The Church Basement Roadshow

The Church Basement Roadshow

I Heart Wichita

We’ve had some great shows in the past few days, but last night may have taken the cake. We presented our show in the basement of the stately First United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas. The basement was packed — it was our biggest show yet with over 250 in attendance. Young and old were there, from 6 months to 90 years. And, by all measurements, they loved the show.
I met some of the staff members of First UMC-Wichita a couple years ago at the National Cathedral, and we really hit it off (I wrote a bit about that conference in my book).
I don’t know exactly what it is, but I feel a great resonance with the people of Wichita. They’re Midwesterners, like me, and they’re a complex mix between evangelical and mainline. I could tell from the beginning of Doug’s monologue that they were right there with him theologically.
After the show, we hung in the parking lot with some of our Wichita friends, and they even delivered fair trade coffee to us this morning.
Wichita is good people.

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posted July 15, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Since Todd Bentley’s taking a break, you guys ought to head down to Florida to fill in!

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Kirk Longhofer

posted July 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Hey Tony… it was great to reconnect! The show is a hit. Thanks so much for making Wichita a stop. Now, get busy, and write more books, so we can see the CBRS v.2!
kirk longhofer

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Josh Melcher

posted July 16, 2008 at 2:16 am

Hey Guys!
What a show! Thanks for coming through and sharing with Wichita. Blessings for the rest of your tour.
Josh Melcher

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Michael Gardner

posted July 17, 2008 at 8:34 am

Hey Tony, and Doug and Mark,
You guys were great. Our hearts beat to the pace of authentic ministry for Jesus. I loved the line, “mixture of evangelical and mainline.” That’s us. Thanks for bringing your passion to Wichita and First Church / NEXT. We gave it up for you and you gave it up for us, and we both are giving it up for people around us to live authentically for Christ to the glory of God. Ho cool is that? We heart you guys! Grace sufficient for the journey. Michael Gardner

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Brianna Brown

posted July 24, 2008 at 5:59 pm

hey guys!
we just can’t hear enough commentary about everything that went on here. the effect has been huge! not just on our congregation, but on the community. some are dazed and confused, some are excited, running about. but that’s what happens when you meet jesus.
it was a pleasure serving you. it was a pleasure seeing you. and you can bet it won’t be the last time 😉 safe travels!
see ya soon!

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