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The Emergence of The Prodigal Network

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In this miniseries, Everyone Has an Origin Story, we will interview key leaders from microchurch networks to discover their origin stories and key points of learning. We’ll also explore where they are today, how they make disciples, repeated principles that may cross contexts, their most difficult moments, and where they’re headed next. 

In this webinar, we will explore the backstory of The Prodigal Network.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

The missional conversation in the West has been snowballing for decades. Leslie Newbigin, who is considered by many to be the instigator of this conversation, posed the question in his book Foolishness to the Greeks, “What would be involved in a missionary encounter between the gospel and this whole way of perceiving, thinking, and living that we call ‘modern Western culture’?” We’ve been wrestling with that question for 40 years. Over the last two decades, pioneering efforts in the missional movement have been made with the mixed results expected of early experimentation. Now, mature forms of microchurch movements are emerging. COVID-19 has demonstrated the fragility of the predominant forms of Church, which has created a surging interest in simpler forms of the Church led by ordinary people.  

Of course, microchurch is not a new form of the Church, but the most ancient one. A compelling case can be made that the microchurch is the original design within the pages of the New Testament. In addition, it is also the primary expression of the Church in the most significant disciple making movements on the planet today, in places like India and China. Now is the time for us to return to the microchurch in the West for biblical, cultural, and missiological reasons. 

Join Leadership Network this year for a series of catalytic conversations with leading practitioners. And follow this move of the Spirit that is bringing about the return of the microchurch.

Featured Guests

Daniel Yang
Director, Send Institute
Maila Kim
Church Planter, The Prodigal Network

Featured Guests

Daniel Yang
Daniel is the director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement. Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in computer science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. intercultural studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is also the co-author of Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church (InterVarsity, May 2022).
Maila Kim
Maila Kim is a second-generation Hmong American. She received a B.A. in English language and literature, a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian formation and ministry from Wheaton College Graduate School. Maila is a marketing manager at InterVarsity Press. She also serves on the steering committee of The Every Voice Now Initiative and is a co-host on The Every Voice Now Podcast. Maila lives in Illinois with her husband and is co-planting a church, The Prodigal Network.

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THIS EPISODE

In this miniseries, Everyone Has an Origin Story, we will interview key leaders from microchurch networks to discover their origin stories and key points of learning. We’ll also explore where they are today, how they make disciples, repeated principles that may cross contexts, their most difficult moments, and where they’re headed next.  In this webinar, we will explore the backstory of The Prodigal Network.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

The missional conversation in the West has been snowballing for decades. Leslie Newbigin, who is considered by many to be the instigator of this conversation, posed the question in his book Foolishness to the Greeks, “What would be involved in a missionary encounter between the gospel and this whole way of perceiving, thinking, and living that we call ‘modern Western culture’?” We’ve been wrestling with that question for 40 years. Over the last two decades, pioneering efforts in the missional movement have been made with the mixed results expected of early experimentation. Now, mature forms of microchurch movements are emerging. COVID-19 has demonstrated the fragility of the predominant forms of Church, which has created a surging interest in simpler forms of the Church led by ordinary people.   Of course, microchurch is not a new form of the Church, but the most ancient one. A compelling case can be made that the microchurch is the original design within the pages of the New Testament. In addition, it is also the primary expression of the Church in the most significant disciple making movements on the planet today, in places like India and China. Now is the time for us to return to the microchurch in the West for biblical, cultural, and missiological reasons.  Join Leadership Network this year for a series of catalytic conversations with leading practitioners. And follow this move of the Spirit that is bringing about the return of the microchurch.

THIS EPISODE

In this miniseries, Everyone Has an Origin Story, we will interview key leaders from microchurch networks to discover their origin stories and key points of learning. We’ll also explore where they are today, how they make disciples, repeated principles that may cross contexts, their most difficult moments, and where they’re headed next.  In this webinar, we will explore the backstory of The Prodigal Network.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

The missional conversation in the West has been snowballing for decades. Leslie Newbigin, who is considered by many to be the instigator of this conversation, posed the question in his book Foolishness to the Greeks, “What would be involved in a missionary encounter between the gospel and this whole way of perceiving, thinking, and living that we call ‘modern Western culture’?” We’ve been wrestling with that question for 40 years. Over the last two decades, pioneering efforts in the missional movement have been made with the mixed results expected of early experimentation. Now, mature forms of microchurch movements are emerging. COVID-19 has demonstrated the fragility of the predominant forms of Church, which has created a surging interest in simpler forms of the Church led by ordinary people.   Of course, microchurch is not a new form of the Church, but the most ancient one. A compelling case can be made that the microchurch is the original design within the pages of the New Testament. In addition, it is also the primary expression of the Church in the most significant disciple making movements on the planet today, in places like India and China. Now is the time for us to return to the microchurch in the West for biblical, cultural, and missiological reasons.  Join Leadership Network this year for a series of catalytic conversations with leading practitioners. And follow this move of the Spirit that is bringing about the return of the microchurch.

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  • Weekly LIVE shows with thought leaders, practitioners and authors
  • NEW Community Platform
  • Annual online summits and other special events
  • Participate in groups with other leaders

Plus

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$ 170
  • Everything included in Basic
  • Live Q&A with presenters
  • 2022 Empowered Digital Access Pass ($99 value)
  • Four more Digital Access Passes during the year ($396 value)
  • Additional discounts and resources

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  • Everything included in Multipliers PLUS
  • Full archive of Digital Access Passes ($1850+ value)
  • Workshops with presenters
  • Create your own groups
  • 1 Ticket to EX Orlando 2023 or 2 Tickets to a 2022 Regional