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Reflection on 7th Symposium: Alex Dobbs

July 10, 2016

The ISAAC Dones and Nones Symposium was fantastic! So many good speakers sharing great wisdom on how to love, welcome, converse with, and journey with those feeling alienated by the church. I learned our approach as church leaders has to be one of love and really understanding where people are coming from instead of excluding people because they do not believe. I loved the idea that Dones and Nones may have something prophetic to say about why they are leaving church, and the church needs to listen! I have notes that I still want to reflect on because there was really good wisdom shared. It was a great time to connect with people, and the food was phenomenal!

– Alex Dobbs (APU Student)

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