Street Psalms Intensives


Street Palms Intensives is a three-year training series designed for grassroots leaders who serve in hard places. The overall message of the series explores what it means to sing God’s song in a strange land (Ps. 137). We employ a method we call “theology from below” in which we consider how to become messengers who teach and preach Good News among those who have been labeled the least, last and lost. Each participant is invited into a transformational learning process that is highly challenging and deeply personal.

Each intensive is a 15 hour conversation facilitated by urban practitioners who are trained in the art of participatory learning. Street Psalms Intensives form the core of a certificate program as well as a masters degree (in partnership with Bakke Graduate University).

 


We have developed short videos for each intensive, as well as one representing the whole Street Psalms series seen below.  Check them out!  Thanks to our friend Sam in Denver for his artistry and helping realize this vision!


Born From Below - The Word Made Flesh

Born From Below thumbnailWe explore the meaning of the Incarnation among those who have been labeled the least. We consider the mission, messsage and methods of Jesus and what that means for the Church.

Missional Question: What is my image of Jesus and how does that shape the way I serve?

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In But Not Of - Understanding The Grammar of God:

In but not Of thumbnailWe consider mission in the global, urban and postmodern context from the perspective of "outsiders". We explore the boundry lines of faith and culture and the mission of the unbounded Spirit of Jesus.

Missional Question: What is the work of the Spirit in mission and how does that shape the way I serve?

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The Scandal Of God - Loving the Least, Last and Lost:

Scandal of GodWe focus on the meaning of the Cross among those who have been crushed by life. This is a journey into the dark side of the faith, fueled by the Gospel of Hope in Christ.

Missional Question: How do we speak of God in the midsts of suffering?

 

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Image is Everything - Finding God's Breath In Man’s Dust

Image is EverythingWe explore what it means to recognize and reclaim the image of God from the broken, fractured and sometimes destructive images that confront us. This intensive is a journey through the ministry of imagination with people who seek to understand and encounter Jesus as the One True Image.

Missional Question: What does it mean to bear the image of God and how does that call forth a ministry of imagination?

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 It’s A Family Affair - Redeeming Our Inheritance

Family AffairWe consider the complex world of the family and what it means for mission in the urban context. We look at the good the bad and the ugly of family systems and how they work. We consider the meaning(s) of Biblical “family”.

Missional Question: What does it mean for the Church to be the family of God in contexts where families are bruised and broken?

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 The City of Joy - Welcome To God’s Playground

City of JoyWe explore God’s heart for the city and how to live, laugh and love in hard places. Fueled by our hope in the New Jerusalem we discover how to live and serve in Babylon. This intensives ties together themes of the previous intensives and applies them to God's heart for the city.

Missional Question: How does the New Jerusalem of our faith impact the way we live and serve in Babylon?

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