This is the official letter sent out by Dan Kimball about our new network:
This is Dan Kimball and I am writing on behalf of the Creative Team for the new network/community we are all forming together.
It has been incredibly cool and extremely encouraging to read the responses and hopes and dreams that people have been writing in as they connect to our community. We have had an overwhelming amount of response so far, and if this is any indication of the future, it seems exciting days are ahead!
We are setting up a website as well as sending out regular updates soon but wanted to start getting everyone’s input as we move ahead on this.
1) We need a name! Let’s name this network together. We have been
using the Origins Project as a beginning base to start, but we want to
have a specific name for this network. We want to have a name that
represents who we are and what we are about. We are joining together to
develop relationships and community to encourage each other and spur
one another on in creativity and innovation for the passion of mission
and evangelism. If you have any ideas or suggestions for a network name
that fits this mission, please let us know.
We are wanting to
have the network named by mid-April. So we will be sorting through
suggestions and ideas. So please give us your suggestions here .
Getting together to build relationships. We will be figuring out times
of getting together. As with any community, it will mean a mix of
meeting together and having an online community develop. We will
develop some formal events, some informal events and gatherings – it
will be a mix. But we are formally announcing and launching the network
at Catalyst West Coast on April 22. It is taking place at Mariner’s
Church in Orange County, CA.
Origins Project is partnering with
Catalyst for the opening day with the “labs.” Origins will include an
opening and closing session along with several more intimate breakouts
in between. It will be a time to interact and meet others who have this
heart of mission. That same day we will be announcing the name of the
network, and we hope to have the website ready by that date too.
you would like information about Catalyst, you can go
http://www.catalystwestcoast.com/, and you can register for Origins
there. For today (Feb 26) only, there is a discount code “ORIGINS” that
will give you a special 10% discount.
3) We need your input on
the website. As we develop and shape a website and begin planning
ahead, it would be great to keep getting input from you. Our plans for
the website include a place for us to interact, ask questions, post
ideas, and all types of things. Please let us know other ideas to
include at the site. You can give us your suggestions here .
What ideas do you have for the network? What are ideas that you may
have? Anything you would love to see this become? Anything you would
suggest you make sure we do? You can give us your ideas here .
What are the biggest questions you have about the network? We will
form some sort of FAQ, but anything you would like to ask at this stage
of things? We may not have answers yet but what are the things you may
want to know? You can post your questions here.
can go to our site (http://theoriginsproject.org/) for the links to
share any of your thoughts on the name, community ideas, website ideas,
general ideas, or question. We will be reading through everything, and
we are depending on those joining up in the community to help give
direction to shape where we are going!
OK. Thanks for your
input and please pray for this as we truly sense God is in this and it
is going to be something that fuels our common heart for mission and
More soon!! Regular updates will be coming and a website for us to interact!
On the mission of Jesus with you,
On behalf of the Creative Team
Kimball, Josh Fox, Dave Gibbons, John Park, Erwin McManus, Eric Bryant,
Scot McKnight, Rick McKinley, Margaret Feinberg, Skye Jethani, Mark
Batterson, Naeem Fazal).