Amy Butler and Brian McLaren Discussing: Why Host A Village @Soularize?


Are you an entrepreneurial leader of a faith community, co-working space or organization? Are you looking for ways to connect your community to a global conversation centered on Humane Spirituality? 

Brian McLaren and Rev. Dr. Amy Butler discuss the role of Soularize in the early emerging church movement and where they think we are headed next and how this may apply to your own faith community.  

Learn more about the ways you can collaborate with Soularize to create your own event and reach more people in your local area.

The Village model is designed to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, moving beyond the traditional satellite event hierarchy. Imagine joining our revolutionary hybrid learning party from the context of your own faith community, while still having a global impact.

Learn how you can create your own local event by choosing the Soularize content you want to stream and then contributing any additional content you want to share. Customize the experience for your own community by blending local music, artists, experts, meals and more, all within this year’s theme of Humane Spirituality.

Find out more about Villages


Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler is a pastor, author, speaker, and founder of Invested Faith. She believes deeply that courageous communities of people who live with tenacious love can change the world.  Much of her career has been spent helping build communities of radical witness in the institutional church. She currently leads National City Christian Church as intentional interim Senior Minister. Though leading institutions of faith in this moment can be one of the most challenging leadership tasks around, she is optimistic about the impact faith communities have on the world. She is mom to three amazing young adults who are each making their way in the world; they are her favorites

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, a contributor to We Stand With Love, and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors and church planters.

Spencer Burke Known as one of the early adopters of the Emerging Church, a Christian reformation movement in the early 2000s. Creator of (now archived at Fuller Seminary), author of several books including A Heretics Guide to Eternity and Making Sense of Church. He is an ordained Disciples of Christ Minister, served as the Minister of Innovation and New Church Development with the Pacific Southwest Region for five years and currently runs Innovation Labs at Fullerton First Methodist Church while running his consulting company, Lean Faith - helping you launch love into action.  Spencer lives with his wife and often host dinners with his two grown children in Newport Beach, CA


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