The Mission Summit Conversations were a featured part of the Mission Summit/Biennial event, June 21-23, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas. The Mission Summit Conversations allowed for an open opportunity for anyone attending the event to engage in meaningful dialogue about a topic of interest by self-selecting into a small group. These learnings will be used in November 2013 at the ABCUSA Mission Table event, a gathering of ABCUSA leaders, and beyond!
The groups were divided into three large rooms titled, “Our Leaders,” “Our Witness,” and “Our Future.” This word cloud is a composite snapshot generated by group facilitators after the first Mission Summit Conversation session the morning of June 22, 2013. Those words which were mentioned most often are the largest and represent the emerging focus of the conversations within each group.
Summaries of the specific small group conversations also are available online. A dynamic website representing the many conversations throughout the weekend was set up by the American Baptist Computer Center, at www.missionsummitconversations.com. Group facilitators are still uploading information and reflections to the site. Do not expect to see a complete set of information from the third round of conversations yet, as facilitators are organizing their thoughts and likely have not yet uploaded the information. Watch the ABCUSA website and Mission Summit Conversations website as groups are still reporting on their topics!