Ed Stetzer, author, researcher, and one of the most insightful and provocative thinkers in the church today, blogged about his upcoming appearance at the Flourish 2009 conference. Here’s what he said:
This one is a bit unusual for me. Actually, it is the first time I have spoken at such a gathering.
May 13-15, I am going to be a part of one of a unique conference. Flourish 2009 (flourishonline.org) will be hosted by CrossPointe Church in Duluth, GA. Sponsors include Southeastern Seminary, David C. Cook Publishers, and the National Association of Evangelicals. The subject is how to live as missional, evangelistic followers of Christ in a world full of poverty, injustice and environmental degradation, but that is not the most interesting part.
To me, the speaker line-up is most fascinating.
The MCs for this event will be Jonathan Merritt, a faith and culture writer and well-known SBC troublemaker , and Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making and Senior Editor of Christianity Today.
This will obviously be an event you won’t want to miss.
The organizers asked me to pass on two things especially for my blog readers. First, there will be a church planters track led by Rand Clark, a church planter in Colorado (http://genesiscastlerock.com/), and Dr. Jack Allen (http://www.nobts.edu/Faculty/AtoH/AllenJ/Default.html), Director of the Nehemiah Center for Church Planting at New Orleans Seminary (nobts.edu). I will be some part of that, but I am not sure yet what that is. More on that soon…
Second, they are offering my blog readers a 25% discount if they register soon. Simply go to FlourishOnline.org, and when you are registering enter “Stetzer25″ into the discount section. With the early bird discount, this will give you all three days for about 100.00, which includes a personal meet-and-greet / Q&A with many of the conferences speakers at a party the first night.
This is going to be a unique and enriching experience that you won’t wanna miss. The early bird special ends tomorrow, although the discount code will continue to work throughout the month of March.
Nice to see someone has Jonathan Merritt pegged (!). If you haven’t seen Stetzer in action, you are in for an experience. Stetzer always tells you something you didn’t already know, and we’re blessed to have him at Flourish 2009. I saw him last year at the Dwell Conference co-hosted by Acts 29 Network and Redeemer church in Manhattan, and again at Catalyst, and he was captivating.
NOTE: The early bird deadline has been extended to April 17, and the stetzer25 discount goes all the way up to the opening day.