September 08, 2004

Epicentre Roundtable - photos

img_4228Photos from the Roundtable last week (and a few from conversations at the festival) are online. If you have any other photos, please send them to me at my gmail address or leave a link below.

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August 26, 2004

The Skinny on Greenbelt 1.3

greenbelt should be cool . .
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)

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June 28, 2004

Freedup - worship for Greenbelt

freedup I just sent the description of the worship installation we will be creating at Greenbelt Festival in August, as part of the Epicentre Global Roundtable for Emerging Church. Heres a shortened version.
“Freedup: A Global Reflex” Around the world, God is freeing up the next generation to be church in a new way, and respond to Him in new media. We have invited worship leaders from countries around the world to help create a unique global new media worship experience for Greenbelt04 called “Freedup”.
The Roundtable is an invitation only meeting for 50 leaders of emerging church networks and movements around the world. Not all the invitations have been sent out yet, due to the lost data that disappeared recently when i was backing up my system (ooops). Hopefully we will be all caught up in a few days.
Like the graphic? I just created it. Hope it prints well. The image was taken in Prague at the large cathedral on the hill, as i swung the camera violently through the air to capture the windows and stained glass.

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May 20, 2004

Epicentre Roundtable: Advance

This is an advance notice for our Global Roundtable event this summer, in particular for those of you buying plane tickets to be here. The actual roundtable event, that we will probably call "Epicentre", in the tradition of Epicenter (USA, 2001) and Epicentrum (Europe, 2002), will be held at Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham, Friday, August 27th, from 2pm to 5pm in the Crest Room of the Grandstand.
There will be a welcoming event in London on Thursday, August 26th, and the festival runs until Monday 30th.
The cost for the festival is 70 pounds and that includes FREE ACCOMODATION if you bring your tent. The Roundtable should be free to you, assuming we can raise a little money to make it all work. The roundtable will be an Emergent/Boaz/DAWN sponsored event. It was suggested by Brian MacLaren, as i have mentioned before, but you should know that Brian will not be able to be with us this year.
We have invited key leaders of emerging networks around the world and will be inviting a few more. There will be a limit of 50 leaders present at our Roundtable. Already, they are coming from Japan, Brazil, Australia, USA, Germany, Holland, Switzerland . . . Do you know of someone that really needs to be there? Let me know and i can send an application to them.
Much more information soon . . .

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