Friday, September 23, 2005
LOMBARD CONFERENCE: A CHALLENGE TO BECOME A "MISSIONAL" MOVEMENT
“A SUMMONS TO LEAD” CONFERENCE
An air of expectancy was evident as attendees arrive and fill the Linder Conference Center. The attendees are greeting each other and now have the agenda, which will include a message from Paul Cedar of Mission America (formerly president of the Evangelical Free Church and Senior Pastor of Lake Ave Congregation Church in Pasadena, CA).
Had a quick hallway conversation with Al Fletcher, Exec from Maine and an old friend about Parchment Valley Agreement. He characterizes PVA as a promise among regions for a continuing promise of joint ministry, and a way for PSW to say that their problem is not with other regions, but with VF.
Bill Nicoson calls us to order and prayer. Bill did a kind of roll-call of states showing the nationwide scope of the meeting.
Bill noted that the Linder Center is at maximum capacity.
A profound time of worship followed. (See picture)