A REGION OF INNOVATORS

  • Leaders in the world of business (Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Expedia, Amazon)
  • Leaders in the arts
  • Leaders in cultural tolerance

THEOLOGICAL INNOVATION

  • Connecting schools for transformational mission – How can the sum be greater than the parts? What is a theological voice in the region?
  • Connecting the arts and theology – What can the arts provide that other modes of communication cannot? Are all the arts being employed?
  • Connecting business and theology – What is the business of the Kingdom of God and how does it engage the economic life of a people?
  • Connecting therapy and theology – How does the Gospel engage persons in therapeutic relationships that change the neighborhood?
  • Connecting disciplines to address the culture – How can a discipline find language to speak to the neighborhood?

BEST PRACTICES

  • Together in conversation we learn as we share ideas that are being practiced and stimulate others to innovate

RESEARCH

  • We need research and publications in the region that reflect and provide direction for the future of the theological disciplines.

JOB CREATION

  • The future of theological education is dependent on adequate opportunities for employment as a result of higher education.

DEVELOPING THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

  • What does it look like to have theologically minded people doing theology that celebrates culture, context, and communication that causes the neighborhoods of the Northwest to flourish?