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Q SESSIONS | IMAGEBEARER with Andy Crouch
America is an image-driven culture. Our image-consciousness is what drives the airbrushing of magazine covers, the PR campaigns of public figures, the constant strategy talks of building a “personal brand” or a platform, and entire industries supported by the concern of personal appearance.
But for all the emphasis on image, many of us have lost touch with what it means to be an image-bearer. Many of us are
with image—but perhaps not in the right way.
As Christians, we know that humans are made in “God’s image,” but what does that really mean? How should our role as “image-bearers” impact how we engage culture, act against injustice and participate in God’s vision for flourishing in our cities, industries and the world?
To answer these questions and more, Q Ideas has invited one of the American church’s most clear-minded voices on the subject today: accomplished author, speaker and justice advocate, Andy Crouch.
in New York City, join Andy Crouch and 150 leaders for this new Q Session, where Andy Crouch is committed to sharing God’s vision for His most wonderful and beautiful creation—you.
Andy is one of Q’s most popular and compelling contributors, and we are excited to share two days with him to explore what it means to bear the image of God in culture today. But seating is limited, so
Q SESSIONS | IMAGEBEARER
. Bring your closest friend or spouse, even your entire leadership team to hear the best thinking, cultural analysis and spiritual direction on culture-making and image-bearing from one of the foremost thought-leaders in the American church.
What to Expect:
Learn how a "good-news first" approach to culture is more effective than beginning with cultural criticism
Ground your understanding of culture, creativity, and leadership in the biblical categories of image bearing rather than thinner, secular conceptions of power
Learn why evangelism and social action must always go together, and why neither can happen fully without the other
Identify systems of idolatry and injustice in your own cultural or ministry context that prevent true human flourishing
Learn how to be an institutional leader without giving in to institutionalism or bureaucracy
Discover the practices that allow leaders to use their power in a way that contributes to flourishing and develops others
Learn how to address issues of privilege and status, race and gender, in ways that generate repentance, creativity, and hope rather than avoidance and guilt
Engage with a world-class cultural or church leader for an intimate conversation about how they see their calling and their culture
You'll understand the principles behind:
Why so many marriages fail after one partner achieves success
Why so many effective social movements (the end of apartheid, the Civil Rights movement, the movement against human trafficking) involve both the "powerful" and the "powerless"
Why healthy institutions always have strong leaders, but never have indispensable leaders
This is a Q Session you won't want to miss. So
and join us in New York City on September 17 & 18.
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