largely known for its global reach. We host the largest Christian leadership blog, publish a half-dozen books annually, hold conferences around the country, and offer a master's level theological training program for leaders from around the world. We are working on everything a tiny team possibly can to train Christians and churches around the world to lead gospel-driven lives and ministries."
What do Mark Driscoll, Rick Warren, Greg Laurie, James MacDonald, Matt Chandler, and Crawford Loritts have in common? They are ALL speaking at the second annual Resurgence Conference. The live event – called R13 – will be held next fall at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. According to the conference website, "this is an event to equip young leaders, men and women who love Jesus".
For just $250 + $13.49 processing fee (through 1/31/13) attendees get to hear from these megapastors from 9:00 a.m. November 5 through 5:00 p.m. November 6, 2012. You can buy your ticket and even see who is going here. Keep in mind that travel, lodging, and food are not included.
If you don't have the funds to attend the live event, you're in luck if you live near one of these four cities – Orlando, Reno, Bellevue, or Albuquerque. For just $99 you can attend the conference at these satellite locations where it will be broadcast. In addition, they will have exciting live speakers at the four locations.
The conference speakers who are still council members of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) are Matt Chandler and Crawford Loritts, who will both be speaking at the upcoming TGC conference in April. Of course, Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald were once TGC Council Members but no longer "serve" TGC.
Mark Driscoll invited Rick Warren to speak at the first Resurgence conference (held last October) and Warren will speak again in 2013. Here is Driscoll explaining why he is excited about including Rick Warren.
As some of you may know The Purpose Driven Life just marked its 10th anniversary and has been republished with updates. It will likely be plugged at the R13 conference along with Resurgence materials. After all, Driscoll and gang are called to equip Christian leaders…
Last October during the first ever Resurgence Conference, I wrote a post which you can access here. In that post, I quoted the following information from the Resurgence website:
Millions of Christians around the world have come to the Resurgence for training. Our motto is “Get trained,” so our whole mission is to help you on the mission God has given you.
Look around. The Spirit is up to something. There is a resurgence of biblically faithful, passionate believers on board with the mission of spreading Jesus' name. This is a movement anchored by a theological foundation of four points.
1. Gospel-Centered Theology
2. Spirit-Filled Lives
3. Complementarian Relationships
4. Missional Churches
When I clicked on the link to these four foundational points in the prior post, the verbiage has changed on the Resurgence website. Now the four points are: (link)
1. JESUS-CENTERED THEOLOGY
2. JESUS-MODELED RELATIONSHIPS
3. JESUS-EMPOWERED LIVING
4. JESUS' MISSION
'Complementarian Relationships' has been replaced with 'Jesus-modeled relationships', and those relationships are currently described as follows on the Resurgence website:
"God exists in a perfect community; we call this the Trinity. The three persons of the Godhead are all equal in power, glory, and righteousness, yet each is distinct with different roles. The Son submits to the Father, and the Spirit does the work made possible by the sacrifice of the Son. God calls for this kind of community in church government and Christian households."
It will be interesting to follow this conference as see how it evolves, as this change on the Resurgence website indicates. For those who may not know much about Mark Driscoll's background, here he is describing where he grew up, how he and Grace met and married, and how Mars Hill Church began. Much has happened since this video was produced…
Do we REALLY need yet another annual conference? We would love for you to share your thoughts on R13.
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