Moving Forward Not Backward
Read the Gospel of Mark. In many ways the gospel is organized according to the "advances" Jesus took. Count the number of times Mark says "And Jesus came apart."
The Atlantic Advance is in Ocean City, New Jersey.
At each one of the "advances," you will not find a motel-like (centralized buildings with square-box accommodations linked by long narrow corridors and wide parking-lots) spaces. Instead SpiritVenture Ministries is bringing back the old-fashioned, decentralized get-away-cottages you used to see all along US America's blue highways -- except each one of these cottages is more "English cottage" in size, luxury-class in appointments, and future-fitted with what you need for a healthy mind, body and soul. See www.northshore4kiss.com for more details.
*The cost of each Advance includes all registration fees and six meals for the two days. Each Advance begins with breakfast on the first morning, and concludes with supper and after-dinner conversation on the second evening. You are responsible for your own housing, although we are available to help you find lodging and make recommendations.
2014 Pacific Advance - March 14 & 15, 2014
Carl Medearis 30 years of living in and traveling to the Middle East has given Carl Medearis a true insider's view of the region; making him one of a handful of American expert voices in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. Carl serves as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East to come together around the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth in order to promote peace-making, as well as cultural, political and religious dialog leading toward understanding and reconciliation. He is the author of the acclaimed books on these issues: “Muslims, Christians and Jesus” as well as “Tea with Hezbollah” and most recently, “speaking of Jesus: the art of not-evangelism.”
2014 Atlantic Advance - November 7 & 8, 2014
Dr. Len Kageler is a Seattle native currently living just outside of New York City. As a sociologist and theologian he has a particular interest in the church as it tries to function in a multifaith society. He serves Nyack College as Professor of Youth and Family Studies and has lectured at both Oxford and Cambridge (and many other UK universities) on the topic of human development and leadership. His many books have included the issues of parenting, fatherhood, and foundational understandings helpful to youth work professionals. Len is a runner, a reader, and especially loves experiencing God while outside. He and some of his crazy friends even love winter backpacking. He has become famous in these circles as one who can make amazing omelets at 20 degrees F. while camping on snow.