Re:Frame Seattle Leaders Examine Postmodern Culture and Ministry

Leaders and members in Washington Conference explored cultural shifts in relation to ministry through two sets of presentations on postmodernism. In April, Ty Gibson, Light Bearers Ministry co-director, provided pastors with a foundational understanding of the postmodern paradigm shift.

In May, nearly 100 pastors and church leaders attended Re:Frame Seattle, a weekend presentation by Miroslav Pujic and Holly Messenger from the General Conference's Centre for Secular and Postmodern Studies.

"I learned that people are reached by us being friendly, non-judgmental and kind," says R. Brian dos Santos, a participant from Ravensdale, Wash. "These were Jesus' methods."

Pujic and Messenger explained how to understand postmodernism, how to communicate with postmodernists and explained effective worship and outreach models in the context of cultural shifts and biblical responses.

As a result of Re:Frame Seattle, five churches committed to becoming LIFE development centers with additional churches deciding to offer LIFE development small groups.

September 01, 2009 / Washington Conference

Heidi Martella, Washington Conference associate communication director