Scores of leaders from United Methodist churches around the NC Conference and church groups from other denominations took advantage of the August 3 opportunity to come and get a taste of an authentic movement of missional discipleship. Hosted by one of our new faith communities—Crossroads Church of Fayetteville—attendees got to experience worship, teaching, training, and tactics for building a discipling culture in their local churches. The hopeful result is to foster local Kingdom Movements across the region. The day’s experience was an immersion in a variety of environments including public space teaching, social space (or “missional community”) training, and personal space (or “huddle”) tactics.
In addition to the teaching, training, and tactics there was opportunity to talk with local church leaders (clergy and laity) who are doing their best to live their personal and corporate lives on mission. While they were certainly not perfect examples, they were excellent living examples! The event also provided the Conference’s first opportunity to see the new, hip Crossroads facility on Camden Rd, which was built using Impact10 (formerly Ten Dollar Club) funds.
Thanks to Pastor Chad Pullins and Crossroads UMC for their radical hospitality!