Our Living Room Sessions are moments of communal listening & discernment in which we will explore, in depth, and pray through our 3 Mission Critical Hunches for 2013. Each Living Room Session will be hosted by Jer & The Steward Team. Mission Critical Hunch #1 :: Participating with God in what He's doing in the East Bay & Beyond, means that we must expand from a Gathering-Centric Program to Holistic Cultivation. While our gathering has been, is, and will be an important practice of our community, we must invest our resources and best energy in the tangible equipping, resourcing, and releasing of men & women to follow Jesus on mission into the places where we live, work, & play. We imagine that expanding to Holistic Cultivation will deepen, enlarge, & expand our participation in what God is doing. Holistic cultivation will produce growth as people who don't currently know and follow Jesus will meet and begin following the Jesus that we follow. Click Here for an expanded description of Mission Critical Hunch #1.
Mission Critical Hunch #2 :: Expanding from a Gathering Centric Program to Holistic Cultivation will require that we strengthen & diversify our leadership staff to include a Pastor/Shepherd who will focus on the mission by attending to the soul-care & community development of the people who do the mission. The Pastor/Shepherd is one who helps to cultivate our rootedness as we weave together and extend further. We imagine that by adding the leadership of a Pastor/Shepherd to our staff, we will become more complete as a community and, as a result, more and more people will become cultivated to follow Jesus into the lives of more people in the East Bay & Beyond. Click Here for an expanded description of Mission Critical Hunch #2.
Mission Critical Hunch #3 :: If we invest in Holistic Cultivation now, we will soon be able to afford the staff that we need but can't currently support. If we invest in Holistic Cultivation now, we will soon be able to afford the staff that we need but can’t currently support. To bring in the new person who will help us grow, and who will grow with us, we will need to pay another salary. Giving more right now is an investment, not just in the mission of ODC, but also in the lives of those who are leading The ODC, who live, work, & play in the East Bay & Beyond, and in the many more who will become apart of our community. Click Here for an expanded description of Mission Critical Hunch #3.
Each Living Room Session will begin promptly at 7:00pm and will conclude with a soup & bread dinner.
January 15 :: 1849 Lacassie Ave. #6, Walnut Creek
January 16 :: 4027 Poplar Ave., Concord
January 17 :: 237 Trinity Ave., Berkeley
January 21 :: 41 Mayo Ave., Walnut Creek