Bob Osburn has a PhD in international education (University of Minnesota, 2005) where he also is a lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. In 1978 he earned his ThM in Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has spent 29 years working in international student and academic ministry at the University . . . read more
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- Webinar: The Crucible of the First Term: Understanding and Helping So It is not the LastThu Mar 8 2018, 02:00 pm EST - 03:15 pm EST
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On June 7th, we hosted a special Thought Leader Briefing featuring one of the most outstanding thinkers in the study of religion, Dr. Rodney Stark discussing his book, The Triumph of Faith. Dr. Stark is the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Co-Director for the Institute of Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He is a . . . read more
What do missions minded mega-church leaders talk about when they get together? What are the unique challenges and opportunities leaders face when encouraging thousands of people to get on mission with God? Where is the mega-church movement headed when it comes to the Great Commission? Eric Swanson, Leadership Community Director at Leadership Network has convened . . . read more
Church and mission leaders face the ongoing challenge of funding the Great Commission vision God puts in their hearts. New business models are being explored but there will always be a place for generous giving and biblical stewardship. According to Brian Kluth, ten million Americans tithe a total of $50 billion dollars annually. His groundbreaking . . . read more
The Missional Church: What is missional and why does it matter? Ed Stetzer, President, Lifeway Research Evangelicals are renowned for buzz words and fads. Labels are used widely and indiscriminately until hardly anyone is sure of what they mean. That is the most common push back about the word missional. Ed Stetzer, author, church planter, . . . read more
Thought Leader Briefing: Mobilizing GenY: 5 Killers and 5 Catalysts Presented by: Claude Hickman, The Traveling Team What looks like a ‘people problem’ is often a situation problem. The Traveling Team has spent fifteen years adapting their mobilization efforts to the ever-changing culture of the next generation. Gain insight from their hard-earned lessons and the . . . read more
It has been said that mission is at the heart of the church and the church is at the heart of mission. The health and vitality of local churches is organically linked with the future of mission. As I’ve informally surveyed denominational leaders in our network (34 are members of Missio Nexus), every one responding . . . read more
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Unequally Yoked? The Marriage Debate and the Right to Hire Fellow Believers Rapid changes in U.S. law and culture are making it harder for religious ministries to hire people who not only say they share the faith, but also live the faith. Daniel Blomberg of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will discuss these new . . . read more