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The Skinny on Greenbelt 1.3

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Latest info on Greenbelt and Epicentre Roundtable.
- Mark Pierson will be teaching on worship - I just added the times to the schedule (keep reading)
- Ron Willoughby turned up at my house last night. He will be our official delegate to the Lausanne/Great Commission Roundtable event in Thailand next month. This is something i was a part of 3 years ago in Malaysia, but am not able to make it to Thailand.

Greenbelt Festival is upon us. I will be at the Festival from Friday onwards. Among the 15,000 people coming are a few dozen leaders of emerging church ministries from 15 countries that will gather secretly on Friday afternoon for the Epicentre Roundtable for Global Emerging Church. Shannon Hopkins and Jonny Baker are helping me lead this event. We have had similar roundtables around the world over the past 4 years. This one will be dispersed inside the Greenbelt Festival. If you are participating in the Roundtable, you will be rubbing shoulders with many of the speakers and artists who will be sharing at the Festival. What i have below is the beginning of a 4 day schedule that will be a guide to the right events.

Friday Aug 27
2pm - 5pm Epicentre Roundtable for Global Emerging Church (invitation only)
Leaders from 15 countries meeting F2F for conversation, introductions, strategic planning, and a few good laughs.
12:15am Loud and Proud Worship, Stage 2. Simon Hall and Revive

Saturday Aug 28
9am Revive (Simon Hall) gold cup: Hymn of the Universe.
2pm Mark Pierson @ Sovereign Lounge. "Worship not Bound by Outcomes-Stations, stations of the cross, and other forms of curated worship"4pm Bloggers at Winged Ox.
6pm Bloggers celebate Wiblog 2nd birthday at Wiblog campsite.

Sunday Aug 29
2pm-4pm Global Zoo - informal discussion on emerging church over a pint. venue to be announced.
4:30-5.30pm Forward Slash @ Istabraq Bar. Andrew Jones (me) on ministry in the new media world, a brief history on the emerging church, and hints at a possible strategy for starting A MILLION CHURCHES . . . . no wait . . .. ONE HUNDRED MILLION CHURCHES (pinky raised to mouth) in the emerging culture!
5:45 The Rite Stuff @ Istabraq Bar. Panel by Pete Ward on Ritual, involving Mark Pierson and others.

Monday Aug 30
9-11am Fuzz Kitto (Spirited Consulting, Australia)
9am - Open Space Technology (spontaneous DJ and artist led worship) Simon Hall
5:45 - Mark Pierson @ Tutu. "Freedom from the Tyranny of Worship Leaders - the curator as a model for putting together worship.

I will be sure to fill up this space. You can help by letting me know when you are teaching
Shane Claiborne will be speaking. And i am assuming Mark O (Youth Specialties) is speaking some where also. Anyone have the info?

Here are some more links:
Essential Information
Getting to Greenbelt
and Accomodation options (camping)