2001: Radical Discipleship and the Local Church



Radical Discipleship and the Local Church


June 14-16, 2001


Carmelite Spiritual Center
Darien, IL


Plan now to attend this gathering of Christian pastors, lay leaders, and scholars interested in ways to make radical discipleship the center of congregational life and practice. Participants will share stories, meet like-minded Christians from an array of Protestant and Catholic traditions, and explore ideas and options with members of The Ekklesia Project. The Carmelite Spiritual Center is easily accessible from O’Hare and Midway airports as well as from major expressways southwest of Chicago.

Not a conventional lecture-type seminar, this gathering might best be thought of as a series of interlocked conversations in which participants listen in on discussions between a variety of pastors and lay leaders before pursuing their own, more in-depth explorations of the topics in smaller groups. A preliminary list of topics and sessions includes:

The Way of the Cross and the Local Church
The ‘Liturgies’ of Everyday Life: Identifying the Practices that Form Our Churches and Our People
The Local Church and Economic Life
Worship and Radical Discipleship
The ‘Great Commission’ and Christian Discipleship
The Politics of Radical Discipleship
Practicing Ecclesial Solidarity in a Divided World

Total cost is $180 which includes room, board, and conference fee. Space is limited, and not all applicants will be accepted. Applicants should have read, and be in sympathy with, The Ekklesia Project’s Declaration and Invitation to All Christians. To apply, please complete the application form.

For more information, please contact Ekklesia Project Coordinator, Michael L. Budde