Cultivating Sent Communities:
Missional Spiritual Formation
The sixth annual Consultation on the Missional Church
Nov. 12-13, 2010
Dinku L. Bato
"Spiritual Formation in the World’s Fastest-Growing Lutheran Church"
The Rev. Dinku L. Bato is an ordained minister in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, where he has served as national coordinator of university student ministry since 1998. He is a second-year Ph.D. student in congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary.
"Missional Formation in the First Third of Life: Human Development or Spiritual Journey?"
Dr. Nancy Going serves as director of distributed learning for Luther Seminary's Center for Children, Youth and Family Ministry. A Ph.D. graduate of Luther, she is a 23-year veteran of congregational youth ministry. She spent four years teaching and leading the Youth and Family Ministry major at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
"Missional Formation through Service and Short-Term Experiences"
Dr. Scott Hagley received a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary in congregational mission and leadership in 2010. He teaches courses in religion, theology and youth ministry at Augsburg College, Rochester College and Bethel University. Before coming to the Twin Cities, he served as a pastor in two congregations for seven years.
"Congregational Discernment as Practicing the Presence of a Missional God"
The Rev. David Hahn is a second-year Ph.D. student in congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. As an ELCA pastor, he spent 12 years in ministry in Arizona, including serving a suburban congregation, leading a campus ministry and cultivating an emerging church community.
"Living into the Story: The Missional Trajectory of Scripture in Congregational Life"
Dr. Allen Hilton is the minister of faith and learning at Wayzata Community Church, United Church of Christ. He previously served congregations in Seattle and New Canaan, Conn., and taught New Testament at Yale, where he received his Ph.D.
Eric Iverson is director of multi-cultural integrity for YouthWorks, Inc. A native of Minneapolis, graduate of Augsburg College and 26-year veteran of youth ministry, he consults, teaches and trains nationally around issues of poverty, race, Jesus-justice and multi-ethnic ministry.
dirk G. lange
"Communal Prayer as Disruptive Witness: Insights from Taizé"
Dr. Dirk G. Lange is associate professor of worship at Luther Seminary. A Lutheran pastor, he received his Ph.D. in theology from Emory University after spending 19 years as a brother of Taize. He recently published "Trauma Recalled: Liturgy, Disruption and Theology" (Fortress Press, 2009).