The end and the beginning…

February 4th, 2008 by DeepShift

Well, our first tour event is ended…thanks to all of you who were involved in the Charlotte site!! We’re so grateful that people came and were involved in this process. We’re so grateful for our hosts in Charlotte, the Emergent Cohort, and to Area 15 for allowing us to be in your amazing space and connect with many of you. We’re so grateful to God for moving in many ways during this weekend as well.

And now, the beginning….we hope this is a beginning for you to be on this new path, believing in Jesus in a new way, ready to act for change in your own life, in your community, the public and the world.  We hope this is a beginning for you to connect with new people who are on this same path and journey for encouragement, support, relationship and depth. 

Use this space to share opportunities to connect with one another in the near future, to share resources that people may be interested in based on your conversations this weekend, to share your hopes and dreams for deep shifts in your own lives and the world. Soon there will be another site available as well to connect, so check back.   

Thank you for being with us this weekend. We are so grateful!

Brian, Linnea & the Everything Must Change Team 

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  1. Steve Gooch says:

    This was my first “McLaren Event” and I must say it was one of the most unusual, enjoyable, troubling, stimulating times of my life! Thank you all for your courage, creativity, insight and kindness. It is hard to put into words all that I feel, but be assured it was a great help to me and my fellows. I applaude you in the great work you are doing. God Bless you!

    February 4th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

  2. Carrie says:

    Through a friend, I came to the conference at the last minute, not knowing what to expect or if I even belonged…Now one of my transitional ninth grade English classes, along with another class, some who have very sad home lives, are becoming aware of the mill. goals, researching causes and effects of major world problems–they will be presenting what they have learned on Friday and will be collecting change to donate to an organization of their choice.
    The first day, when students made comments saying they would keep the money they raised for themselves, and when they laughed at the pictures I showed them of undernourished, poverty-stricken people, I was more then a little frustrated with them–but then the next day was a little better, and they still have a week on this project–so, I’ll have faith that some little difference will be made. I hope that it will not only inspire them to want to make a difference in the world, but that it will also cause them to realize how much we all have to be thankful for in America…
    I also didn’t know how to put into words how I felt after the conference. But, it certainly was a good reminder of so many things, and it has inspired me. It was another breath of fresh air for me.
    Thank you. I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.

    February 10th, 2008 at 5:42 pm