Ever since I was a child, I have wanted to be Speed Racer: jumping over canyons, navigating dangerous terrain and yeah, having a chimpanzee in my entourage. And while I don’t QUITE have a chimpanzee in my life, my life often feels like an off-road race as I joyfully bounce around the terrain of faith, politics and life. Wouldn’t have it any other way. As I live this adventure, if we happen to be in the same place at the same time, I would love to connect. Below are ways to connect, meet-up and otherwise be a part of the race.
1 March 19: Missional Twitter Chat – Tonight I (@breyeschow) will be joining the Emergent Village Voice for a twitter chat on the Missional Church and the new church plant that I am part of. All you need to do is follow the #missionalchat hashtag to follow along. Steve Knight (@knightopia)will be guiding/moderating the conversation, but please feel free to jump into the conversation. [More info about Missional Chat]
2 March: China, here we come – This week, my family heads to China for trip to visit our family villages and see the sights.* I visited in 1992, but this will be the first time that my children will visit the land of the Chinese side of their ancestry. The coolest part is that they will meet their great-great-aunt so we will have a picture with FIVE, yes 5, generations alive and well. I will prob post pictures along the way, so if you want to keep up be sure to Like my Facebook Page.
3 April 14: Presbyterian Church (USA) Philippines Mission Network, Stockton – If you are interested in being part of a group of Presbyterians who have a heart and spirit for the Philippines, we would love to have you attend this first gathering in Stockton, CA. We will be looking at issues of relief, culture, justice, etc. as we try to find meaningful ways to be in ministry WITH our church partners and the communities in the Philippines. [View Your Invitation] [Like our Facebook Page]
4 April 26-29: Presbyterian Multicultural Conference, Charlotte - If you are a Presbyterian and are interested in conversations on multiculturalism, April 26-29 in Charlotte, NC Kathy Lee and I will be leading a track on Young Adult Ministry at the annual multicultural conference held this year in Charlotte, NC. Both Kathy and I are committed to engaging in Youth Adult Ministry, not as a strategy to save the church, but rather to see Young Adult Ministry as something that we must be better engaged if we are going to impact the world. [More Information]
5 May 3-5: Church Planters Academy, Minneapolis - I am not big on most “how to” events for churches, but here’s an event that I am part of that will more of a “how we’ve done this” kind of thing. If you have ever thought about starting a church, but have been a tad bit suspicious of who has done it in the past, this in an event that you should consider. There are some folks presenting that I greatly respect ecclesiastical and theologically as they have started church of all stripes. The list of instructors includes folks like: Magi Mraz, Alise Barrymore, Tim Keel and Nanette Sawyer. Plus, there is also [More event information]
6 Working Preacher Column - The irony is not lost on my that I am not ACTUALLY currently a working preacher, but I have been around the preaching blog a few times in my 17 years of church pastoring. Each month I am offering a few words of “advice” for those who engage in the art of proclamation. You can check out past columns HERE and if you want to add your thoughts to the next column, “To Lectionary or Not To Lectionary” column, see the Facebook Page Thread.
7 2012: Other events and future bookings - I will be at a variety of other events this year: online, in print and in person so I hope to see/connect soon. If there is an event where you think I might offer something helpful to your community, I am always open to talking. To see if something will work out, please START HERE for more info.
*Yes, I realize that I am publicizing the fact that we will not be at home, but really, I am not that hard to track. Plus, once you break in and discover there is nothing worth stealing, you just may be overcome with a profound need to organize the pile of life that is our apartment. You have been warned.