What do church plants in one of the most post-Christian cities in the nation have to teach us? While national headlines herald the decline of Christianity in the United States, scarcely heard are stories from the thousands of new churches and new forms of church that are springing up each year across the country. Dr. James‘ research among 105 new churches in Seattle tells a different, more hopeful story, replete with vibrant and diverse models of church. Come learn about these models and the five threads of missional wisdom that emerged from the field as a whole.
Join us at Fuller Northwest on Thursday evening, June 16th, at 7pm for an evening lecture from Dr. Chris James. Light refreshments provided. You are a welcome voice in the conversation!
Dr. Christopher B. James is Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Missional Christianity at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, where he also directs the Master of Arts in Mission and Discipleship degree. His research and teaching focus on missional engagement with contemporary Western contexts. He earned a PhD in Practical Theology from Boston University School of Theology, an M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Wheaton College. Christopher also holds a certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Renovaré Institute and a certificate in International Mission and Ecumenism from Boston Theological Institute. He is author of the forthcoming New Churches in the None Zone, a study of ecclesiology and missiology among church plants in Seattle, WA. Christopher can be found online at chrisbjames.com, and @chrisbjames.