Deb talked about the open set idea. A community gathered around Jesus, rather than coralled by doctrines and creeds.
In her talk she helps us to understand that many people in the past were drawn into a BELIEVE first, then that belief allowed them to BELONG to the church, and then they learned to BEHAVE. In some churches, the BELIEVING, must be followed by BEHAVING, before BELONGING.
She explained how in our current society it becomes more and more important to rethink this approach. We must be willing to allow people to BELONG first. It is in the midst of this BELONGING that they begin to understand the truths of Jesus, and then come to BELIEF, and through that BELIEF, the will begin to BEHAVE differently. She tells some remarkable stories about how this has happened and worked in her life.
Perhaps some of you can explain how you have seen this work, or not work in your experiences.
By the way, DEB is a woman, and I like her, and she is in FORGE leadership.