Conversations, VOLUME 7

David Fitch – Slow Church Conference [Audio]

David Fitch

Here is the second of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last week here at Englewood Christian Church.
*** CLICK HERE for the 1st talk that we posted, by Willie Jennings.

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the [easyazon-link asin=”0830841148″ locale=”us”]Slow Church book[/easyazon-link] that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here… ]

David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary in Chicago.

David has written several books, including most recently [easyazon-link asin=”1118203267″ locale=”us”]Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier[/easyazon-link] (co-authored with Geoff Holsclaw).  He also blogs frequently at

The title of his talk was “A Slow Church Ecclesiology”

[ CLICK HERE to download MP3’s of all 3 parts of this lecture ]


Part I:


Part II:

Extended Q/A:


Photo Credit: Felipe Martinez (Used with permission)


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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One Comment

  1. It is just so encouraging to hear this! We are four years into our missionary work (“church plant”) in Niagara and are experiencing that need for “presence” you spoke of. It requires so much patience, time and flexibility and yet, a structure of practices that direct the heart of who we are as a body. I wish we could sit together and just talk!