Mason UMC | 6315 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason
Fresh Starts Exchanges are in-person collaborative spaces where people share, explore, and generate contextual ministry solutions together. Each Exchange will feature guest practitioners in-person from the specific contexts.
To create more time and opportunity to Exchange, this one session is limited to 25 people. Both clergy and laity are invited. Lunch will be offered thanks to the Christian Family Credit Union.
Tickets are $40/person. Financial assistance is available, if needed. Please contact Terri McClain.
Evangelism in the Augmented Age
The Church’s practical theology is currently being lived out within three distinct cultural expressions: Industrial Age, Information Age, and the emerging Augmented Age. Most of our churches gather within Industrial Age thinking—putting money in offering plates, registering worship attendance on a pew pad or registration card, or phone tree reminders for upcoming events. Fewer of our churches are living into Information Age thinking—online giving, QR codes for worship attendance, and texting or email services to share programmatic information. Fewer still are adopting the current cultural reality of the Augmented Age—auto draft from digital currency gains, geofencing campuses, or intuitive devotion technology.
Special Guest for the Evangelism Ministry context is
- Rev. Matt Rawle, Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana
In this fun, interactive Fresh Starts Exchange, Matt Rawle will both detail why living into the Augmented Age is important for our communities of faith and offer practical and innovative steps to sharing Jesus within a new, emerging culture.
Rev. Matt Rawle is the Lead Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and a graduate from the LSU School of Music and Duke Divinity School. He is an international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church. Matt is also the author of The Heart that Grew Three Sizes, The Grace of Les Misérables, What Makes a Hero?, The Faith of a Mockingbird, Hollywood Jesus, The Salvation of Doctor Who, and The Redemption of Scrooge. He and his wife Christie have four kids: Isabelle, Annaleigh, Cecilia, and Robert.