This Sunday, we welcome guest speaker David Fitch to The Practice to help us make the connection between Eucharist and Mission.
David is a missional church planting coach who we have a lot to learn from. A self described “Missional Church planter”, David was the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community in the northwest suburbs, has his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and is also the BR Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, (like Scot McKnight, he’s not dumb). David explains about himself:
“I have spent most of my adult ministry/academic life asking the question Why Church? How do we lead church into the challenges we are facing including pluralism, injustice, post Christendom, postmodernity, alternative sexualities. The questions “What is the gospel? Where is the Kingdom? How does God reveal Himself? What is conversion? need to be asked anew. I have written on all these subjects in one form or another. Above all, I seek to reimagine church as a way of life under the Lordship of Christ and His mission in the world.”
Recently, David has been working on a book in which explores the relationship between The Table and the tables of our lives, Eucharist as the breaking open, and how this opens us up in mission for the world. This Sunday evening, he’s going to be exploring that very topic as we continue our series on the Eucharist and Mission. In the meantime, check out his blog or some of the books he’s already written to get pumped!
Our prayer is that our gathering will begin the crucial and necessary turn from talking about the Table, to talking about how we live the Eucharist out in the fabric of our lives. We hope to see you there!
The Practice Team