Question: What in God’s name are we trying to do here?
- Bring a greater experience of Heaven to all Creation, as we
- Publicly prototype, model & describe co-constructing networked communities of practice, where we
- Together find, refine & fulfill each member’s God-given calling, to
- Keep growing us all closer to Jesus; in love, likeness & living.
Each episode of season 4 (which may go long) is a “Fish Bowl” (tame version of Shark Tank). Each of us takes turns (with help from a Coach) publicly mock-pitching the Great Work we feel God is calling us to do. All of us (and anyone else they invite) can then offer “noodling,” prayer, and assistance to help clarify and accelerate their mission.
- Clarify why Ernie and Ted founded this group (by reviewing their Great Works)
- Learn more about each other’s calling, gifting, and passions
- Provide a well-defined goal for Season 4 to make progress against
- Model a new way for other groups to reconcile personal passion with shared mission
- Free advertising for your (and my) pet projects!
- Demo a radical alternative to the backward-looking “Great Books” model of education
- Refine and catalog best practices for coaching, slides and structured feedback
Proposed Speaker (Coach) Schedule
- 8/25 Ernie (Bill) -> Steven moderating as Critical Friends
- 9/1 Ted (Ernie)
- 9/8 Steve (tbd)
- 9/15 Bill (tbd)
- 9/22 Eric (Ernie)
- 9/29 David H. (Ernie)
- 10/6 David J. (Bill)
- 10/13 David E. (tbd)
- 10/20 Janet (tbd)
- 10/27 Justin (Ted)
- 11/3 Retrospective
- Amplify your Strengths (Seth Godin)
- High Hopes (Panic at the Disco)
- 2 Cor 5:20 “Ambassadors for Christ… be reconciled.”
- “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
- “I am engaged in a great work, so I can’t come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you?” (Nehemiah 6:3)
- Truth Bowl and Ethics Bowl (predecessors to Fish Bowl)
- Radical Centrism (Ultimate Harmony)
- Triversity (Makership)
- St. John’s College (Great Books)
- Critical Friends Model: I like, I wonder, I have..