What a joy and delight it was to be with so many fellow shalomers in Los Angeles for the International Shalom Summit — celebrating 20 years of seeking shalom and equipping ourselves for the movement’s future work.
Our ‘old world’ venue was charming, the plenary sessions inspiring, and the workshops stimulating and substantive.
We’ve received many comments and feedback about the Summit, and they been overwhelmingly positive and constructive. I’m delighted the content, style and structure exceeded expectations. Here are just a couple of comments received:
“Thank you for the Shalom Summit and the beautiful accommodations that were available. I learned so much and met many inspirational people.”
“What an inspiring time, pooling our wisdom, resources, and learning how to organize; how we can directly impact our communities to become a place of Shalom to all of God’s people in all of God’s world!”
Whether you were at the Summit, or not, I want to thank you again for your faithful commitment to growing healthy communities.
And I want to stay in touch with you as we continue to seek shalom in the places where we have been sent (for me that means Berkeley, CA, where I now serve as Lead Pastor of Epworth Berkeley UMC; but I will continue shaloming on the road and on the Net ).
Still seeking shalom with you,
Michael J. Christensen
PS If you were not at the Summit, you can still pick up the 2012 Participant’s Workbook. Just go to: http://www.gntv.info/online_store/store5/agora.cgi?cart_id=&product=Shalom%20Training%20Products
PPS If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to post comments about the Summit – or anything else about Shalom – on our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/CommunitiesofShalomYour input is extremely valuable as we plan future resources.