2015 National Gathering Blog Round-up


Over the next few weeks we’ll invite you all to share stories, quotes, ideas and reflections. If you attended and have a thought to share—or if you were one of the many people who watched via live-stream—let us hear from you! Comment below or email us!

In the meantime, here is a roundup of blogs and articles inspired by the conference, please let us know of others:

Conference co-planner Rocky Supinger posted a series of questions leading up to the conference (here, here, here, and here) and then posted Remember That Time When Someone Interrupted Diana Butler Bass? during the conference.

Our social media curator, Laura Cheifetz posted daily about the themes emerging on Twitter: MondayTuesday, and Wednesday.

Leslie Scanlon reported for the Presbyterian OutlookCharlene Han Powell Kicks off Worship at NEXT Annual Gathering , Brian Ellison preaches at NEXT: Telling the Truth in Love, and Diana Butler Bass Speaks to NEXT Crowd: Moving the Church Out of Despair

Andy Acton: What’s NEXT for Christian Education?

T. Denise Anderson: Dear NEXT Church

Christian Bell: The Re-Emergence of the Mainline Church

Adam Walker Cleaveland shared his sketchnotes here

Jan Edmiston: What’s Next for the Church? (Shonda is helpful)

Marci Glass: Church’s One Foundation

Kathleen Henrion: Litany of Joy from NEXT Church National Gathering

Sarah-Dianne Jones: Beyond the buff Jesus: What is NEXT?

Jim Kitchens: Learning to See with God’s Eyes

Stephen McKinney-Whitaker: What’s NEXT?

Katy Stenta: #nextchurch Reflections

Lee Seese: The Next Church

What have we missed? Post links in the comments and we’ll update the list!
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  1. Rev. Dean Seal
    Rev. Dean Seal says:

    I conductd a small workshop o Forgiveness, and I am wondering of there was any specific feedback on that that I could access?
    I thought this particular conffeence really hit its stride in terms of organization and execution. Thanks for having me.

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