I have some of my best ideas sitting and brainstorming over lattes with my friend Mark. Mark Petersen, Executive Director of the Bridgeway Foundation, is an innovative missional partner. He shares the passions of so many Kingdom builders ~ consistently with an energy and excitement that amaze me.
The earliest seeds of the DVD project were shared with Mark. And it was his encouragement and support that was so instrumental in getting the whole project off the ground.
It was again in conversation with Mark that the idea for the synchroblog took shape. As we talked and laughed and dreamed a bit, I remember thinking that if we at least got 20 people blogging with us I would feel like it was a worthwhile endeavour. And if we got 50 people joining us to contribute their positive suggestions for ways to break down dividing walls of hostility… that would be awesome. Mark, on the other hand, said he thought we could get 100 bloggers to connect with the initiative.
Well, we’ve hit 50! Today, Mark and I are both blogging to extend the invitation even further.
I’ve had a lot of emails from people not quite sure what it is or how to participate. Hopefully, this will clarify things:
1. If you have a blog and would like to participate just send us your site address.
2. Then on Wednesday, June 24th, post on your blog your thoughts on how to ‘bridge the gap’. You can read the original invitation again here.
3. On June 24th, indicate your participation in this larger initiative by including a brief comment about the synchroblog with a link back to our site and an invitation to your readers to check out the other posts.
4. Moderate the comments for your own blog as you normally would.
There is no technical synchronization – it is simply a group of people, writing on the same topic, on the same day.
If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, write up your contribution and email it to me: wendy (at) newdirection.ca
We’ll post it here on BTG on the 24th either under your name or anonymous – whatever your preference is.
If you choose to participate, you are not obligated beyond posting on your own site that day. Of course, we encourage participants to read the other posts and join in the comment conversations on the other blogs as you are able.
Thanks to those who will and who have already shared the invitation to participate with others. I’d love to have to be the one buying Mark the lattes this time around 🙂
Check out Mark sharing about his partnership with “Bridging the Gap”: